I really enjoy that this is dairy free and yet still gives you a creamy rich texture that you would find in dairy based dressings. I like to add different ingredients such as red pepper flakes and salsa make this into a mexican style dressing. I have also used this as a “cheese” by adding nutritional yeast.
Here is another way we use this dressing with Green Tacos. I call it green because the filling is leafy greens. It’s pretty simple.
We like to slow cook kale and tomatoes seasoned with sea salt, garlic and onion powder, roll it up in a corn tortilla and top it with sauerkraut and this dressing. It sounds strange, but it is OH SOOOO GOOOOD! BTW, you can always use a collard wrap, brown rice tortilla or any other gluten free wrap.
Nutritional Facts for Entire Recipe
Carbohydrates: 174 grams
Protein: 31 grams
Fat: 9 grams
Ratio: 77/14/9 (for 80/10/10’ers)
I spent the day recently at Glen Ivy Hot Springs and while I was in the steam room the conversation got onto raw food. (gee, imagine that…) As the group was talking about their different experiences or lack of knowledge on the subject completely, someone shared one of their favorite raw recipes. It was so simple I didn’t even need to write it down. I decided to make it and see how I liked it. It was a broccoli salad. Now, I am not a huge fan of raw broccoli, but I knew I had a ton of it in my fridge from last weeks share from my wholesale organic produce buying club. It turned out pretty good so I thought I’d pay it forward. I have no idea what the ratios were so I will post my approximates, and feel free to modify it to your liking.
Broccoli (chopped small or food processed) -I used 1 bunch
Dried cranberries -I used one handful
Sunflower seeds- I used 1 handful of walnuts since I was out of sunflower seeds
Apple (chopped or food processed)- I used 2 small apples (one granny smith, one fuji)
Toss with the following dressing
A couple handfuls of raspberries (mine were frozen from late summer)
2 T lemon juice (I prefer to use lemon or lime rather than vinegar)
1/2 C water
A handful of walnuts (I prefer to use whole foods rather than oil for my fat in dressings)
Blend in the Vita-mix till smooth, toss all ingredients together.
This recipe has a holiday vibe to it with the walnuts, apples, and cranberries. It’s crisp, sweet, tart, crunchy and creamy. Plus the broccoli is in season right now so this makes a perfect winter broccoli coleslaw salad.
This recipe is also in alignment with the 80/10/10 diet if you keep your nuts down to a very small quantity, but there is no salt or vinegar or spices that 811’ers tend to steer clear from.
BTW, this keeps really well in a glass storage container if you are traveling, out working or running errands. There is no mixing or messing with putting things together, just a fork and voila!
If you have any variations of this recipe or if you try it, please let me know how you enjoyed it.Read More
Here is a quick video of Kevin & I talking about how he has been feeling as a result of cleaning up his diet and experimenting with juicing. Raw food is a new concept to Kevin and I am amazed by his openness and willingness. Since Kevin is very interested in raising consciousness I shared with him some information about the energetic value of food. He was fascinated to learn how diet affects his vibration. I look forward to sharing more videos on his transition and journey.Read More