Salads and Dressings

Salad Dressings (5/26/2016) -   Salad dressings are generally based on oil, vinegar (or lemon) and sugar. Oil-free dressings are generally very high in sugar and sodium.  They do little to enhance the nutritional value of salad. These dressings are whole-food based so much more nutrient-dense than store-bought dressing. The fat comes from seeds or nuts and the sweetness from […]
My Favorite Supper Salad (7/28/2015) - Makes about 16 cups (4 l)    My favorite meal is salad. Seriously.  To me, a beautiful salad is a materpiece of colour, texture and flavor.  Of course, we are not talking iceberg lettuce with a few tomatoes and cucumbers sprinkle on top; we are talking about a full, satisfying meal.  I make a giant […]
Quinoa Salad (3/14/2015) -     Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is a pseudograin. Grains are the edible seeds of grasses, while pseudograins are seeds that are used as grains but come from non-grass plants.  Amaranth and buckwheat are also pseudograins.  Pseudograins tend to be higher in protein and micronutrients than grass grains.  Quinoa is often referred to as an ancient […]