All Mexican food is essentially the same four ingredients rearranged and called something different. Quesadilla? Tortilla, cheese, salsa. Tacos? Tortilla, meat, salsa. Tostada? Fried tortilla, meat, salsa. Essentially they are all the same thing. But despite it’s simplicity, one of my favorite Mexican breakfasts is entomatadas. […]
Transitioning to a vegetarian or vegan diet can be a challenge for some because it requires eating different foods that what they are used to. Many new vegans complain about the lack of flavor in their new healthy food. That’s because their ‘flavor’ that they are used to is loads of oil and fat which healthy plant based food is lacking. My advise to you is to spice things up with spices instead of salt and fat, or specifically with salsa! (more…)
Beginning the journey on a vegetarian or vegan diet can be very challenging for some, especially if they have no idea where to start. In last week’s tofu recipe I mentioned that the number one thing that vegetarians/vegans are always asked is “Where do you […]
As soon as you announce to friends and family that you are now adopting a vegan or vegetarian diet, suddenly everyone is worried about your health and especially your protein intake. Where do you get your protein? Are you getting enough protein? Are you sure […]
When it’s close to siesta time in the afternoon I have to admit I get lazy AF! I can’t be bothered to make some amazing three course meal to tide my hunger pains. The easier, the better!
I’m always super busy in afternoons and have a million and one things to get done so anything that I can do ahead of time to make the day flow a little easier is a MUST in my book. (more…)
After living Mexico for four years, somehow I’m still not immune to cravings for American foods. You can take the girl out of Washington but you can’t take the Washington out of the girl! One of my favorite snacks is ranch and veggies. Mexico is good at a lot of things, but making a tasty ranch is not one of them. After trying out a few different recipes I can assure you that this Creamy 2 Minute Dairy-Free Ranch is one that you will LOVE and can’t get enough of!
Yes, this ranch is dairy-free and yes, you can make it in under two minutes. Crazy right?! Ready for the secret ingredient to a super creamy and lightning fast ranch? Tofu! Now don’t get freaked out. I know that tofu is a foreign food for a lot of people, but that doesn’t mean you should shy away from it.
Tofu basically has no flavor so it just soaks up whatever flavor you want to give it! For this recipe, there’s so much added extra spice that you will have no idea that its anything but a delicious creamy dip. Garlic and onion powders, black pepper and dill are what give life to this tofu base. I LOVE garlic…maybe a little too much…so I add a ton until its got a little spice. Obviously if you prefer one thing over the other, feel free to switch up the measurements. After all you’ll be eating it not me.
I love to use this ranch as a dip with veggies, but if you’d prefer a consistency more suitable for dressing on a salad just add a few tablespoons of water until you get what you’re looking for. This would also be awesome as a spread for sandwiches and is AMAZING as a chip dip. That little extra salt perks it up real nice!
Mexico is really lacking in their ranch competition, but don’t worry you can make up for it with this super simple two minute ranch. I guess it depends on your blender, but this should really be called 30 second ranch. That’s how fast and easy it is.
Creamy 2 Minute Dairy-Free Ranch
- 1 package silken tofu
- 1/2 tbs garlic powder
- 1/2 tbs onion powder
- 1 tbs dried dill
- 1/2 tbs black pepper
- 1 tbs lime juice
- salt to taste
- Add all ingredients to blender and blend until well combined and creamy. Add water one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
In case you are not aware, potatoes are vegetables. But for some reason they get a bad rap for being so fattening and one of the worst things you could eat. Starchy vegetables are delicious and nutritious. I wanted to focus on these misunderstood veggies […]