One of my favorite things about cooking from scratch is that I have complete control over the ingredients. With many different dietary needs in my family, finding something that we can all eat usually means making it at home. While I love my veggies just the way they are, my youngest son is shall we say, “veggie averse?” Whereas most kids can at least tolerate them raw when dipped in ranch dressing, my guy can’t have ranch dressing because of the dairy and soy. That’s why I was so glad to find this Homemade Ranch Dressing with Veggies recipe from EatingWell . Yes, as it is, it contains at least dairy and maybe soy depending on the brand of mayonnaise you use, but I could easily substitute vegan buttermilk for the buttermilk and vegan mayo for the mayonnaise. The result was delicious, and now he has a vehicle for his veggies, and I can add a little extra kick to mine every now and then as well.