I am a curious person by nature. I like to know things. I like to know how and why things work, interesting facts, and useless trivia. I especially like to know about food, nutrition, and cooking. Shocker, I know.
There are 4 basic flavor components to a good salad dressing: salt, sweet, acid, and a “punch.” Bottled salad dressings are a no-go in my book. I’d rather not be consuming maltodextrin, calcium disodium EDTA, and caramel coloring with my organic kale, thank you very much. Most homemade dairy-free salad dressings have an oil base, typically extra virgin olive oil. Since I have cut out oil, I have been on the hunt for good homemade salad dressings. Especially my beloved Italian Dressing. Enter Miss Tanny Raw. Continue reading “Creamy Italian Salad Dressing”
Lunch is our favorite meal of the day. We aren’t rushing to get out the door for school or just getting back home from dance class or errands. Even my oldest daughter, who’s in 1st grade, says that lunchtime is her favorite because she gets to spend it chatting with her friends and scoping out what other kids are eating. She often reports back to me that many of her friends bring candy and “junk food” to school, go crazy on the playground, and then fall asleep during “Silent Reading” time after recess. Out of the mouths of babes… Continue reading “What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today”