This is a great dressing for a simple garden salad.
Mix all of the ingredients in glass jar, then seal the lid and shake until the honey dissolves and the ingredients are well combined. Adjust flavor to taste. Let the dressing marinate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
This soup is packed with immune boosting ingredients that will help you start feeling better faster.
Onion and garlic are considered anti fungal, antibacterial and decongestants. Celery is loaded with antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, potassium, calcium, fiber, vitamin B12, magnesium, and vitamin B5. Mushrooms are high in B vitamins, fiber, iron, potassium, riboflavin, selenium and zinc. Turmeric is a natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Cumin is high in vitamin C and has anti-fungal properties. This recipe is easily doubled and freezes really well.
We have been in a salad rut at home. You know, that point where you have been circulating the same three or four salads week in and week out for months? Lucky for me, this rut coincided with a short trip to Toronto where I not only took a break form cooking every night but also had some wonderful food which sparked my creativity.
When eating out I always order a side salad--it's any easy way to get your veggies in and balance some of the more indulgent choices that happen when we travel. On our last night in the city we had a delicious meal at Woods Restaurant. Naturally, I ordered the green salad and was super impressed. The ingredients were simple but the dressing was AMAZING...citrusy, tangy and with a hint of sweetness. It reminded me of a dressing I made fairly regularly a few years ago, so naturally when I got home I had to try and dig up the recipe. The dressing is a recipe from our grocery delivery service Washington's Green Grocer (if you live in the DC/VA/MD area I highly recommend them), but I changed up some of the salad ingredients based on what I had in my fridge.
For the dressing:
Put everything in a glass jar and give it a good shake. You can keep any leftovers in the fridge for a few days.
For the salad:
Pour 2-3 tablespoons of dressing at the bottom of your salad bowl (add more if you like heavier dressed salads), add the cabbage, radish, celery, avocado and microgreens. Toss well and make sure the dressing is evenly distributed. Let the salad sit for at least 15-20 min. to allow the flavors to develop. Right before you serve garnish with the green onions and hemps seeds.
This salad goes really well with grilled chicken or shrimp.
Let me know if you try it! Do you have any "go to" dressings and salads?
Yesterday I posted a picture of our berry, coconut milk yogurt parfait and some of you asked how I made my coconut milk yogurt. So, rather than reach out to you individually I thought I would just post it here. I've been making this yogurt for a few years now and love it. It's super easy and requires no complicated equipment, which in my book is a win.
In a 16-ounce Mason jar, pour the coconut milk and with a fork or wisk beat to make sure there are no lumps.
Add a high quality probiotic by opening the capsules and pouring the probiotic powder into the coconut milk. Discard the capsule. Close the lid tightly and shake.
Store the Mason jar in a cool, dark corner on your kitchen counter (away from the stove) for at least three days, but no more than a week. The longer you leave it the more tart the yogurt will taste.
Make sure you shake it every day.
After three-seven days, the yogurt is ready.
If you like thicker yogurt, you can refrigerate it for up to a week--just make sure you stir before serving it.
To serve, slice up some fresh strawberries and add to the yogurt with a drizzle of pure maple syrup and some chopped nuts. Or, get creative with your own combination of berries, nuts, and granola.
Note: If your yogurt doesn't culture, one of two things may be happening. First, check to be sure the lid is properly sealed. Second, it could be your brand of probiotic. Try replacing with a higher quality choice.
Smoothies are an easy way to pack a lot of nutrition into one meal. If you are new to green smoothies or are intimidated by adding “greens” to them this is a great recipe for you. Start by adding small amount of greens and slowly work your way up.
1-2 cups fresh spinach (if you are new to green smoothies I recommend you start with 1 cup and work your way up)
2 lemons, peeled and seeded OR ½ cup orange juice
1/2 cup water
1 cup strawberries
1 cup blueberries
2 bananas (frozen)
1 tablespoon almond butter
Blend the spinach, lemon and water.
Add the remaining ingredients and blend again.
DC based Health and Wellness Coach
This blog is not intended to be used as medical or nutritional advice. Information and statements regarding health claims on this blog have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult a doctor before making any changes to your diet and exercise routine.