Tag: dairy free

The Best Vegan Tzatziki

The Best Vegan Tzatziki

Dairy and I do not agree with one another. When I was younger I ate dairy anyway, because I didn’t make the connection between what I ate and how I felt. Also, milk is a primary ingredient in cereal and I wasn’t prepared to give…

Food Diary of a Mediterranean Cruise

Food Diary of a Mediterranean Cruise

Going on vacation used to stress me out. Yes, I know this reaction is opposite of most people, but the control freak in me can’t help it. The main source of my stress? Food. Between various stages of serial dieting and anorexia, the idea of…

Superfood Profile: The Benefits of Maca

Superfood Profile: The Benefits of Maca

The first time I tried maca, I was hooked. No, it’s not a drug. Maca is a root that grows in the high altitudes of the Peruvian Andes. Also known as Peruvian Ginseng, maca resembles a turnip or radish. It’s unique in the fact that…

Sriracha Hummus Aioli

Sriracha Hummus Aioli

One of my current goals is to create a vegan chipotle ranch dressing that resembles the one at my favorite restaurant. Seems relatively simple, right? So, what’s the problem? I also want it to have high-quality ingredients so I don’t feel like crap after I…

6-Minute Roasted Shishito Peppers

6-Minute Roasted Shishito Peppers

One of the great things about living in California is having easy access to a wide variety of organic local produce. There are several farms that will deliver a weekly produce box right to your door. Although I had considered signing up for one for…

Mango Mint Smoothie (Banana-Free)

Mango Mint Smoothie (Banana-Free)

Looking for a creamy, satisfying banana-free smoothie? Look no further, because this smoothie is everything! Full disclosure: mango has never really been my thing, but a sale on organic mango at Whole Foods prompted me to give it another chance and I’m so glad I…

Dairy-Free Blackberry Smoothie

Dairy-Free Blackberry Smoothie

I had no plans to photograph this smoothie – it was completely spontaneous. This is incredibly unlike me. I am a planner in pretty much every aspect of my life, except (as it turns out) with photography and blackberry smoothies. Seems like a good place…

Banana-Free Cherry Vanilla Smoothie

Banana-Free Cherry Vanilla Smoothie

I love bananas, but sometimes you just need a banana break. The problem is that bananas are the perfect plant-based smoothie ingredient because they help make it creamy without adding dairy. As it turns out, avocado has the same effect. But what kind of smoothie can…

Best Almond Butter Smoothie

Best Almond Butter Smoothie

I’m a BIG fan of putting greens in my smoothie, but sometimes I just want a milkshake. Unfortunately, dairy and I do not get along – but this smoothie fulfills my craving and more! Probably because it tastes like I’m having dessert for breakfast. Not…

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Last week was a tough week. I had to put my dog to sleep. She was my best friend, my family, and my partner in crime for 16 years – literally half my life. I miss her more than words can say and my life…