Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing (Vegan)

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette - This dressing is so easy, there's no need to buy pre-made dressing anymore! Homemade dressing tastes way better than store-bought, plus it's must more healthy.

Tangy, sweet, pungent balsamic vinaigrette. Dang, is it good.

I take a salad for lunch nearly every day and sometimes I also have it for dinner. Bananas, right?! Who wants to eat that much salad? I do. And it’s because I have a secret weapon: homemade dressing.

Word of caution: If you’re trying to get more vegetables into your diet, don’t try to eat a few spring greens with tomatoes and bottled dressing from a shelf. That’s no fun at all and I can pretty much guarantee you’re not going to love it like I love my salads.

I haven’t purchased shelf-stable dressing in pretty much my entire adulthood because I think it leaves a lot to be desired. And when a lot is left to be desired, who’s gonna eat their vegetables?! Not me. Everyone needs more veggies in their life. That’s for certain.

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Coconut-Banana Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Banana-Coconut Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Last month Eric and I visited San Francisco, eating, drinking and exploring our way through the city. Someone (shout out to Mika’s dad from Cooking For Mika!) suggested we visit Craftsman and Wolves, a patisserie that just so happened to be located in the Mission neighborhood where we were staying. We headed there for breakfast one morning and ordered coffee and warm breakfast bowls with quinoa, coconut, toasted almonds, bananas, dates and frothed milk. They were absolutely delicious! Since the patisserie is now 2,000 miles away, my coconut-banana quinoa breakfast bowl is just going to have to do!

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The Best Dairy Free Alternatives

The Best Dairy Free Alternatives | Whether you're allergic to dairy or just trying to eat less, I've got lots of tips, favorite brands and plenty of tasty recipes to help make the transition a smooth one. Living dairy free isn't as tough as it may seem!

Have you been tasked with eliminating dairy from your diet because of a recently discovered allergy? Did you try a whole 30 and decide you’re better off with less dairy? Or maybe you’ve decided to take your vegetarian diet to a new level and cut out dairy for ethical reasons. Whatever the reason, I’m happy to be the one to help!

I’ve written this post so many times. Whether it’s for friends of friends, co-workers or relatives who want to try a dairy free lifestyle, I’ve spent quite a bit of time writing down all I know about how to successfully substitute dairy in your diet. Mostly it’s been via email, but now it’s time I made it permanent.

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