Salad Dressing with Almond Milk & Apple Cider Vinegar

I had no idea until I was in my late 20’s that you could actually make dressing at home. I try to make up a big batch and put it in a jar in the fridge so I don’t have to make it every time I have a salad.

1 cup almond milk

½ cup apple cider vinegar

1 apple chopped up

1-2 tsp garlic

2 tsp honey mustard

Salt and pepper- few shakes

Sweetener of your choice to add- I use stevia- 2 packets was fine- you can use a bit of agave, honey etc.

Blend it up and enjoy! I put in a jar and put in the fridge. Will be good for at least 6 servings.

Pistachio Sauce

This is insanely delicious and so vibrantly green and beautiful! And goes with just about anything- over fish tacos, on a big stir fry, in a burrito bowl - the possibilities are endless.

1 cup of pistachios

1 bunch of cilantro- rinse and take stems off

1 cup of almond milk

1-2 tsp chopped garlic

Squeeze of half a lemon or few drops of lemon essential oil

Salt and pepper-few shakes

1-2 tbl of brown sugar

Crushed Red Pepper - few shakes

Put it all in the blender and blend. If it is too thick add more almond milk or water. Serves 4-6

Cashew "Cheese"

This is great for so many things - on top of roasted veggies, pasta,on pizza, on tacos and this list goes on and on.

Soak 1 cup of cashews for 2+ hours in water. Drain

Add ⅓ cup of nutritional yeast flakes. (These can be found at health food stores like Trader Joe’s or Sprouts)

½ cup of almond/cashew milk.

Teaspoon or two of chopped garlic

Salt and pepper- few shakes

Crushed Red Pepper- few shakes

Squeeze of half a lemon or few drops of lemon essential oil.

Put all ingredients in the blender and blend.

If you want to spice it up, add 1-2 tbl. of red curry paste=really delish!

I always taste it and add ingredients depending on taste and how thick the sauce is.  If I want it “cheesier” I will add more nutritional yeast. If it’s too thick, I’ll add some more almond milk or even water. Needs more of a pop, I’ll add a bit more crushed red pepper. Serves 4-6