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Easy dairy free tzatziki.

Easy Dairy Free Tzatziki

This easy dairy free tzatziki is the lazy man’s way to make tzatziki. There is no peeling, grating or squeezing the cucumber. All you do is dice it in

5 minute pantry champagne vinaigrette.

5 Minute Pantry Champagne Vinaigrette

This 5 minute pantry champagne vinaigrette uses 5 simple pantry ingredients, olive oil, champagne vinegar, dijon mustard, salt & pepper.

The best lemon vinaigrette

The Best Lemon Vinaigrette

If you were to ask me what recipe I make the most often, it would be this lemon vinaigrette. This vinaigrette is a staple in my house and if I could bottle it and sell it, I would! This is the honestly the BEST AND SIMPLEST VINAIGRETTE and is my GO-TO for EVERYTHING! This lemon vinaigrette literally takes 5 minutes to make, and has no added sugar or other random ingredients that you can’t pronounce.

Quick and easy guacamole

Quick and Easy Guacamole

I’ve recently taught a few small cooking classes/demos and come to the realization that a lot of my local readers and friends are on the lookout for simple, tasty, easy, no-fuss recipes to add to their repertoire. Recipes that I think are simple and not exactly blog post worthy, are really what most people want to make, and have time to make. I’ve always assumed that everyone had a go-to guacamole recipe, knew how to make brown rice, or de-stem kale, but I’ve come to realize that not everyone knows these things, and most of the time will not admit it.

Avocado yogurt cream served with tortilla chips

Avocado Yogurt Crema

This crema is the perfect compliment for tacos, nachos, quesadillas, burritos and even tastes great alone paired with your favorite bag of chips. It also serves as a great dip for sweet potato fries!

Quinoa wrap with black beans, feta, and avocado displayed on a table.

Quinoa Wrap with Black Beans, Feta and Avocado

What makes this wrap so good? Well, you take our favorite avocado-tahini dip, mix it in with some quinoa, black beans, a bit of melted Monterey jack and feta, throw in some sliced avocado, some spinach leaves, and wrap it all in a whole-grain tortilla, and oh my goodness, you have yourself one amazing wrap that’s not only healthy, but full of flavor.

Cilantro lime mayonnaise

Cilantro-Lime Mayonnaise

I figured this mayonnaise finally deserved a post of its own instead of being hidden in the middle of a burger post.  I make this mayo up way too much and my friends make it up as well and complain about having to scroll through a turkey burger post to get the recipe.  Hey, I get it, it’s easier to just have a designated post for each recipe, right?

Avocado-Tahini Dip

This is the tale of the salad dressing that transformed into a dip.  It sounds like the start of a fairy tale don’t you think?   Except turning from a salad dressing into a dip doesn’t sound like a great transformation, (kind of like a prince turning into a frog) but it is, so it’s a story with a happy ending.

Buffalo apple burgers with sage jalapeño pesto

Buffalo Apple Burgers with Sage-Jalapeño Pesto

4th of July is around the corner and it’s time to fire up the grill. Here’s a great burger recipe that celebrates the American West. This is a lean mean tasty burger. I say lean because buffalo has 70 to 90% less fat compared to beef, and 50% less cholesterol. Buffalo is also leaner than both pork and chicken, and has fewer calories to boot. On top of that, buffalo is higher in protein, iron and all the omega and amino acids. We’ve been fans of buffalo meat for years, going back to the mid 90’s when we were introduced to our first buffalo burger at Joe’s Garage in Minneapolis. You can pick up buffalo pretty much at any grocery store or Whole Foods. Because buffalo is high in protein, it’s also very filling, so 1-pound is perfect for a family of 4. We serve these burgers up on mini brioche buns and they’re the perfect size.

Tomatillo and avocado salsa

Tomatillo and Avocado Salsa

This is the perfect salsa to bring to a party or to serve up at home with your favorite chips and Mexican fare. It’s got a bit of a kick to it, but not too much where your kids won’t enjoy it.

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