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Cucumber Avocado Farro Salad with Miso Vinaigrette Dressing

This cucumber avocado farro salad with miso vinaigrette dressing is full of greens and veggies! Can be eaten by itself (for gluten-free) or over a bed of farro for a heartier meal. Either way is a delicious vegan dish that is healthy and full of flavor! This recipe was adapted from a meal box from …

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Roasted Vegetable Spinach Salad with Avocado Dressing (Leftover Veggie Salad)

Roasted Vegetable Spinach Salad with Avocado Dressing, a.k.a. “Leftover Veggie Salad.” Use up your vegetables or roast your favorites for this healthy vegan and gluten-free meal! Seriously, it’s a shock I haven’t yet had a post specifically to use up leftover vegetables! Until now. More than once I’ve told you how I overbuy vegetables. Or …

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Italian Blue Salad with Apricot Dressing

An “Italian Blue” Salad – mixed greens served with blue cheese, honey roasted pecans, fresh blueberries and a homemade apricot vinaigrette dressing. Great for a fresh summer salad, your family will love it! There’s a pizza place in Charlotte (my hometown) called Alino’s that has become a popular meeting place for family get-togethers. It’s basically …

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Skinny Jalapeno Pimento Cheese

Skinny Jalapeno Pimento Cheese – a spicy, healthier take on the southern favorite. 6 ingredients, no mayonnaise! Even though I grew up mostly in the south, I didn’t grow up with a lot of foods or traditions that are typically considered “southern.” For example, I never had Bojangles until I was in college. I also …

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Basil spinach almond pesto

(Vegan) Basil spinach almond pesto. Don’t have pine nuts? Or parmesan? No problem! You can still make a basil pesto spread, no cheese or pine nuts required! Part 1 of my “make everything from scratch” meal was making homemade puff pastry. Part two… pesto! I’ll admit I never made pesto from scratch before, so when I realized …

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