Cashew-Based Vegan Ranch Dressing

Have you ever know anyone growing up who literally put ranch dressing on everything?

Yep. That was me.

I kid you not if it was dippable I was dipping it in ranch. Carrots, pizza, chicken, you name it. I ranched it.

Anyways, flash forward to now. It has been years since I ranched anything 1. due to my wonderful dairy intolerance and 2. because ranch dressing on everything isn’t exactly the best thing for you.

BUT. I recently decided to embark on a Bailey-friendly version of ranch dressing to dip my veggies in because I’ve been eating way too much hummus and frankly I’m just ready to have ranch dressing back in my life. Soooooooo, I introduce to you, the MOST delicious and easy cashew-based ranch dressing EVAAAA!!!!!

Not even being dramatic guys, this is so good. I made a whole batch and we finished the entire thing that night. There wasn’t even time for a picture. Oh well, that just meant I had to make another batch to photograph (and then eat soon afterwards). So, my fellow ranchies out there, please enjoy this delicious healthified dip and have a fantastic day.

Cashew-Based Vegan Ranch Dressing

  • Servings: 1 cup
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • ¾ cup raw cashews
  • ¾ cup cashew milk
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¾ tsp onion powder
  • 3 Tbsp fresh dill

Directions

  1. Soak your cashews in hot water for 30 minutes.
  2. While your cashews are soaking, add the lemon juice and apple cider vinegar to the cashew milk and let it sit for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Drain and rinse the cashews three times, then add to a blender with the milk mixture, water, salt, garlic, and onion powder. Blend until smooth.
  4. Add the dill and pulse to gently blend it in, but be careful not to overdo the blending or your sauce will turn green!
  5. Store in the fridge and enjoy!

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Sweet Massaged Kale Salad with Vegan Parmesan

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This is 100% my favorite salad of all time (currently). I’ve literally been eating it night and day for the past two weeks and I still can’t get enough of it!

Anddddd, besides being leafy green and delicious, it takes two seconds to make (you can even pre-make the dressing and keep it in a bottle for easy access then all you have to do is make the vegan parm and you’re set). It’s the perfect way to have a delicious healthy side salad/meal in minutes. AND IT’S SO GOOD. I made the Oh She Glows Butternut Squash with this nutty parmesan substitute and ever since I’ve just been putting it in everything.

I hope you enjoy, my peeps!

Sweet Massaged Kale Salad with Vegan Parmesan

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale, chopped coarsely and massaged
  • ¼ c golden raisins
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Oh She Glows Almond-Pecan Parmesan

  • ¼ c almonds
  • ¼ c pecans
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional Yeast
  • ½ tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch sea salt

Directions

  1. In a large salad bowl, add your kale and give it a few squeezes to “massage” it. This breaks it down a bit and makes it less bitter. Add the golden raisins.
  2. Meanwhile, combine 2 Tbsp olive oil, lemon juice, honey, garlic, and pepper and whisk to combine.
  3. Place all ingredients for the Oh She Glows Almond-Pecan Parmesan in a food processor and pulse until the nuts are in tiny chunks.
  4. Add the “parmesan” and dressing and toss to combine. Enjoy!


Patriotic Red, White, and Blueberries Bowl

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Happy 4th of July Y’all!!!!

I may not be in the motherland at the moment, but I will still be celebrating my country of birth by eating patriotic AF food. Soooo I got to thinking about what I could possibly make using red, white, and blue foods and automatically I thought “BERRIES!!!!”

My fave. Berries. Always.

Berries are so great because they’re low in calories, high in antioxidants and nutrients, and they’re ohhhhhh so sweet and tasty in da tummy (the best part).  AND, in this case, there’s so many red and blue berries!!!! You could realistically sub pretty much any red or blue berry of your choosing instead of raspberries and bluebs, but they’re my two favorites so that’s why I went with them. They also get kindof mushy when you mix everything together which creates sort of a jam texture which adds some deliciousness to this recipe. Uhhhh YUM!

This recipe is also literally easier than breathing (ok maybe not breathing, but pretty darn close) to make so if you’re having a bunch of people over and have no idea what to serve them for breakfast, a snack, or dessert, this is PERFECT PEOPLE!!! Literally just go to Costco (AKA the most magical place on earth), grab a couple tubs of berries and some bananners, a little granola and honey and maybe a bit of nut butter and you’re golden. Throw it all together and BOOM instant patriotic sweet treat that’s also healthy for you.

SO. I will leave you at that. I hope you all have a very fun, very SAFE (seriously people, don’t be messing around with fireworks blowing hands off n’ stuff), very delicious 4th of July. Enjoy!!

Patriotic Red, White, and Blueberries Bowl

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 large bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup organic raspberries, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup organic blueberries, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup of your favorite gluten free granola
  • 2-3 Tbsp all-natural peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp raw organic honey
  • dark chocolate chips (optional)

Directions

  1. Place a quarter of the sliced bananas and berries in each bowl and top with a quarter of the granola. Drizzle a quarter of the peanut butter and honey on top. Sprinkle some dark chocolate chips on top if you would like. Enjoy!