I wrote recently about the raspberry overload going on in our refrigerator and how we were using my favorite lassi recipe (Indian yogurt smoothie) to use them up. During that time, I also made raspberry vinaigrette. Fresh raspberries blended into a salad dressing works well as the vinegar portion very effectively preserves the berries for many weeks.
Unless lowfat or nonfat, misguided dietitians and nutritionists frequently advise against salad dressings. This is due to widespread confusion about fats – which ones are healthy and which are not. In some cases, lemon juice is recommended to dress a salad. Talk about tasteless and unappetizing fare!
SarahThe Healthy Home Economist holds a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
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 learn that you won’t be absorbing many of the vitamins and minerals if you choose lowfat dressing.
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.
One of my very favorite ways to dress a salad is with homemade Thousand Island dressing. 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,
Making homemade gravy is arguably one of the most important tasks when creating a delicious holiday meal for your family. With Thanksgiving upon us soon, I thought it would be helpful to show how to make gravy the traditional way with using all the mineral rich drippings.
My husband, Richard, is the chief gravy maker in our home and he is incredible at it!
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, highly processed polyunsaturated oils that will cause inflammation in your body when consumed to excess in the typical Western diet (not to mention ugly brown spots on your skin!).