Dairy Free

Asian Green Bean Salad

Over Labor Day weekend we took the kids to the beach with some of my family. Now I typically pack snacks of the cracker variety for such outings so I was surprised when my Aunt Patricia pulled out a giant freezer bag full of marinated green beans from her cooler. […]

Vietnamese Noodle Salad with Grilled Pork

Bún Thịt Nướng, or Vietnamese grilled pork with noodles, has been my preferred order at Vietnamese restaurants for YEARS (sorry pho). And for the life of me I can’t understand why, up until now of course, I had never thought to try making it myself at home because it is […]

Marmalade Whiskey Sours

One of my very favorite ways to use preserves is in cocktails. They both sweeten and flavor your favorite drinks and bring out a lovely depth of flavor that you wouldn’t otherwise get. For this recipe I highly recommend using Preserve International’s Meyer Lemon Marmalade (linked below), but if you […]

Barbacoa Beef tacos

This is one of those set it and forget it recipes that makes you remember why you even got that slow cooker in the first place. Rich, flavorful beef chuck roast is slow cooked to perfection with chiles and spices until it is tender and smoky. I love it in […]

Chocolate “Nice”cream

When you’re in the mood for a frozen treat but don’t feel like an all out calorie splurge this “nice”cream is the perfect fix! 🍨 🍨🍨 The base ingredients are frozen bananas and a little coconut milk. I went with a classic chocolate flavor by adding cocoa powder, a pinch […]

Lamb Kofta with Minted Cabbage & Carrot Salad

Lamb Kofta is one of those dishes that sounds and looks really impressive but is ridiculously easy to make and absolutely perfect for a summer grill out. For those of you who have never had lamb kofta before, it is basically ground lamb mixed with onion, garlic, a ton of […]

Rosemary Garlic Carrots

Everybody needs a couple of side dish recipes that are no fuss, no fail and can really elevate a good meal to something special. This is one of those recipes. Incredibly simple and yet packed with flavor that feels indulgent. Easy enough for a weeknight dinner, special enough for a […]

Greek Cucumber Salad

This salad is honestly one of my favorite things to eat in summer. It’s fresh and vibrant and pairs perfectly with grilled meat. One our favorite ways to eat it is on a pita or rolled piece of naan with grilled chicken thighs, homemade tzatziki and arugula. I mean, can […]