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BBQ Chickpea Wrap

BBQ Chickpea Wrap

The secret to eating healthy is planning ahead. PLAN. PLAN. PLAN. I do admit it can be challenging and I STILL struggle with planning out my meals but when I do everything runs SO much smoother and I’m unbelievably more productive. However, sometimes it’s just […]

Veggie Thai Tacos with Easy Peanut Sauce

Veggie Thai Tacos with Easy Peanut Sauce

When you live with another person, you have to learn how to compromise. For the selfish readers, a compromise is not when you decide who will get their way, going to one side or the other, but rather, you both meet in the middle so […]

Creamy 2 Minute Dairy-Free Ranch

Creamy 2 Minute Dairy-Free Ranch

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.

Creamy 2 Minute Dairy Free Ranch
Creamy 2 Minute Dairy Free Ranch

 

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!

Creamy 2 Minute Dairy Free Ranch
Creamy 2 Minute Dairy Free Ranch

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.

If you are interested in trying more dairy-free sauces and dips check out Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce and Sundried Tomato Garlic Alfredo Sauce (Dairy-Free)

 Creamy 2 Minute Dairy-Free Ranch

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until well combined and creamy. Add water one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.

 

Creamy 2 Minute Dairy Free Ranch
Creamy 2 Minute Dairy Free Ranch
Crispy Baked Potato Taquitos

Crispy Baked Potato Taquitos

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 […]

Easy Vegan Crock Pot Chili

Easy Vegan Crock Pot Chili

When I mention to people that I am a food blogger they seem so amazed. (And rightfully so, it is pretty awesome!) What is so astonishing to these people is just the idea that I cook at home everyday with fresh ingredients and real food. […]

Sweet and Sour Lentil Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Lentil Meatballs

Potlucks, parties, BBQ’s all come to mind when it’s summer time. And honestly summer goes by way to fast to use plates, so it’s better to just stick to the finger foods. Ain’t nobody got time for plates!

Sweet and sour meatballs is are oh so tasty. Pop a toothpick in it, and you’ve got yourself a finger food! Meatballs are delicious, but wouldn’t they taste even better if you knew you were eating a healthier version of them? (more…)

Crispy Homemade Chick Nuggets

Crispy Homemade Chick Nuggets

Chicken nuggets is one of those things that I would need close to one million to get tired of eating. I just can’t help it. Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside…it’s hard not to like. But I can think of one reason…

Green Machine Quinoa Salad with Basil Garlic Dressing

Green Machine Quinoa Salad with Basil Garlic Dressing

Let me just start out by saying: quinoa. It’s AWESOME!!! When I was making this Green Machine Quinoa Salad with Basil Garlic Dressing, I reacquainted myself with quinoa and forgot how much I love it. 

Tropical Fruit Salad

Tropical Fruit Salad

When my husband or I have a day off from work, our first thought is where are we going. We take a vacation any chance we can get! It’s not often that both of us have the same days off, so when it comes around our bags are packed and we’re out the door in under an hour. I’m also a self proclaimed professional packer which helps to speed things along as well. (more…)

30 Minute Whole Wheat Thai Pizza

30 Minute Whole Wheat Thai Pizza

My name is Shannon and pizza is my guilty pleasure. (Hi Shannon!) …Okay it’s not an addiction, but if I could make pizza a little healthier I’d probably be going to addict meetings all the time. As you may know, I’m a hardcore fan of […]