Jul 7, 2012

{the kind of salad dressing that makes you want to eat salad}

the best salad dressing.

there is this salad dressing that my friend kat introduced me to a few months ago.
we ate salads before, but i think our leafy green intake has about DOUBLED since then.

it is amazing & light & goes with everything, which is why it is our 'everything' salad dressing.

& it takes me literally a minute to whip up with ingredients that i had in my kitchen already.

i'm finding that we change up this dressing quite a bit. adding a few herbs or spices, or leaving out a few others - so feel free to change it up a little bit!

here is the original recipe:

*1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
*3 tbs of red wine vinegar
*1 1/2 tsp of mustard

3-4 drops of stevia/1 1/2 tsp of honey

1 garlic clove, minced
*a dash of salt & pepper

*these are the ingredients i add every time & lately i've omitted the others & added 1/4 tsp of turmeric, 1/4 tsp of cumin & a squeeze of lemon juice.

on a side note, turmeric is incredibly good for you, & we've been trying to add it into dressing & rice & grilled veggies & just about anything we can think of lately. it doesn't have a strong taste, which means you can add even MORE of it to things without really even tasting it.

turmeric has a lot of health benefits, a very very few being:
-it is a natural antiseptic & antibacterial agent
-it is thought to prevent or slow the progression of alzheimer's
-reduces the risks of childhood leukemia
-boosts the effects of a chemo drug {paclitaxel, if you wanted to know} & helps reduce side effects of chemo
-reduces inflammation
-can improve liver function

you can probably see why we are adding turmeric like crazy. isaac will be getting masses of this stuff.
we've been researching a lot of different foods & spices that are immune boosting & supposedly cancer fighting. his case is unique, & maybe it wouldn't work the same for him, but we can't say at the end of the day that we didn't try, this way…

you can find info all over the internet supporting this, but here are just two sources here & here.

1 comment:

  1. making this tonight, thanks!!
    sidenote: Isaac is such a beautiful boy. he actually reminds me (looks like him, same age) so much of my son Oli so it's easy for me to remember to pray for Isaac :)
    love your blog Colemans <3