what i am eating

I love cooking and eating, and I especially love looking at pictures of food!  If you love food as much as I do, please add your food pictures/recipes/food related posts to the linky below.  All you have to do is link back to this blog post.  I look forward to seeing what everyone else is eating this week!

I am sorry there was no link up last week!  I was taking full advantage of the sun – and also attempting “screen free week.”  I am happy to say that the what I am eating pinterest board has taken off!  Lots of repins from the recipes I have featured!

This week I am eating a lot of salads.  Actually, most weeks I am eating a lot of salads these days.  Towards the end of winter, my body starts craving the fresh greens again.  There haven’t been a lot of greens available locally yet, but the farmers markets are just opening, and I know there is spinach and baby lettuce mix available.

What I really want to talk about though is salad dressing.  I have started using nut based and non-oil based dressings.  At first I was definitely leery of it.  I am a big evoo and vinegar dressing kind of gal.  But, this sounded good.  And so I started out by doing research on different recipes, and then decided to make it my own. 

Salad Dressing ~ yields about 1 quart

2/3 cup soaked walnuts
1 bunch fresh parsley
Juice of 1 lemon ~ 2 Tablespoons
2 Tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
3 Tablespoons chia seeds
1 teaspoon Herbamare
2 garlic cloves or 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Put all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.  I have also used fresh cilantro instead of parsley, and even dried dill.  I think the parsley gives it a nice flavor, but feel free to change it up to whatever herbs you like.  I use a lot of parsley, but it is because parsley is so good for you!  Plus, I figure it might help with the garlic I put in the dressing :-)

Because I didn’t have a link up last week, I am featuring posts from 2 weeks ago.  

What are you eating this week?  Have you ever tried "whole food" dressings without oil added?  Link up your food related posts below!


  1. Yum! I will be trying this dressing, it looks delicious!

  2. I don't like milky stuff so I don't think the dressing would fly with me. I do like making my own dressings though. I'm fond of fresh squeezed lime w/ olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.

    1. Fresh squeezed lime sounds delicious! This dressing comes out really quite thick, and not at all milky - because of the chia seeds and walnuts. I would say it is closer to a pesto consistency. I was hesitant at first too, but it has quickly become my favorite way to dress my salad :-)

  3. Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Thanks for hosting! Hope the sun's shining for us all this weekend.

  5. Yea :) I've been waiting for this as I've actually been taking pictures for once to link-up. :)

  6. The salad looks yummy! I like to try new dressings, but my old stand-by is lots of lemon with olive oil and salt & pepper. Can't go wrong with that!

  7. Your salad dressing looks delicious. I can imagine it would be lovely as a coleslaw dressing too.


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