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Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Salad Dressing

By |May 6th, 2015|

This salad dressing is full of 3 of the 12 Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods.

Inflammation has been linked to major diseases such as Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cancerdiabetes, heart disease, and signs of aging.

Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Salad Dressing

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Olive Oil
1/2 cup Flax Oil
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 – 3 cloves Garlic, minced
2 -4 drops Stevia
1/4 tsp Himalayan Salt
Directions:
  1. Blend all above ingredients in a Blender.
  2. Taste and add more of any of the ingredients to your taste.

Pour this salad dressing on the Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Salad with it’s 4 anti-inflammatory foods and you will be eating 8 anti-inflammatory foods in one meal.

Warm Tahini Salad Dressing

By |February 4th, 2014|

Salads are not usually high on the menu in winter or cold seasons, but one way of making them easier to eat is to have a warm dressing on them.

Ingredients:

2/3 cup Tahini
1/3 cup Lemon juice
1/4 – 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
1/2 – 2/3 cup hot Water (not boiling)
1 tsp Basil
Few drops stevia 

Directions:

  1. Mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice at a time with Tahini in a jar.
  2. Add warm water till creamy.
  3. Mix in basil and stevia.
  4. Add salt to taste.
  5. Serve on top salad.

Option:  season with favorite herbs or spices.

This is a great salad to match it with Warm Winter Crunchy Salad

Lemon-Mint Salad Dressing

By |February 3rd, 2013|

This a delicious and refreshing salad dressing.  Great for a hot summer salad meal.

Ingredients:

1 ¼ cups olive oil
¼ cup lemon juice
2 tbsp. fresh mint (or 2 tsp. dried)
1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
Salt to taste
Few drops of stevia

Directions:

1.  Blend all ingredients.
2.  Add salt and stevia to taste and re-blend.

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Tomato Dressing

By |December 19th, 2012|

tomato Vegan Salad Dresssings
 
This is a very light dressing recipe…excellent for those wanting a low fat dressing.
 
Ingredients:
3 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tomato
1 tbsp. fresh basil (or ½ tsp. dried)
1 tbsp. fresh chives (or 1/2 tsp. dried)
Few drops of stevia (or a little honey)
Vegetable salt to taste
Directions:
  1. Put in all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth.
  2. Add salt and stevia to taste.

This recipe is just one of the super healthy recipes from my 2-5-30 Health Diet. This is my own healthy version of the now trendy 2 Days a Week Diet. In that course I emphasize getting healthy even though it has a focus on losing weight.

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Creamy Tahini Dressing

By |December 19th, 2012|

I love this dressing recipe for it’s simplicity but mostly because it gives me a creamy dressing that is vegan.
Most cream dressing contain milk products which for many individuals is hard to digest and contributes to wight gain.
Ingredients:
10 tbsp. Tahini
5 tbsp. lemon juice
1 ½ tsp. Braggs or soya sauce and mixed herbs
or ½ tsp salt and ½ tsp curry powder
7 – 10 tbsp. water (if you want a warm dressing then use warm water)
Directions:
  1. Mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice at a time with Tahini in a jar.
  2. Add seasoning of your choice and enough water till creamy.
  3. Season with favorite herbs.
  4. Serve on top of fresh green salad of lettuce or watercress.

Note:  This recipe is often recommended in our 2-5-30 Health Diet and Detox due to its high protein and great taste.

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Balsamic Salad Dressing

By |November 26th, 2012|

balsamic vinegar dressing

For a change I occassionally make this salad dressing. I still put lemon juice in it as I do not want too much of the acid vinegar which I just use to add flavour. I always get organic balsamic vinegar.

Ingredients:

1 cup olive oil
2 Tbs Balsamic vinegar
3 Tbs Lemon Juice
1/4 tsp. salt
1 – 3 tsp. basil
1/2 – 1 tsp. marjoram
1/4 tsp. rosemary
1/8 tsp Stevia

Directions:
1.  Put all ingredients into the blender.
2.  Blend together.
3.  Enjoy

Note:  to learn more about the benefits of lemon, click here: 
The 16 Health Benefits of Lemons – the Power Food

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Yogurt Salad Dressing

By |October 18th, 2012|

yogart dressing for healthy slimness

This is a simple easy dressing to make and always enjoyed whenever I serve it.

Ingredients:

1 cup plain yogurt (almond, coconut, spy, cows, or goats milk)
1/2 cup cold-pressed virgin olive oil
2 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
A few drops of light stevia (to taste)
1/2 – 1 tsp. veggie salt (to taste) or  Himalayan salt or Sea salt
Dill weed to taste (optional)

Directions:

Shake all above ingredients in a jar; taste and add more of any of the seasoning ingredients to your taste.

Note: Do not put in a blender; it will become very liquid.  (Guess you know I did that)

Also Note:  This recipe is specific for our Weight Loss BootCamp.   Check it out!

Light Lemon Olive Oil Salad Dressing

By |March 6th, 2012|


This is a base recipe that you can make up different each time with a variety of herbs. Have to admit though that I almost never put any herbs in the dressing.  I love the fresh vegetables as they are with the simple olive oil and lemon juice dressing.  If I want herbs I prefer fresh herbs in my salad.
What makes this light is the addition of water which also makes it more alkalizing.

Ingredients:

1 cup cold pressed olive oil
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1/4 – 1 tsp. salt
Few drops of liquid Stevia

Optional:

1 – 3 tsp. basil
1/2 – 1 tsp. marjoram
1/4 tsp. rosemary
or
2 tbsp. fresh mint (or 2 tsp. dried) for a mint dressing

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients into a blender; blend till smooth.
  2. Put in a jar with a lid and refrigerate till using.

To discover all the benefits of stevia click here:  The Sweet Benefits of Stevia
Another great recipe with lemon plus all the benefits:  Sugar Free Lemonade

Raspberry Lemon Salad Dressing

By |August 29th, 2011|

Usually, this dressing is called a `vinaigrette’ but it does not have any vinegar in it.  Vinegar is not an ingredient I use as it is so acidic; I use lemon juice which is healthier and alkaline forming. So I call it Raspberry Salad Dressing.

My garden is so abundant with raspberries that I am inspired to get creative in my kitchen.  After developing several recipes this is my favourite.

This is great with a salad made of romaine, arugula, grated carrots, radishes and red onion.

Ingredients:

1 cup olive oil
1/8 cup lemon juice
1 cup raspberries
1/2 cup water
12 drops Light Stevia to taste
1/8 tsp salt

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Directions:

1.    Blend the ingredients in a blender.
2.    Pour into a salad dressing bottle or glass jar.
3.    Refrigerate; will last from 2 to 3 weeks.

Recipe Tip: Raspberries are tart even when they are very ripe; so you may find that you want to add less lemon juice.

Read all about the benefits of raspberries at  Raspberries: the Summer Powerfood

More Raspberry Recipes:

Sugarless Apple-Raspberry Jam

Yogurt Dip

By |August 8th, 2011|

vegetable dip by theresac of flickr

Ingredients:

½ cup yogurt (soya, goats or cow’s milk)
½ tsp Spike Seasoning
½ tsp mustard
Few drops of Stevia

Directions:

1.    Pu all of ingredients together in a jar.
2.    Mix well with a fork.
3.    Keep refrigerated and use within 5 days.

Note: do not make this in a blender; it will become runny like milk.

Vegan Salad Dressings

By |May 11th, 2010|

TAHINI DRESSING
 
I love this dressing for it’s simplicity but mostly because it gives me a creamy dressing that is vegan.
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Ingredients:
 
10 tbsp. Tahini
5 tbsp. lemon juice
1 ½ tsp. Braggs or soya sauce
can add mixed herbs
or ½ tsp salt and ½ tsp curry powder
7 – 10 tbsp. water
 
Directions:
 
  1. Mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice at a time with Tahini in a jar.
  2. Add Braggs or soya sauce and enough water till creamy.
  3. Season with favorite herbs if desired.
  4. Serve on top of fresh green salad of lettuce or watercress.
TOMATO DRESSING
 
This is a very light dressing…excellent for those wanting a low fat dressing.
tomato
Ingredients:

3 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tomato
1 tbsp. fresh basil (or ½ tsp. dried)
1 tbsp. fresh chives (or 1/2 tsp. dried)
Few drops of stevia (or a little honey)
Braggs to taste

Directions:
 
  1. Put in all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth.
  2. Add Braggs and stevia to taste.

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Olive Oil Lemon Juice Salad Dressing

By |November 5th, 2009|

I love to eat salads. It is the salad dressing that makes it healthy or unhealthy.

A healthy salad is often ruined by drenching it with a highly processed salad dressing from the super market which is not healthy as it is filled with artificial flavorings, colourings, preservatives, sugar, and white distilled vinegar (which is hard on the digestive system).

I always make my own salad dressings. This is a simple base recipe that you can make up different each time with a variety of herbs or types of salty flavours. This is the first of many recipes to be posted here.

Olive Oil Lemon Juice Salad Dressing

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Ingredients:
1 cup Olive oil
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 -4 drops Stevia
1/4 tsp Braggs
Optional: Dried herbs of your choice and garlic.

Directions:
  1. Blend all above ingredients in a Blender.
  2. Taste and add more of any of the ingredients to your taste.