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Orange Sesame Ginger Dressing October 12, 2010

I’ve been student teaching and teaching a course at SU, so I haven’t been able to post much.  But, I just made this dressing last night.

Ingredients:

  • juice of 1 orange
  • 2 tbs of tahini
  • 1 tbs miso
  • 1 tbs flax oil
  • 1 tsp ginger root powder

Mix ingredients in a bowl and you’re done!  I typically use flax oil in my salad dressings.  This really should be the only oil used on a regular basis because it contains EFA (essential fatty acids).  More specifically flax oil contains Omega 3 fatty acids which are hard to find in the standard american diet.  We are bombarded with Omega 6’s which compete with the Omega 3’s for room in our cells.  Omega 3 fatty acids are known for their ant-inflammatory properties, whereas Omega 6 has inflammatory properties.  This is why it is important to have an ideal ratio of the two.

Many people use olive oil in their salad dressing, but this and the use of all other oils should be limited.  If you are not an active individual, then even the monounsaturated fat is being stored along the waistline.  In fact to be more specific, 97% of the monounsaturated or saturated fat that you eat is being stored along the waistline.

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Sesame Honey Dressing September 12, 2010

Filed under: Dressings and Sauces,Raw,Recipes — Yvette @ 11:32 pm
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I have started my student teaching this semester and have found myself really busy.  I have been having a little difficulty with my diet because I no longer have as much time to devote to preparing my food.  This Sunday I decided to make some dressing for the week and hope to make a new dressing each week.

Here is this weeks:

  • 1 tbs. raw honey
  • 2 tbs. lemon juice
  • 2 tbs. tahini
  • 1 tbs. flax oil
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tbs. water

Combine ingredients in a bowl and stir.  I doubled the ingredients so that I’d have enough for the week.  I keep the dressing in a mason jar to preserve it’s freshness.

 

Curry Recipe February 28, 2010

Curries are amazing in the wintertime, adding a lot of spices into your diet can help to heat the body from the inside out.  This is a raw recipe…but I’m sure if you put it on the stove to heat it up for a bit, it wouldn’t hurt it.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup of coconut butter or coconut oil or coconut meat
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 4 carrots chopped
  • 1/2 tsp lemon or lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne

Throw the ingredients in the blender and pour over a bed of fresh or steamed veggies!

So don’t be intimidated by the long list of spices.  If you only have curry powder, cumin and salt you will still be fine.  I never take a recipe too seriously and feel free to modify this one too.

 

Creamy Miso Dressing March 21, 2009

Filed under: Dressings and Sauces,Gluten Free,Raw,Recipes — Yvette @ 4:03 pm

I eat a lot of salads and this dressing is one that I’ve fell in love with recently.  This dressing is light on the stomach, but full of taste.  Miso is a good source of the B vitamins, even B12, just make sure that the miso is cultured for more than 6 months.  The flax seed oil is a good source of omegas 🙂  Hope you enjoy this delicious healthy dressing!

Ingredients:

  • 1/8 cup of flax oil
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tbs miso
  • 1/8 cup of water

Pour ingredients into a bowl and stir until combined.  You can throw them into a blender, but its such a small amount it may be easier to do it by hand.  You can substitute the flax oil for another other nut or seed oil, even avocado oil.  I personally have tried substituting olive oil and just didn’t like it, but everyone’s taste buds are different.

 

Easy Pesto Recipe! February 18, 2009

Filed under: Dressings and Sauces,Gluten Free,Raw,Recipes — Yvette @ 1:40 pm

This post is mostly for my mother, who loves this pesto recipe.  You’ll love the fact that you actually don’t have to cook anything.  It’s ready to go in ten minutes, tasty and fresh!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup of pistachios
  • 1/4 tsp of sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp of pepper
  • 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil

Throw the ingredients into a food processer and enjoy!  You can put this on lasagnas, pasta, wraps, pizzas or anything you please.