Homemade Ranch Dressing

I love ranch dressing. There, I said it. As a kid, I adored Hidden Valley, but as an adult, I only get excited about made-from-scratch, real-deal ranch…

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ranch dressing recipe

I love ranch dressing. There, I said it. As a kid, I adored Hidden Valley, but as an adult, I only get excited about made-from-scratch, real-deal ranch dressing. This recipe is exactly that.

Earlier this year, as I navigated my first trimester, I found myself craving my favorite comfort foods. Naturally, I made my own ranch dressing and happily drizzled it over my salads, and my pizzas, and even my quesadillas (why not?).

ranch dressing ingredients

This ranch dressing recipe is the end result of my experimentation. It features fresh herbs, real buttermilk, and a creamy sour cream base. It tastes gourmet, and it’s certainly not too heavy. I hope you love it as much as I do!

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60 Healthy Meal Prep Ideas

Is anyone else trying to get in a new meal prep routine this fall? Jack and I took some time off last week for an end-of-summer trip to Michigan. It was so fun and relaxing, but when we got back, I realized just how busy the next few months are going t…


Is anyone else trying to get in a new meal prep routine this fall? Jack and I took some time off last week for an end-of-summer trip to Michigan. It was so fun and relaxing, but when we got back, I realized just how busy the next few months are going to be. Thankfully, I have a full arsenal of healthy meal prep ideas to help us get through it. 🙂 In case you’re also having a busy fall, I’m sharing over 60 of my healthy meal prep ideas today. They include meal prep recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, […]

Vegan Oyster Mushroom Caesar Salad

The star of this Vegan Caesar Salad is the oyster mushrooms that we sear using a special pressing method that makes it umami-rich and crunchy on the outside while juicy and flavor-packed inside.

The star of this Vegan Caesar Salad is the oyster mushrooms that we sear using a special pressing method that makes it umami-rich and crunchy on the outside while juicy and flavor-packed inside.

Fig Burrata Caprese.

This fig caprese is perfect for late summer! Creamy burrata cheese, fresh basil, good olive oil and balsamic glaze makes it incredible. Fig season is here!  If you’re looking for the perfect side dish or snack tonight, I’ve got you covered. The creamiest burrata cheese, juicy figs, olive oil and balsamic for a simple but […]

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This fig caprese is perfect for late summer! Creamy burrata cheese, fresh basil, good olive oil and balsamic glaze makes it incredible.

Fig season is here! 

fig caprese salad

If you’re looking for the perfect side dish or snack tonight, I’ve got you covered. The creamiest burrata cheese, juicy figs, olive oil and balsamic for a simple but insanely flavorful dish.

Words can’t express how good this is! 

fresh fig

Classic caprese happens in our house ALL the time. I even made it last night to have as a side with my lemon butter chicken from Everyday Dinners. I’ve definitely done my own spin on the caprese many times… such as a hot bacon version, caramelized peach, watermelon, strawberry and stone fruit. Just to name a few.

But I’ve never done figs and well there is a first time for everything. Best day ever! 

burrata cheese

I just love when figs are in season.

They are the perfect fruit to bridge the gap from summer to fall. And the season is so short that it makes the few weeks that they are available extra special.

fresh fig on burrata

So why not make a savory, delish salad or snack with them?

I’m very much team-snack when it comes to figs. Dried figs are a HUGE favorite of mine. I’ve eaten them as a snack for ages. 

The fresh ones are so good too, and I love pairing them with something savory like this. 

fresh figs with burrata and olive oil

Clearly this recipe is not complicated. I love to use burrata cheese because, well… it’s burrata! But if you can’t find it or don’t want to splurge, go with fresh mozzarella. Sliced or small pearls work – whatever your preference is. 

fig caprese salad

I tend to use turkish figs because they are the most available to me. But I also really love black mission figs. Again, whichever you can get your hands on here, or whichever version you love.

The rest? Super super simple.

Fresh basil leaves. Keep them whole or chop ‘em up. 

Really good olive oil, like Ina Garten style. Make it high quality, extra virgin. Super fruity! 

Balsamic glaze! I just buy it these days because it’s so accessible.  (more…)

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Crispy Prosciutto and Charred Corn Arugula Salad.

This prosciutto corn arugula salad is so simple and flavorful! Charred corn, crispy prosciutto, peppery arugula and a parmesan vinaigrette! Absolutely delish. There’s a new favorite salad on the block! I won’t lie, I’m feeling the fall vibes now with it being September. I’m ready to jump head first into all the cozy soups and […]

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This prosciutto corn arugula salad is so simple and flavorful! Charred corn, crispy prosciutto, peppery arugula and a parmesan vinaigrette! Absolutely delish.

There’s a new favorite salad on the block!

crispy prosciutto & charred corn arugula salad

I won’t lie, I’m feeling the fall vibes now with it being September. I’m ready to jump head first into all the cozy soups and warming pasta dishes, but it’s still summer! And I can’t let my beloved sweet corn go It’s just the best and we only get it for, like, five minutes a year. Gotta make the best of it!

arugula with parmesan

Enter this lovely little salad. My goal was to create an easy summer house salad. Or just an easy summer greens salad. Something where the corn could shine, but nothing overwhelming or too crazy. I love a good “starter” salad and they definitely have their place in my meal plans when we’re trying to get in some greens.

crispy prosciutto

This salad TASTES super fancy and delicious. It tastes like it has more ingredients than you’d think. The only things in the salad are arugula greens, corn, prosciutto and parmesan! Of course – salt and pepper. And then, we drizzle with the vinaigrette. But our base consists of those four ingredients.

It’s so wonderful because those ingredients are delish on their own, and when they come together, it’s a simple flavor powerhouse.

Sweet, crisp corn.

Crispy, salty and savory prosciutto.

Peppery, refreshing arugula.

Buttery and nutty parmesan!

crispy prosciutto & charred corn arugula salad

I mean, I’m hungry just writing those out. Do they even need a dressing?! 

They do though. Because this dressing is FAB.

crispy prosciutto & charred corn arugula salad

I can’t even tell you how much I love the parmesan vinaigrette. If you haven’t had the blue cheese vinaigrette from Everyday Dinners yet, you are missing out. It’s this wonderful briney and tart vinaigrette that has blue cheese in it – which basically gets marinated in the dressing.

The parmesan is the same way, but since it has smaller pieces, it makes the dressing a bit more hearty and blends in. It’s fantastic. 

Also, super flavorful and works on SO many salads. You really can use it on anything!  (more…)

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BLT Pasta Salad

BLT pasta salad! Ok, more like TAT pasta salad, but this recipe has some serious BLT flavors going on, so we’re sticking with that. As you might have guessed, there’s no actual bacon here, just my trusty tempeh bacon plus sun-dried tomatoes…


BLT pasta salad! Ok, more like TAT pasta salad, but this recipe has some serious BLT flavors going on, so we’re sticking with that. As you might have guessed, there’s no actual bacon here, just my trusty tempeh bacon plus sun-dried tomatoes for an extra savory kick. This BLT pasta salad recipe would be a great dish to pass at a Labor Day gathering this weekend, but it’s also hearty enough to be a vegetarian main dish. Pack it up for a weekday lunch, or serve it for a light dinner. Whichever way you pick, I think you’re going to love […]

Creamy Potato Salad Recipe

CREAMY POTATO SALAD RECIPECreamy Potato Salad will forever remind me of summer potlucks growing up. There was never a bbq, picnic, or gathering that didn’t have a big bowl of potato salad sitting with a buffet of other dishes and it was glorious….

CREAMY POTATO SALAD RECIPE
Creamy Potato Salad will forever remind me of summer potlucks growing up. There was never a bbq, picnic, or gathering that didn’t have a big bowl of potato salad sitting with a buffet of other dishes and it was glorious. My favorite potato salad recipe is one…

Cucumber Tomato Salad with Greek Dressing

When it’s blazing hot outside, this cucumber tomato salad is exactly what I want to eat. This recipe is crisp and refreshing, light yet satisfying. This salad…

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cucumber tomato salad recipe

When it’s blazing hot outside, this cucumber tomato salad is exactly what I want to eat. This recipe is crisp and refreshing, light yet satisfying.

This salad features fresh cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, not-too-much red onion, fresh herbs and optional feta cheese. Once tossed in Greek dressing, this basic combination is further proof that summertime produce doesn’t need much help to taste spectacular.

cucumber tomato salad ingredients

Bring this tomato cucumber salad recipe to your next get-together, or serve it at home as a side salad. It keeps well for several days in the refrigerator.

I love leftovers with sandwiches—this salad would be perfect with my Caprese Sandwich, Vegetarian “BLT” Sandwich or Green Goddess Hummus Sandwich. Hope you’ll make it soon!

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Summer Grain Salad

This post is in partnership with Jewel-Osco®. Has anyone else been super busy lately? Between writing and recipe testing, working on projects around the house, and squeezing in fun summer activities, I feel like we’ve barely had a minute to rest, let a…


This post is in partnership with Jewel-Osco®. Has anyone else been super busy lately? Between writing and recipe testing, working on projects around the house, and squeezing in fun summer activities, I feel like we’ve barely had a minute to rest, let alone do chores and errands like going to the grocery store. Don’t get me wrong – it’s a good problem to have. I love being busy with work and getting outside to enjoy the warm weather. But when something comes along that makes humdrum, everyday tasks a little more convenient, I’m pretty darn happy about it. Lately, the […]

Greek Salad Dressing

Who doesn’t love a great Greek salad? Make your own starting with this Greek salad dressing recipe. This dressing is bold, zippy and delicious. It’s super easy…

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Greek dressing recipe

Who doesn’t love a great Greek salad? Make your own starting with this Greek salad dressing recipe. This dressing is bold, zippy and delicious. It’s super easy to whisk together at home with basic pantry ingredients.

This Greek vinaigrette is made simply with olive oil, red wine vinegar, fresh garlic, dried oregano and salt and pepper. We’ll add a touch of honey or maple syrup to balance the flavors. That’s it! The end result tastes just like the dressings I’ve enjoyed in Greece.

Greek dressing ingredients

Homemade salad dressings always taste so fresh and vibrant—they’re simply superior to store-bought dressings and keep well for a week in the fridge. Plus, you can use healthy ingredients, like extra-virgin olive oil, and avoid unnecessary preservatives. Homemade dressings are a win all around, and this one is ready in just five minutes!

Enjoy this dressing on my Chopped Greek Salad, or improvise your own salad with fresh ingredients you have on hand. You’ll find a list of my suggested salad ingredients below, and keep an eye out for a fresh summer salad featuring this dressing later this week.

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