It’s Friday!! Which means it’s time to kick off those old work shoes, put that bottle of rosé on ice (or two), invite some friends over, and whip up a batch of this vegan and paleo pimiento cashew cheese dip for dipping ALL THE THINGS! 😍
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m in the camp of “delicious dips are life”.
In case you want to know the exact order of where my love for delicious dips falls, it goes something like this:
My family and friends
Yep. That list looks about right 😉
I’m not sure where the idea to make a pimiento cashew cheese dip came from (cuz really?! Pimiento cheese?! It’s been a loooong time since I’ve thought about that). But I think it started with a container of glistening spicy cherry peppers calling out to me at our natural foods store. Sometimes one single ingredient can be such an inspiration!
And as all the sunshine starts to inch closer and more friend and family gatherings fill our calendars, why not dream up some nutrient dense snacks that we can feel good about sharing with the one’s we love the most?
There seems to be a trend happening on the blog lately… I guess when it’s this time of year I’m just naturally drawn to all the cozy meals!
This gluten free caramelized onion smothered pork chop with herb whipped parsnips and kale definitely fits that criteria.
This dish, probably more than any other dish that I’ve made, reminds me of my grandmother’s dinners.
She used to make smothered pork chops for dinner what felt like every week. Her version was definitely made a little bit differently though – with canned cream of mushroom soup, served alongside some rice and steamed lima beans (my favorite // least favorite veggie that I always said I hated but always finished – oh to be five again 😂)
This version has no canned soups, no grains, and is totally dairy free. Sounds pretty phenomenol, right?