Salad Dressings, the best way to top your salad.

We all need to eat more greens and the two best ways to get them into you are smoothies and salads.
I don’t know about you but the only way I am eating salad everyday is to have a wonderful tasty salad dressing to top it off with.
Salad dressing require a base, usually a fat and an acid to start, then you add layers of flavor. Herbs, spices, peppers, well anything that suits your fancy really. You can use flavored oils & vinegars or even pickle juice! Salad dressings can be so creative!

So for today, I would like to share some of my favorite salad dressings!

 

Japanese-Style Sesame Dressing

This is a fantastic dressing and definitely one of my favorites.

Ingredients:

4 tbsp Mayonnaise

3 tbsp Tahini

3 tbsp Rice vinegar

2 tsp Sugar (optional)

2 tsp Soy sauce

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp Onion powder

½ tsp Fresh or frozen ginger grated

Directions:

Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Avocado & Lime Dressing

Ingredients:

1 beautiful avocado
½ cup olive oil
2 tbsp lime juice
½ cup fresh oj
1 green onion
¼ tsp salt
Pepper to taste

Directions:

Peel and pit avocado, Scoop out flesh and add to blender. Chop green onion, add to blender. Add all other ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
If you would like a little heat with this dressing, go ahead and add a chilli or some sriracha.

 

Creamy Tahini Dream

Ingredients:

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup tahini

1 clove garlic

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon salt
water for desired consistency

Directions:

Peel and smash the garlic with the side of your knife. Allow the garlic to sit for a few minutes. This allows the compounds in the garlic to blend and create acillin, a powerful healing compound.
Juice the lemon.
Put all of the ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth and creamy. Add water to thin out, if desired.
This dressing will thicken in the fridge.

There you have it! Three gorgeous dressings for you to try out on your salads. Please share with me your favorites!

Do you have internal parasites?

The answer is most likely yes. Parasites and worms can enter our systems and sometimes even make us sick. So what natural products can we use to ensure we are vibrant from the inside out?

I have checked out a few, listed below. Some of these can even be grown in your backyard!

garlic2Garlic – a powerhouse of beneficial nutrients. Garlic has been used for years to flavour our food but also as a medicine. Garlic is a wonderful addition to any garden and very easy to grow and keep throughout the winter months.

blackwalnutfruit100_2556Black Walnut– a must have in your medicine cabinet, especially if you have pets. I have a big black walnut tree in the backyard and I make tincture every year. In the spring the dogs, cats and humans all get a 21 day dose of black walnut tincture to ensure we aren’t carrying or giving each other worms.

Cloves– one of the only known sources to kill parasite and worm eggs on the planet. Adding cloves to your black walnut tincture adds a clovesdouble punch to get rid of internal parasites. Now if you live in Canada like I do, you won’t be able to grow cloves in your backyard as this plant grows best in tropical conditions, like those regions surrounding the Indian Ocean. The clove tree is native to the Molucca Islands of Indonesia.

wormwoodWormwood– is a part of the daisy family. Other common names for wormwood include mugwort, artemisia, and sagebrush.

Wormwood is the key ingredient in the famous European beverage Absinthe, and while yes you can grow this in your backyard it is considered a weed to most and can easily be foraged if you know what you are looking for.You can usually smell the plant before you see it and it can cause skin irritation if you are handling it. Wormwood is a perennial plant and it flowers every year. It grows between 30 to 90 cm tall and has small, yellowish flower heads.

It has powerful effects on both mind and body, wormwood has been valued as a medicinal plant since at least 1600 B.C. It has been used throughout history as an antiseptic,  stimulant, tonic, and as a remedy for fevers and menstrual pains.  It has been used to exterminate tapeworm infestations while leaving the human host unharmed.

This herb has been found to cause nerve depression, dermatitis, convulsions, infertility and renal failure if used habitually. You will need to take caution when using this herb.

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