Dairy and I don't always get along. So when I found myself craving a classic casserole dish the way my aunt used to make, I turned to Google with a pretty sanguine disposition, searching for variations. Over the years I've found and tried many dairy-free recipes with great success -- one of my all time FAVORITES being Creamy Vegan Mac & Cheese from Vegan Yumminess. I've used it as a queso dip, taco filling, and of course, for its original intended purpose: as a way to enjoy m
It took a while for me to realize making homemade soup doesn't require iron chef-like abilities. Unfortunately, now it seems to be taking even longer to convince my parents! Last weekend, my dad called to see what I was up to, and when I told him how excited I was to fix some hearty white bean & greens chicken soup, he swiftly replied by recommending a canned soup that "tastes like the real deal." Perhaps I'll hold onto that recommendation for a rainy day. But not today, dad.
My mother has always called chicken soup "nature's penicillin." If you're like most Americans, you've likely experienced the warmth-spreading, sinus-clearing, soul-soothing effects of a steamy bowl yourself and can relate 100%. But here's the kicker: the moment you could most use a bowl of soup usually coincides with the moment you have the least energy and motivation to make it. When you find yourself in this situation, you may feel reduced to less savory options. 1. You c