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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Beyond Burger Review + Best Veggie Burgers

The Beyond Burger

I now understand why this burger is called The Beyond Burger. It is BEYOND. Seriously. You will not understand until you try it for yourself, but essentially it’s a veggie burger made completely of plant protein, plus it’s gluten free (yay!), and it looks, smells, feels and tastes shockingly like a beef burger. To the point that I was actually nervous to take a bite because it reminded me so much of meat. And you don’t even have to take my word for it. My burger-crazy husband 100% agrees. This is an amazing product. Continue reading

Chocolate Covered Oranges

Chocolate Covered Oranges Recipe - You're just 4 ingredients away from this healthy, gluten-free and vegan dessert or snack idea.

Just look at those juicy clementines. Mmmhmmm. These chocolate covered oranges are my new favorite dessert/snack. They’re so easy that you may as well drop whatever it is you’re doing and make them right now. You probably have the ingredients! And then you’ll have a healthy snack/dessert in your fridge, ready to go, when a craving strikes. It’s just 3 ingredients. What are you waiting for?!

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