Monday, November 21, 2011

Two Delicious Holiday Recipes from Kathy Hester:
Creamy Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing
and a Coconut Nog-tini!

Earlier this year, we began noticing Kathy Hester’s wonderful blog, Healthy Slow Cooking. Each day for a couple of months, she posted the most exotic slow-cooker oatmeal recipes that were made with our Unsweetened Coconut Milk. Some of us dusted off our crock pots, and some of us rushed out and bought slow cookers. With tantalizing recipes like Blueberry Lavender Rosewater Oatmeal and Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Oatmeal breakfast time at many of our homes was transformed from the mundane to the magnificent. She’s still posting the most creative oatmeal recipes you could ever imagine, so if you’re an oatmeal fan, do head on over to Healthy Slow Cooking, and check them out!

More recently, Kathy’s first book, The Vegan Slow Cooker, was published, and we were thrilled to discover that many of the recipes in her beautiful new book were also made with So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverages and Creamers! Kathy Hester is a true friend and fan of So Delicious, and we couldn’t be more excited to feature her as a guest on our blog! Meet Kathy:

I’m a vegan recipe developer, and it’s impossible for me to pick a favorite So Delicious product, because I use so many of them in my kitchen tool kit. And I love the fact that their products are great for people who are allergic to soy and gluten, as well as dairy.

So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk adds richness to my savory dishes. It makes the best mashed potatoes I’ve ever had and makes great non-dairy creamy veggie soups. I love the thickness of it compared to other non-dairy milks.

The new Greek-style yogurts have become a morning favorite and add a great tart tang when paired with one of my slow-cooker oatmeal creations. The only thing I’ve missed since going vegan was the wonderful texture of thick, Greek yogurt, and now I can have all I want. There’s even a chocolate flavor that’s perfect for an afternoon snack!

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, So Delicious came out with holiday coconut milk flavors. I’m a nog-a-holic, so this holiday season will be extra tasty this year!

Here are a couple of recipes using some of the newest So Delicious products. Enjoy!

Creamy Vegan Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing
This is the easiest dressing to throw together and It’s great on pasta salads!

Makes about 1 cup

      ½ teaspoon dried basil
      ½ teaspoon oregano
      ½ teaspoon garlic powder
      ½ teaspoon onion powder
      ⅛ teaspoon salt
      pepper, to taste
      a few drops liquid smoke, optional

Mix everything together. Taste, and add extra salt or pepper if needed.

Mix with cooked pasta (I used an 8 ounce box of quinoa pasta), and serve over spinach for a simple meal. You can add some chopped vegan chick’n or extra veggies to customize it.

Coconut Nog-tini

Serves 2

      1 cup So Delicious Coconut Milk Nog
      2 tablespoons vanilla vodka (1 ounce)
      1 tablespoon amaretto (1/2 ounce)
      1 tablespoon Navan or other vanilla liquor (1/2 ounce)
      fresh grated nutmeg for topping

Mix the Coconut Nog with the vodka and liquors. Pour into pretty glasses and serve sprinkled with nutmeg.


  1. YUM! The nog-tini will be perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's eve! And I am loving the Greek yogurts!

  2. The nog is the best dairy-free nog ever, and while I never tasted dairy Greek yogurt, I am loving the vanilla So Delicious Greek style. I can't wait to try both of these recipes. Thank you for sharing them!

  3. I am so excited about the new nog and mint chocolate drinks! They are so delicious! (haha!) And the Greek yogurt is really rocking my world. These recipes look great! Thanks for sharing, SD. And I just added The Vegan Slow Cooker to my Christmas wish list!

  4. The recipes sound great! I can't wait to try the Greek yoghurt and the nog!

  5. I finally found the plain Greek yogurt today. It's fantastic! I'm looking forward to making tzatziki sauce and falafel and now this salad dressing recipe! And the nog is just incredible! The best I've ever tasted.

  6. YUM! (and yum!) Both recipes look delicious!

  7. Loving the nog. Can't wait to get my hands on the Greek yogurt and Kathy's book. It sounds wonderful!

  8. So glad I stumbled onto this blog! I just tried the nog and it is truly amazing! Nog-tinis will be a great addition to our holiday celebrations.

  9. Coconut nogtini? Let the holiday festivities begin!