Basil, Walnut, and Flax Seed Pesto

Pesto is one of my great loves, and this one is dairy-free! I love this with pasta salads, zoodles, wraps, and roasted vegetables is wonderful too. Ingredients: 4 ounces of fresh basil 1/2 cup walnuts 1 tbsp.  ground flax-seed 1-1 1/2 cups olive oil salt and pepper, to taste Preparation:     In a blender/…

Sesame Ginger Dressing

This is a simple and savory dressing perfect with salads, zoodles, wraps, raw cut vegetables, roasted vegetables, burgers, ah I use it on everything! I love the balance between the sesame oil and the sweet pickles ginger. Ingredients: 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. pickled ginger and brine 2 tbsp. sesame oil pinch of salt…

Vegan Thousand Island Dressing

This dressing is great with salad, veggie burgers, raw veggies, and baked or roasted potatoes and vegetables too. It’s tangy and slightly sweet. Yield: 8-10 servings Ingredients: 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise 1 tbsp. ketchup (sugar-free) 1/2 tsp. onion powder 1/2 tsp. turmeric 2 small pickles (about 2 tbsp. when minced) 1/2 tsp. paprika 1/2 tsp….

Vegan Ranch Dressing

I love to make homemade dressings, its much cheaper than buying at the store, and you can customize them however you like. I love this one on spinach salads and raw veggies. Pictured I made a salad with shredded green cabbage, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and celery. This dressing is so delicious, I have to make…

Artichoke, Caper, and Olive Pasta Sauce

This recipe I made on New Year’s Eve in 2016 and it set forth in motion my love of food and my resolution to make my cookbook a reality. This sauce is a basic red sauce loaded with all kinds of extra goodies like capers, olives, and artichoke hearts.  Ingredients: 1 large can of plum Italian…

Vegan “Cheese” Sauce with Fresh Cilantro

I absolutely love this dip! This sauce was a labor of love to get just the right consistency and flavor I was looking for. When I want to make nachos, or enchiladas, this is my go to recipe. This easy homemade “cheese” is so wonderful right off the stove. Yield: 2 cups Ingredients: 1 15…