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 cups unsweetened almond milk
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!