Sauces, Dressings & Marinades

Dairy Free Big Mac Sauce

This sauce is a game changer for my dairy free life.  It’s a zippy sauce that works perfectly from everything from veggie burgers, fries and *especially* Trader Joe’s shrimp burgers.

Vegan Cauliflower & Mushroom Bolognese

This flavorful and filling vegan cauliflower and mushroom bolognese is an easy way to sneak in more veggies at dinner. 

Zesty Parsley Caper Sauce

Use up all that extra parsley in the garden for a zesty sauce that’s perfect on bread, over grilled fish or stirred in to pasta.  The flavors of red wine vinegar, briney gerkhin pickles and capers create a totally out of this world sauce.

20 Minute Puttanesca Sauce (GF, V)

“This is the best sauce I’ve ever had!”, said my husband Ryan upon trying this recipe!  This quick 20 minute puttanesca sauce is so easy to make, with jarred marinara (or your own) and all the briney goodness of olives and capers.  

Sunflower Seed Basil Pesto (V, Nut Free)

Nut free, dairy free pesto made with sunflower seeds and nutritional yeast, that still has the same bright flavors as classic pesto that’s allergy-friendly.

Vegan Chipotle Queso & Jackfruit Nachos (GF, V)

This is what vegan nacho dreams are made of!  This super easy and creamy vegan chipotle queso takes just a few minutes to make and only uses 5 ingredients.  Drizzle it over these insanely delicious jackfruit nachos or serve it straight up as a nacho sauce with chips.

Nourishing Green Sauce (Dairy Free, GF, V)

This magical sauce can be used in a number of different ways.  Full of vibrant flavors from herbs, garlic, lemon and more, this easy sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days, which also makes it a great meal prep sauce!

My Top 3 Favorite Vegan, GF Salad Dressings

These are my go-to salad dressings when I want something vegan, gluten free, dairy free and low glycemic. The dressings work on salads, burrito bowls and Buddha bowls and are a great meal prep idea.  Instead of buying sugar-laden store bought dressings, make your own at home for a much healthier, nutritious dressing.

Easy & Authentic Marinara Sauce

I’m really hoping the title explains it all, but if you need more explanation, then here it is.  Marinara sauce that tastes authentic, light, flavorful, and using just 5 ingredients. If there’s one recipe everyone should know by the time they’re 30, it’s how to make your own sauce.  Store bought jars of sauce are

Blueberry Pecan Oat Cakes with Fresh Blueberry Sauce

Another Banana-Oatmeal Pancake creation!  These babies are loaded with fresh blueberries and chopped pecans, all drizzled with a fresh and healthy blueberry sauce that will knock your slippers off.  Go ahead, indulge a little, even if it’s a Monday morning.

Jalapeno Turkeyballs with Avocado-Cilantro Pesto over Coconut Rice

These are insanely delicious and bursting with flavor!  I honestly don’t think you fully understand what you’re getting yourself in to when you make this dish. Go dance around your kitchen after taking your first bite because you’re going to love this.

The Best Beef Marinade…Ever

A quick and downright delicious way to dress up beef.  Savory soy sauce simmered with sweet honey, fresh garlic and ground black pepper.  It tastes amazing on everything from beef to shrimp to chicken to roasted veggies!

Easter Vinaigrette

 This creamy french vinaigrette is a classic that we use in all of our holiday salads.  Pair it with simple greens and a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds for a festive side dish.

Hearty Bolognese Sauce

A fullbodied sauce that can be used as a base for lasagna, over linguini or as an Italian chili.

Easy Skillet Marinara Sauce

  A quick, one pan marinara sauce that can easily used for just about anything.

Fresh Basil Pesto

A simple pesto recipe using toasted pine nuts, fresh basil, olive oil, parmesan cheese and a good olive oil.

French Vinaigrette Dressing

This salad dressing just can’t be beat.  It keeps for weeks in the fridge and not only goes well over a simple green salad, but also on fish or vegetables.  The creamy coating of this dressing gives it a decadent look and makes any salad a few notches above the rest.  I also call it