Citrus avocado salad with orange vinaigrette

This salad is beautiful, and scrumptious, but it’s also super easy to throw together. You can use whatever sweet citrus you have available. I used Cara Cara oranges this time, but you could use regular oranges, blood oranges, or any kind of orange cousin: tangerine, clementine, mandarin, satsuma. The hardest parts are slicing the avocado and […]

20-day diet prep plan: Day 19 – salad lab and quiz

If you haven’t already read and done Day 20, start there. Seriously; you have to. Today depends on it! Today’s two assignments: Experiment with salads, and take a couple quick quizzes. Assignment 1: Make some salads Remember those groceries you bought yesterday, based on Day 20? (No? See, I told you you have to start […]

Antipasto salad

Some of my favorite dishes come about as a result of being short on options. This antipasto salad that I had for lunch a couple days ago was one of those — a super quick, easy lunch! It starts with me standing in front of the open fridge, thinking – Let’s see, what’s on hand? Mixed greens, […]

Dairy-free Ranch Dressing (Dump Ranch)

If you’re not avoiding dairy, my Buttermilk Ranch Dressing recipe is a delicious option. If, however, you have a milk allergy, living the Paleo diet, or doing a Whole30, this Dairy-free Ranch Dressing is a fantastic alternative. And in fact, I think I might just like it better than the traditional recipe! This was inspired by and […]

Very veggie tuna salad

Making healthy food more convenient is the way to kick the convenience food habit! But I can’t deal with the kind of meal prep that requires having 12 different casseroles in the freezer to drop in the slow cooker. What works for me is having a lot of different ingredients and meal components chopped and/or cooked, […]

Strawberry poppy seed dressing (sugar-free)

  I’ve always loved poppy seed dressing, but once I went sugar free, it had to be a very occasional treat. It takes a lot of sugar to balance the onion, and I tried making sugar-free poppy seed dressing, but I found that substituting Splenda ruined the dressing’s ability to cling to the greens. (Back […]