Use whatever veggies you like and the salad dressing below. Mix and allow to sit for about 1 hour.
Veggies shown in photo:
thinly sliced carrots
corn kernels cut from cob
Tomato Vinaigrette Salad Dressing:
1 Roma tomato (or tomatoes cut to similar size)
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 TBS Dijon mustard
2 – 3 TBS fresh basil (or 1/2 tsp dried)
2 cloves garlic
1/4 tsp black pepper
It’s easiest to mix dressing in a blender.
Then toss with veggies and top with poppy seeds.
Note: You could add nuts, beans and/or sprouts for a full meal salad.
This salsa is the same recipe using the same ingredients for any salsa you might make. The only difference is the proportions. Specifically because I wanted to call this “Mango Salsa” there is more mango in this salsa than tomatoes. So, chop the following ingredients and add them in whatever proportions you like best.
- Red onion
- Green onion
- Lime Juice
- Lemon Juice (1/2 of amount of lime juice used)
I served this on top of a bed of lettuce. The other part of the meal was black beans and rice (for family members not on the SCD diet).
This isn’t just any almond butter. Yummy! Yummy! RAW and preservative FREE!
Raisin Almond Breakfast Spread
I was wondering if I would get this article typed before I finished my slice of gluten free bread and this almond butter spread. Nope! It’s all gone, but I will finish this before getting another helping.
This recipe comes from the Whole Food Recipes book that came with my Vitamix
.(If you order a Vitamix using my affiliate code “06-006562″ you will receive FREE standard shipping.
|2 TBS honey or agave nectar1 cup raw almonds
2-inch cube of fresh ginger (I used a crystallized ginger)
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup raisins, 4 dates and 4 dried apricots (figs, etc)
- Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn machine on and quickly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
- Blend for 1 minute, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
Notes: You might want to add a bit of oil to get the desired consistency you desire. The Roasted Almond Butter recipe in the book does recommend this. My spread was very thick, but perhaps if I would have used fresh ginger, it would have had a softer texture. Also, be sure to remove any pits from your dried fruits such as figs and dates or you will have hard pit pieces that can harm your teeth.
Cleaning: This was amazingly easy to clean. I tried to create a video, but my camera did not do a good job. I know this is the stickiest mess I would ever create in the Vitamix, so it was a good test. I did have to clean it twice. The cleaning instructions are to fill with 1/2 water add 1-2 drops of dish liquid and run for 1 minute. I guess sticky messes such as these require 2 minutes.
More Ideas: I can imagine adding cinnamon or cayenne pepper to the mix to give a different spice. My taste buds are SCREAMING!
I learned about water kefir from Ani Phyo. You can view how to make water kefir at Ani’s website. She calls it a naturally effervescent probiotic drink. Probiotics are full of friendly bacteria for building healthy intestinal flora.
Water Kefir is a fermented using water kefir grains. I purchase my Yemoos
. Yemoos also sells Kombucha mushrooms. I love to drink Kombuchas too, but I haven’t started making it on my own. I think the Water Kefir is a bit easier. The entire family loves to drink it and it’s much more economical than any store-bought probiotic. We can flavor it any way we like using natural fruits. This is a bubbly drink I can feel good about giving to my family.