Homemade Vegan Mayonnaise with no oil

Vegan, Oil-Free Mayonnaise

One of our closest friends has celiac disease and, a decade before being gluten-free was all the rage, she taught us about rice flour and the unexpected fact that Hefeweizen is gluten-free. She and her husband also recently adopted a vegan diet that excludes expressed oils. We barbecued together this weekend and I was craving… 

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Firework Pina Colada is a flavor explosion

Fireworks Piña Colada

This fireworks Piña Colada is a flavor explosion.  As Brad says, we went big and didn’t go home.  In fact, we burned down the house. American excess at it’s most awesomely delicious, this drink will be so much fun at your 4th of July barbecue.  Layered strawberry puree and blue curaçao piña colada make a sweet, creamy… 

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Vegan Pot de Creme with berries

Red, White, and Blue Vegan Chocolate Mousse Parfait

Fourth of July is my favorite holiday and has been since I was a kid. This year we’re barbecuing with some friends and I volunteered to make dessert. Brad suggested something red, white and blue (to be awesome) but we also need something vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free (to accommodate a variety of diets). Vegan coconut… 

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Raspberry Lemon Sangria

Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade Sangria

I know we’ve been posting a lot of cocktails lately but it’s been hot and we’ve been thirsty. This cocktail is so light and refreshing you’ll crave it all Summer long.  The citrus and raspberries are just the right balance between sweet and tart.  Use a good, dry bottle of champagne, prosecco or cava and… 

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Sriracha and Grilled Pineapple Thai Turkey Burger

Thai Turkey Burger with Grilled Pineapple and Spicy Peanut Slaw

I haven’t been able to get enough of Thai flavors lately. Ever since I fell in love with this Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce I’ve been looking for new ways to use it. As amazing as the taste of that sauce is, it takes a back seat here to the rockstar combo of sweet grilled pineapple… 

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Pouring creamy low calorie buttermilk ranch dressing onto a salad

Skinny Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Several months ago I happened across a take-out side of real, full-fat Ranch dressing. It was something I hadn’t tasted in years and years and I went nuts. I ate two entire raw zucchinis and could have eaten 10 more if they’d been dipped in that magical sauce. It helped that the nutritional information wasn’t… 

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Slice of skinny baked ziti

Skinny Baked Ziti

Holy Cow! This is an amazing dish and one of Brad’s favorites.  It gets raves every time I serve it completely regardless of the fact that it’s under 235 calories a serving.  Replacing half the pasta with cauliflower detracts from the calories but not the flavor or texture. The saffron, garlic, herbs and anchovy paste add… 

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Spicy Peanut Miracle Noodles with Chicken

Spicy Chicken and Peanut Shirataki Noodles

The end of the quarter is always a hectic time for us at work and this month is especially busy as we have a huge project we’ve committed to release in June. I’m expecting a few late nights this week and spent Sunday prepping some meals I can whip up in a snap. One of… 

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Peach Bellini

It’s Peach Fest here at Chez Jones.  We had some yummy, ripe fruit and juice left over from our Chipotle Peach Grilled Chicken and knew they would only find true peachy fulfillment by being turned into Bellinis. This cocktail always tastes like celebration to me – in this case we’re just celebrating surviving another Monday. The peaches… 

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Summer Orzo Salad

Summer Orzo with Roasted Tomatoes

This simple salad makes a wonderful light meal.  Alternatively, you could serve it along side some grilled fish or stir in some diced chicken for something a little more substantial. This is an awesome clean-out-the-fridge dish.  Throw in any other vegetables you have on hand: zucchini, squash, asparagus, peas or artichokes would all be wonderful…. 

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Curry Shrimp Shirataki Noodles with peppers and mushrooms

Shrimp Curry Shirataki Noodles

It’s hard to believe that this giant bowl of creamy curry noodles clocks in at under 300 calories. The secret is shirataki noodles, noodles made from the konjac yam that are gluten-free, vegan, fat-free, and calorie-free. I get a shipment of Miracle Noodles delivered every month. The smell of the packing liquid when you first… 

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