Spinach Salad and Vegan Mayonnaise Dressing

I grew up eating this salad and have always liked it!  I recently had it again and can’t remember why we haven’t had this in so long! 😉  Spinach is so tasty and hearty! So delicious and so nutritious too! Continue reading “Spinach Salad and Vegan Mayonnaise Dressing”

Caesar Salad Dressing

This dressing has been a huge favorite of ours and is used quite frequently! In fact I made it for our Easter dinner and then again for dinner with friends this last week! It always gets rave reviews and the best part is, it’s simple and healthy!

This dressing isn’t a true Caesar dressing since I don’t add the anchovy fillets. It would certainly add more flavor and nutrients if some were added. Probably two is all that is needed to do the job!

I often use this dressing for a typical caesar salad with chicken and fresh parmesan cheese, but I also will frequently use it for other salads as well. I think it is especially tasty on spring greens with grapes, almond slivers and fresh goat cheese! ALL the kids love it and will often have three and four servings!

⅓ cup fresh parmesan cheese
¼ cup homemade mayonaise
1 ½ TBSP balsamic vinegar
1 ½ TBSP fresh lemon or lime juice
1 ½ tsp homemade mustard
½ tsp worcestershire sauce
¼ cup olive oil (or any oil of choice)
1 clove garlic(optional)
2 anchovies(optional)

Mix all ingredients in food processor or blender and mix until well blended. If I’m not adding the fresh garlic or anchovies I will often just put all the ingredients in a jar and give it a few good shakes and serve!

Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup

I’ve missed making recipes that call for Cream of Mushroom soup. I just love Chicken Divan and Beef Stroganoff and so many other yummy recipes! As many of you try to do as well, I’m sure; I’ve been trying to rid all processed foods out of my pantry. I’ve worked so hard on this, and yet these soups are easy and yummy and so tasty… probably because they have MSG in them! Continue reading “Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup”

Make your own Organic Coconut Milk for less!

$2 for a can of organic coconut milk at wegmans; $1.50 and 10 minutes time to make it at home!  I’m all about saving anywhere I can!  Plus I know the only ingredients are coconut and water.  I can be in control of what is added to it!  I know there aren’t any extra ingredients or any preservatives, BPA due to packaging or anything else! Continue reading “Make your own Organic Coconut Milk for less!”