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  Salad dressings have gotten a bad rap in recent years due to confusion about fats, and this has led dieticians and nutritionists to frequently advise against them entirely – suggesting either lowfat dressings or lemon juice as alternatives. The problem is that salads dressed only in lemon juice are tasteless and unappetizing! Lowfat commercial …

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There is nothing quite as refreshing and delicious as a beautiful bowl of organic salad.  Perhaps the vegetables are freshly picked from your own garden or sourced from a CSA or farmer’s market. While there is no doubt that salads, particularly organic, are a healthy complement to just about any meal, it may surprise you to …

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Want to take a very decisive step toward health? Ditch those MSG, rancid vegetable oil, additive filled dressings and sauces from the store and start making your own! No bottled sauces or dressings compare to the flavor and quality of homemade salad dressings and sauces – even the organic brands. Not only will you be …

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One of my very favorite salad dressings is Thousand Island. Unfortunately, the bottled versions purchased from the grocery store don’t do it justice.  Not by a long shot. Homemade thousand island dressing is definitely the way to go! The rancid vegetable oils like soy or canola, chemical additives, artificial thickeners and even high fructose corn …

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Making gravy is arguably one of the most important tasks when creating a delicious holiday meal for your family.  With Thanksgiving upon us in only a few days, I thought it would be helpful to show how to make gravy the traditional way – with drippings! My husband, Richard, is the chief gravy maker in …

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Sometimes in our quest for better health, we can forget how important the basics can be.   In this video, I show you how to make your own healthy salad dressing quickly and easily in your own kitchen.   Store salad dressings – even organic ones at the healthfood store – are loaded with unhealthy, …

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The topic covered in this videoblog is how to make REAL homemade mayonnaise. No junky ingredients like soy or canola oil in this recipe (do some people STILL think canola is a healthy oil? Have they been living under a rock or something?). I’m certainly no pro in front of the camera and this clip …