Author Archives: Nyssa Tanner

The Best Dairy Free Ranch Dressing {paleo + whole30}

This dairy free ranch dressing is made with a few simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand, with none of the junky ingredients that are in the bottles at the store. Plus it’s ready in 5 MINUTES! So delicious as a dip or a dressing for your favorite salad. A healthy and tasty alternative to everyone’s favorite dipping sauce.

45 degree angle view of a jar of homemade dairy free ranch with herbs and cucumbers on a wooden board

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Ranch dressing and I are BFF’S.

Like best friends FOR-EV-ER. Till the day I die. Because it’s:

  • Freaking delicious
  • Super easy to make
  • Versatile
  • Really healthy if you do it right

I would go as far as saying that it’s made of magic. You can make a suuuper simple meal, top it with this amazing ranch dressing, and it tastes INCREDIBLE.

Maybe that’s why there’s shirts for sale on the internet that say “ranch dressing is a blessing”? 😂

And honestly I have to agree. (Although I’m not sure I’m ready to buy the shirt yet 😉)

A creamy, garlicky, herb flecked dressing that is super easy to make, versatile, and nourishing? COUNT ME IN.

In this post I’m going to share with you my recipe for the best dairy free ranch dressing that also happens to be paleo and whole30 friendly. I’ll teach you how to make it from scratch and also give you some tips to make the most of your new favorite dressing!

Straight on view of a jar of homemade dairy free ranch with lemon, herbs, and cucumbers on a wooden board
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Bulletproof Bedtime Golden Milk Latte {paleo + vegan}

Made with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and healthy fats, this bulletproof bedtime golden milk latte is the perfect relaxing remedy for winding down at night – or any time you just need to CHILL out. Delicious, easy to make, and paleo and vegan!

Bright yellow golden milk latte in a white mug with white flowers and fresh ginger

 

A quick note on this recipe! The original version of this post was published back in 2017. Since then I’ve re-tested the recipe, updated the photographs, and the content. I’m republishing it for you today to enjoy! I hope you continue to make and love this delicious golden milk. xo

Since I work a regular job during the week, I’m up late many nights getting things done around the house or brewing things up on here for Nyssa’s Kitchen!

I like working in the quiet and dark house – it always tends to be a pretty productive time for me. There’s something about that stillness that allows me to focus like no other. But I don’t like staying up so late that I’m dragging to get out of bed in the morning, and sometimes if I get carried away working on the computer or engrossed in a project it can be hard to wind down for bed!

I’ve known for awhile that golden milk can aid in relaxation, and therefore promote a good night’s sleep, so I decided to give it a try. 

Boosting this turmeric latte with an extra dose of healthy fats was sort of an intuitive thing that I included to have an even easier time falling and staying asleep. And after doing some research I found out that having a little bit of fat before bed isn’t just some random thing. It really can help you fall and stay asleep by giving you that same cozy / sleepy feeling you get after finishing an especially satisfying meal.

And that my friends, is the magic of this bulletproof bedtime golden milk latte.

Pouring a bright yellow golden milk latte into a white mug with a white background

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Easy Homemade Avocado Oil Mayonnaise {paleo + whole30 friendly}

This easy homemade avocado oil mayonnaise is made in just a few minutes with only 5 simple ingredients for a clean and healthy alternative to store-bought mayonnaise that is thick and delicious! 

This easy homemade avocado oil mayonnaise is made in just a few minutes with only 5 simple ingredients for a clean and healthy alternative to store-bought mayonnaise that is thick and delicious! 

What’s up mayo lovers?! 

Can I call you that? 

Maybe it’s the midwest girl in me but I am team mayo ALL THE WAY and I’m so excited to show my fellow mayo lovers (too much? I’ll stop 😝) how to make this crazy easy + delicious homemade avocado oil mayonnaise.

I’m just going to start by saying that there is definitely a learning curve when it comes to cleaning up the ingredients in your pantry + refrigerator. 

It took my awhile to sort all all the swaps and ingredients that make up a healthy kitchen. One thing that I learned in this process is that not all mayonnaise is created equal! It’s one of those condiments that has a super wide range between totally inflammatory and full of healthy and nourishing ingredients.

And when given those options, I’ll always take the second!

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