Dairy allergies make cheese eating quite impossible. Once you realize that you feel better without dairy, the first thing to go is restaurant food, and the next is cheese. I now have complete admiration for all of the vegan alternative cheese products out there, but many add weird ingredients and some aren’t even close ∞
This delicious summer salad is packed with nutrition but yet doesn’t weigh you down in the hot weather. The creamy texture of the tahini dressing seems almost like you are eating a Caesar salad, only this is a vegan alternative. I browned the sweet potatoes in maple syrup prior to adding them to the kale. ∞
Summer is here, and it’s time to enjoy the outdoors, and therefore local Farmers Markets. I love to shop at Rutgers Gardens here in New Jersey. My favorite booths are the ones selling ‘Jersey Fresh’ produce, and I was pleasantly surprised to find Organic Arugula. The shelf life on fresh Arugula is maybe 1-2 days, ∞
The party invites are rolling in; Graduations, Backyard Barbecues, Pool Parties, just to mention a few. After attending a few so far, I’m always inspired by the great foods and recipes used in summer favorites. It’s no secret, I love summer salads. Potato salad, coleslaw, and pasta salad are fantastic dishes set out for parties. ∞
I love the ease of cooking on the grill. The flavor of foods that are grilled is quite unique to summer. Even though I use an indoor grill, it just isn’t the same as barbecuing outdoors. Since it is Father’s Day, I decided to take charge of the barbecue. These grilled veggies are a perfect ∞
I think the Avocado season is in its peak about now. That works out perfectly for the upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebrations about to begin! It’s always best to pre-purchase your avocados when they aren’t ripe so you don’t have all of the bruising from the store shelf. They can be bought a few days ∞
The first day of summer means quicker, easier recipes. I usually make all of my salad toppings from scratch, but this jar of pre-made sauce was too irresistable to pass up. It is Watcharee’s® Thai Peanut Sauce and the flavor is fresh, tangy and gourmet style. It’s also Gluten Free and Vegan!