Pimento Cheese Spread: Beyond the Sandwich (dairy-free, vegan)

pimento cheese (dairy-free) In Johnna's Kitchen

Pimento cheese sandwiches bring back childhood memories of sandwiches on white bread, laden with either homemade pimento cheese or the variety we called pimento cheese “spread,” that actually came from a glass jelly jar.  Do you remember it, too? While chatting with my friend Tina and her fella about tasty dishes that contain dairy, pimento… 

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Sweet Ginger Sriracha Roasted Cashews

Sweet Ginger Sriracha Roasted Cashews recipe In Johnna's Kitchen

I’ve been on a roasted nut kick, roasting nuts in the crockpot and in the oven.  They make such a wonderful gift during the holidays and beyond.  A cute little jar of roasted nuts is a welcome hostess gift any time of year.  But mostly they are just delicious to eat! Yesterday I decided to… 

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Glühwein, a German Mulled Wine Recipe with Printable

Gluhwein Gift Set with Printable | In Johnna's Kitchen

It doesn’t feel like Christmas to me until I have a steaming mug of Glühwein in my hands.  I dream of carrying that steaming mug in my mitten covered hands while walking through the snow-covered streets of a traditional German Christmas market, Christkindlmarkt.  I imagine the streets lined with vendors selling toasted almonds, lebkuchen, stollen..and… 

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Fried Tofu and Awesome-ish Sauce

fried tofu and awesom-ish sauce In Johnna's Kitchen

One of my very favorite places to dine out in Kansas City is Blue Koi.  Described as a noodle and dumpling shop, they offer flavorful food, an extensive gluten-free selection and an inviting atmosphere at both locations. Every time I drive by, I think about dropping in just to get their Crispy Tofu and Awesome… 

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Eggnog Chia Pudding (gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, Vegan)

nog chia pudding in a jar (500x371)

I’m a professed fan of chia pudding.  I shared my super simple version here.  It’s one of the things I have nearly every week, making a few jars and tucking them in the fridge for a quick, healthy snack. I turn to chia seed to get Omega 3s into my plant-based diet. This time of… 

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I Ate Here: Port Fonda, Kansas City, Missouri

port fonda (482x500)

Recently I wrote about Taco Republic, a relatively new addition to the food offerings in the Kansas City area.  Today, I’m writing about Port Fonda, a place that isn’t as new, a place I frequent, a place I can’t believe I haven’t written about already! What started as a beautiful food trailer (a vintage Airstream… 

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