Stacey’s Salad Dressing

Over the years, I have acquired certain tips from good cooks to hone my own skills in the kitchen.  From my dad, I learned that the best salad dressings, are the ones you make yourself.  He always makes his own salad dressing, one reason is: he can control the ingredients that go into it.  His…

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Cucumber, Watermelon, and Mint Salad

1 mini cucumber, cut into half moons 1/2 c. of watermelon, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 spring fresh mint, leaves removed, minced 1/8 tsp. jalapeno, minced (less or more depending on your heat tolerance) 1/2 tsp. sherry vinegar drizzle of extra virgin olive oil sea salt to taste Combine everything and stir gently to…

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Spicy Sauteed Snow Peas

2 c. snow peas, de-stringed (using fingertips, pinch one end of the snow pea, break off the very tip and then pull this piece, along with the stringy membrane that holds the pod together, back along the flat side of the snow pea to remove it. Repeat on the other end) 1 garlic clove, sliced…

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Roasted Zucchini

1 zucchini cut into 1/2 inch rounds 1 T. coconut oil Sprinkling of Salt, Pepper, Garlic A few pinches of rosemary Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.  Place coconut oil on a baking sheet and place pan in oven for a minute to melt the oil.  Once the coconut oil is melted, remove pan and…

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Fennel, Grapefruit, and Celery Salad

1-2 c.  romaine lettuce, chopped 1 celery stalk, sliced thinly on diagonal 1/2 of a fennel bulb, cored, sliced thinly a few thinly sliced pieces of onion 1/2 of a grapefruit, segmented, juice squeezed over salad Layer ingredients in a bowl.  Then top with Sweet Dijon Vinaigrette or Stacey’s Salad Dressing.  Serves 1.

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Cilantro-Walnut Pesto

An alternative and equally delicious option for this pesto: replace cilantro in the recipe with an equal amount of another herb like basil, parsley, arugula or a combination of these. 6 c. cilantro, woody/tough stems removed, lightly packed into blender 1 c. walnuts 1 c. extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, grated 1 T.…

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Radish, Celery, and Green Apple Salad

2 celery stalks sliced thinly on the diagonal 1 bunch of radishes sliced into thin half moons 1/4 c. thinly sliced onion 1/2 of a green apple sliced thin 2 c. romaine lettuce chopped or 2 c. thinly sliced cabbage to make into a slaw Layer veggies in a salad bowl and dress with Sweet…

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Guac

1 avocado, cut in half, pit removed 1 clove garlic put through a garlic press or grated 1 thin slice yellow onion, finely chopped (about 2 T) 1 T. chopped cilantro half of a lime, juiced sea salt to taste To get the avocado out of the skin, take the tip of a knife and…

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Strawberries, Nuts, and Seeds

1 c. organic fresh strawberries that are in season, sliced 1 T. walnuts chopped 1/2 tsp. hemp seeds 1/2 tsp. chia seeds Put strawberries in a bowl, top with nuts and seeds.  Take a seat and enjoy.

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Sweet Potato and Golden Beet Salad with Herb Vinaigrette a.k.a. Mayo-less Mayo Mix Nutrient Dense Potato Salad

My friend blends spices that are delectable and easy to use.  They are meticulously blended herb combinations with sea salt designed to add flavor, trace minerals, flavonoids, polyphenols, and vitamins to elevate any dishes’ nutritional content.  They are a one-stop-shop at Flavortown.  I have used this herb blend on salmon, chicken, burgers, in tuna salad,…

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