Creamy Vegan Queso

Fulfilling all your dreams of a creamy, liquified cheese partner for chips, fries or nachos and featuring the fall veggie superstar from Hatch, New Mexico, this Creamy Vegan Queso with Hatch Green Chiles uses pantry products such as cashews, veggies, coconut milk and spices to create a real food, paleo, Whole30 (with a caveat) and, of course, vegan version of America’s favorite football food.

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Zucchini are abundant this time of year and these grilled zucchini recipes require far less tools, time and ingredients than stuffing or noodling the ubiquitous summer squash.

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Meal Prep is all the rage on Instagram and this Grilled Asian Slaw fits the bill perfectly. It can easily be made 2 to 3 days ahead and it only gets better with time. Grilling the cabbage not only prevents the wilt that waters down most cole slaws, but it helps the cabbage absorb the perfectly sweet, salty and sour Asian-inspired dressing.

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Edible Cookie Dough. With Protein? What???? Yes! All the sweet, buttery flavored goodness of freshly made cookie dough with none of the guilt or worry of raw eggs. Plus you get a hefty dose of protein from Vital Proteins collagen peptides and almond flour! These Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Balls are a great way to send a healthy snack to school with your kids or give yourself a little afternoon or midnight treat. Break them into tiny pieces and they are the perfect mix-in for yogurt, “nice cream” or your favorite morning porridge.

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Scones were not in my rotation of sweets growing up. Donuts made from biscuits out of a can, boxed mixes and Hostess cakes of all kinds were the baked goods in those years, so I don’t know when I first had a scone. I mean it’s not something you encounter as a Texan too often…

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Vietnamese food is a cuisine that I CRAVE! Full of antioxidants and vitamins naturally and a perfect balance of spicy, sweet, salty and sour… it’s totally addictive. It originates from a climate very similar to our hot, sticky Texas summer weather so these Vietnamese Spring Rolls are a natural go-to for us in the summer.…

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It’s almost Spring! I pull out the flip-flops even if I have to wear them with a long sleeve shirt and jeans and I start craving fresh, raw foods. This Early Spring Veggie Salad was the salad I served alongside the Chicken Pot Pies in my Comfort Food post, but with a little grilled fish or…

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Two things that make breakfast better…jam and bacon. Right? What if you are out of one or both?If you have mushrooms on hand and any sort of berries (even frozen) you are good to go. Yep, I know, you’re probably thinking WHAT? How can you possibly make bacon and jam from these ingredients. We are…

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