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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

5 MORE Foods To Eliminate From Your Diet in 2014

By |January 10th, 2014|

Last week’s article revealed the top 5 foods to avoid in 2014.  These five are close behind and in some cases even more deadly.  Do yourself a favor and choose from the thousands of healthy foods and Powerfoods on this planet.

 

1.     Canned Tomatoes

Why: BPA Chemicals

The linings of the tin cans have a resin which contains bisphenol-A, or BPA.  This is a synthetic estrogen that has been linked to heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and even obesity. 

Breast Cancer Fund publicized its test results on canned foods marketed to kids and found that Campbell’s soups had some of the highest levels.
The Food and Drug Administration has acknowledged there may be good reason to concerned; it supports efforts to replace BPA or minimize its levels in canned food.

“You can get 50 micrograms of BPA per liter out of a tomato can, and that’s a level that is going to impact people, particularly the young. I won’t go near canned tomatoes.” says Frederick vom Saal, PhD, professor of biological sciences, University of Missouri 

A lengthy explanation can be found at BPA, while the most recent study reveals WHY BPA creates such devastating metabolic changes.

Solution:  Buy glass bottled tomatoes or  make your own ‘canned tomatoes’

 2.     Soda Pop

Why:  Filled with sugar and chemicals.

Doctors and dietitians all agree that soda should be eliminated from your diet.
A study found that 12 year olds who drank soft drinks regularly were more likely to be overweight than those who didn’t.  – The Lancet 

Sugar depresses your immune system, is full of fattening calories, has no nutrients and has been found to damage your brain is just one week.

Consider…

  • 1 can Coca-Cola Classic has almost 10 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 can Mountain Dew has 11.5 teaspoons sugar in the form of high fructose corn  syrup.
  •  Drinking just one can of Coke a day will add an extra 14.5 pounds per year.
  • Contains phosphoric acid: which is almost as acidic as battery acid and deplete your calcium reserves
  • Can contains sodium benzoate: a preservative which can switch off parts of your DNA.

Solution:  Drink more water or fresh juice, or lemon water or cold herbal fruit tea sweetened with stevia or a healthy punch made with sparkling mineral water.

 

3.     Artificial Sweeteners

Why: They do not work!

It was found that an artificial sweetener makes your body less able to regulate energy. – Purdue University Research on Artificial Sweeteners.

If you are sensitive, you may notice they leave an awful taste in your mouth . Why would you want to put chemicals into your food? Read about the most common artificial sweeteners and their dangers.

Solution:  Refined white sugar isn’t healthy. Replace it with small amounts of coconut sugar, honey, blackstrap molasses, and maple syrup, all of which have high levels of vitamins and minerals. Or if you would like no calories try a little stevia.

 Microwave popcorn is loaded with unhealthy chemicals.
4. Butter-Flavored Microwave Popcorn

Why: Unhealthy Chemicals

A chemical coating in microwave popcorn bags breaks down when heated into a substance called perfluorooctanoic which is thought to be a cancer forming substance. – Environmental Protection Agency.

Artificial butter flavoring ingredient linked to key Alzheimer’s disease processes.

Diacetyl, a chemical used in the butter flavoring is so harmful to factory workers that it’s known […]

Balsamic Salad Dressing

By |November 26th, 2012|

For a change I occasionally 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. 497281082w

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

Have you heard of the olive oil fraud?  Find out Which Olive Oil to Buy.

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

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Delicious Raspberry 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 Himalayan 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

Green Raspberry Smoothie/Pudding

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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.
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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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Make Your Own Olive Oil Lemon Juice Salad Dressing

By |November 5th, 2009|

This is a simple salad dressing base recipe that you can make up different each time with a variety of herbs or types of salty flavors.