Dairy-Free

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Stuffed Mushrooms

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Stuffed Mushrooms

One of my favorite dips is spinach artichoke dip. However, it is full of mayonnaise with soybean oil and processed Parmesan cheese. It is seemingly healthy with the spinach in there. Some recipes also use mozzarella cheese, sour cream, or cream cheese to create a stomach monstrosity. As Redefining All Diets, I found a healthier way to create my favorite dish from home using a cashew base for cheese, nutritional yeast for the flavor, and vegeneise to cut a portion of the unhealthy fat. I added an extra veggie kick by stuffing it into a mushroom. This also gives it more protein to make this a well-rounded dish. You won’t even miss the meat with how filling this is.

Lentil Taco Soup

Lentil Taco Soup

I have been watching a lot of Master Chef lately. What can be more addicting than watching Gordon Ramsey yell at chefs? Honestly, I’ve had a dream of being on a cooking show and it’s brought back a lot of inspiration to continue cooking.

I spent the second half of 2018 traveling and enjoying visiting areas all over the US. However, I was not cooking as much and gained some weight. I felt disconnected from my purpose and traveling helped me come back home. Luckily, I always have my tools to come back to in order to get back on track.

New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder

Soup is a food I can eat any type of year.

Especially now that it’s cold out, I crave soup for every single meal.

I could eat soup for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Soup is a food that can be readily available.

However, the canned and restaurant versions are all full of CRAP

Broccoli Cheeze Soup

Broccoli Cheeze Soup

The weather is dropping again, which means it’s time for soups again.

Who am I kidding? I can eat soup any time of the year.

I’m not the biggest fan of broccoli and it has taken me years to get used to its taste.

I’ve tried various ways to mask the taste as much as I can to get the nutritional benefits of this cruciferous vegetable.

Take-out Fake-out Chipotle Burrito Bowl

Take-out Fake-out Chipotle Burrito Bowl

Want to eat Chipotle Mexican Grill without having to go out and order it? Try my #chefdux Cheezy Beans and Greens Veggie Burrito Bowl. I made this recipe myself from scratch because I wanted to take a shot at making a healthy burrito bowl without all the carbs, cheese, and tortillas/chips we typically eat when we go to Chipotle. My intention is to prove that it is possible to eat healthily and crowd out the unhealthy foods while still maintaining flavor.

Deconstructed Sushi Bowl

Deconstructed Sushi Bowl

Are you someone that craves sushi a lot? To be honest, I have no idea how to make sushi from scratch. One night, I really wanted sushi, but didn't want to go out to eat. I tend to eat way more and my body feels better when I eat at home. I love cooking, so I thought why not make it into a bowl? That way I was able to swap out the rice for quinoa and make my own homemade dairy-free "spicy mayo dipping sauce". Veggies are the star of the dish here because I was able to up my veggie game by making it at home. Ditch the takeout because you will definitely want to try my all new deconstructed sushi bowl.

Dairy-Free Mocha Ice Cream

Dairy-Free Mocha Ice Cream

Did I mention I'm OBSESSED with ice cream?

I ate it as much as I possibly could get my hands on it as a child, which was at least once a week.

As I grew up, I craved ice cream more and more. 

Over time, especially in high school and college, my body couldn't handle dairy anymore.

I ignored this for many years until at the age of 25.

I burned out multiple times from stress and what I thought was a clean diet.

I felt too exhausted and unmotivated to do the activities that bring me joy. 

Once I removed dairy from my diet (about 90%), I have felt much better!

Cheezy Crockpot Chili

Cheezy Crockpot Chili

Late night munchies get you again? 

What do you like to eat when you feel the cravings coming after a night out?

For me, I would go out to the bar, drink a few cocktails, and I ever so badly wanted pizza or nachos.

Sure, this seemed like a great decision in the short term, but afterward, I felt bloated.

I self-loathed and would regret every time I ate the unhealthy food.

Then, it hit me. Why don't I cook something healthy?

Dairy-Free Double Chocolate Ice Cream

Dairy-Free Double Chocolate Ice Cream

I scream! You scream! We all scream for ice cream!

But wait...

What if you, your friend, your child, etc. is lactose intolerant or has a sensitivity to dairy?

It totally makes sense with all of the hormones added to our milk nowadays. *cough* Monsanto *cough*

It's no wonder why so many people can't tolerate dairy anymore.

One of those people being myself.

I recently did a pantry makeover in my parents' kitchen and found tons of dairy laden ice cream. it inspired me to make a healthy swap to this house staple. Check it out!