Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar Salad Dressing

What’s in your salad dressing?

Have you looked at the label lately? You might be surprised to see that it contains some appalling ingredients, even in the organic versions! Some common ingredients are soy or canola oil and emulsifiers such as zanthan gum or guar gum. (Go here to find out why you should avoid soy. Go here to find out why you should avoid canola oil.  Go here to find out why you should avoid emulsifiers.) Making your own salad dressing literally takes a couple of minutes! Plus, you can use the highest quality ingredients for the best nutrition and taste with none of the JUNK in store-bought dressings! Sold yet?

This my all-time favorite salad dressing. It is so tasty and so nutritious. I find it a bit addicting. Continue reading “Raw Apple Cider Vinegar Salad Dressing”

Fermented Jicama Sticks with Grapefruit

Fermented Jicama sticks with Grapefruit: Feed your Microbiome with Deliciousness

Let me tell you about Fermented Jicama Sticks with Grapefruit. First and foremost they are delicious! Second, jicama itself is packed with prebiotics. Prebiotics feed the good bacteria in your gut. They are just as important, if not more, than probiotics that you have heard to much about. Don’t worry though, we get probiotics too when we lacto-ferment the jicama. It is basically heaven for your gut. You can’t say no to that, right? We all want a happy gut! You know I just can’t resist breaking down the nutritional benefits of this recipe for you, so here we go. Continue reading “Fermented Jicama sticks with Grapefruit: Feed your Microbiome with Deliciousness”

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd: A Nutritious Treat

This Lemon Curd recipe (printable version is at the bottom of the post) is one of our favorite toppings for our homemade yogurt! We often have it for an after dinner treat. If you have ever had Ellenos Greek yogurt with lemon curd, this tastes exactly like it. It is also nice to drizzle this lemon curd on pancakes or waffles, or use it anywhere else you would use a lemon curd. Save those leftover egg whites to make homemade marshmallows or strawberry souffle. (Posts coming soon!)  As a bonus, it is a tasty way to get some important nutrition. Indulge me while I break down the ingredients for you. Continue reading “Lemon Curd: A Nutritious Treat”