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Nutritious Citrus Mustard Vinaigrette

A perfect blend between sweet, tart and smooth. This citrus mustard vinaigrette dressing not only adds a delicious flavor to your salad or entree, it also adds beneficial antioxidants and holds properties in the world of healing inflammation commonly associated with auto-immune disorders like, Crohn's disease, IBS or Colitis. 

So whip it up and serve it on top of one of our salads or paired with our tasty Salmon Carpaccio recipe.

Ingredients:

½ Lemon, juiced

½ tsp Organic maple syrup

½ tsp Organic Mustard (refer to mustard episode for clean mustard)

4 tbsp Olive Oil, unfiltered extra virgin

Black Pepper to taste

Whisked together to emulsify.

Instructions:

Combine all in a small bowl

Whisk together to emulsify.

Total time: 3 minutes

Nutrition Gained:

Adding a high quality olive oil to the body gives it powerful healthy omega vitamins. Which help combat inflammation and promote a healthy heart. The maple syrup, mustard and lemon juice all carry anti-inflammatory properties. As well as, antioxidants to help repair the body from damaging free radicals. 

What We Avoided:

With making our own simple dressings we avoid the common elements of preservatives, artificial flavors and the always confusing "natural flavors". All of which add a grey cloud over the digestion and inflammation process. Which means it's more beneficial to just avoid it, rather then take the chance. Sticking to natural, whole, organic ingredients take the chance away and provides you with the best opportunity in this process of healing and maintaining great nutrition.

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GUT BOOSTING GARLIC GINGER DRESSING

This is one of my go to dressings for just about anything. It's crafted from our staple ingredients and provides beneficial immune support to go along with it's delicious flavor. It's easy to make, taking under 5 minutes, and pairs well with a lot of our dishes, especially my "Easy on the Gut, Micro Green Salad" recipe.

Ingredients:

½ cup Olive Oil

½ Lemon, juiced

1 tbsp Garlic, finely minced

1 tbsp Ginger, finely minced

½ tsp Ground Black Pepper

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients into a small jar

Fasten and shake vigorously for 3-5 minutes (hey you get a workout in too)

Store in fridge for up to a week

Nutrition Gained:

Ginger contains a substance called "Gingerol", which aids with digestion, nausea and the common cold. Mix that with fresh garlic, a healthy prebiotic with anti-bacterial properties that also aids the immune system and fights the common cold. So, with those two, omega rich olive oil and lemon juice we now have a dressing that as it absorbs it fights for your body. Designed around calming inflammation to let the rest of your meal digest in peace. 

What We Avoided:

Going Organic removes harmful synthetic fertilizers from our system. Exchanging a fat and substance loaded dressing for one that promotes good health not only does that but also avoids harmful preservatives and additives. No dairy, gluten or meat relieves your digestion, and body, of the inflammation and stress they cause. Which in turn, allows the body to focus on breaking down the nutritious items, instead of fighting through the nutrient depriving ones.

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Immune-Boosting Asian Coconut Aminos Dressing

I love coconut aminos. They are rich in flavor, avoid harmful substances and add a variety of antioxidants that help heal the body as we enjoy it's taste. Mix this dressing with our Cauliflower Fried Rice recipe and you have yourself a much healthier version of the dish we've all known to love, fried rice!

Ingredients:

1 Lime, juiced

2 tbsp Coconut Aminos

3 cloves Garlic, peeled & sliced

1 tbsp Ginger, minced

2 tbsp Olive Oil

½ tsp Maple Syrup

Dash of Cayenne

Instructions:

Combine in a small jar

Shake for 2-3 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition Gained:

There's a little trend with this recipe. It follows our base ingredients of oil, garlic and juiced citrus but this time adding coconut amino's which provide powerful amino acids to combat inflammation. The maple syrup, cayenne and ginger also work together to fight free radical damage and heal inflammation while the rest of the dish digests properly.

What We Avoided:

Going Organic removes harmful synthetic fertilizers from our system. Exchanging a fat and substance loaded dressing for one that promotes good health not only does that but also avoids harmful preservatives and additives. With incorporating coconut aminos we've avoided the GMO, processed, highly debated world of soy and replaced it with a nutrient rich substitute. 

Antioxidant Detox Maple Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

This quick and easy, nutrition loaded, dressing provides a sweet citrus flavor and goes great with one of our salad recipes. Easy for a on the go lifestyle and classy enough for a finely crafted salad recipe like our Pear and Walnut Salad recipe. 

 

Ingredients:

2 tbsp Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 tbsp Lemon Juice (or Lime Juice

1 tsp Maple Syrup

Pink Himalayan Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions:

Whisk together  

Nutrition Gained:

The olive oil provides heart healthy omega vitamins. The lemon juice and maple syrup serve as powerful antioxidants that help detoxify and fight against free radical damage that naturally and unnaturally occurs in the body.

What We Avoided:

We've avoided the unhealthy fat associated with low quality, processed oils. As well as, any unwanted preservatives, colorings or additives that cause nervous system issues and inflammation.

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Detoxifying Apple Cider Vinaigrette Dressing

Apple Cider is commonly known as being something that's very good for the body. And that rumor is true. It offers a wide variety of benefits and when combined with other ingredients can make for a tasty addition. 

With this detoxification centered dressing the mustard and vinegar combine to make a nice vinaigrette with a perfect bite for a citrus salad or one of its kind. 

 

Ingredients:

1 tsp Mustard

2 tbsp Olive Oil

¼ Apple Cider VInegar

Pink Himalayan Salt and Ground Black Pepper to taste

Instructions:

Plate ingredients on a bed of spinach

Which vinaigrette together until it emulsifies

Serve in cup for optimal dipping

Nutrition Gained:

Apple cider vinegar is loaded with healing compounds like probiotics, enzymes and magnesium. Mustard pairs well with its anti-inflammatory properties. Making a tasty, nutrition packed vinaigrette. 

What We Avoided:

Common with dressings are preservatives, binders and added ingredients that cause inflammation and other conditions that get in the way of the body processing all of the other progress we are making with including nutritious ingredients. 

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Anti-Inflammatory Gluten Free Pineapple Glaze

Throw this glaze on any grilling or saute adventure during your cooking and you've just added a sweet addition to your meal. Simple to make, and delicious to taste. This glaze packs powerful antioxidants and boosts the flavor to any dish your meal planning mind can imagine. 

Ingredients:

½ Onion

1 tsp Ghee

2 Garlic cloves, crushed

½ cup Pineapple

1 tsp Ginger

1 cup Purified Water (or 1 cup Bone Broth/Vegetable Broth

⅓ cup Bone Broth Protein Powder

1 tsp Maple Syrup

Pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt

Pinch of Ground Black Pepper

Instructions:

In shallow sauce pan heat ghee on medium heat

Add onions, garlic, ginger until slightly brown (roughly 2 minutes)

Add fresh pineapple and saute until pineapple is slightly brown

Pinch of salt and ground black pepper

Add bone broth, water, maple syrup and boil until liquid is reduced by half (roughly 5 minutes)

Let cook for 5 minutes

Blend and ready to go

Total Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Gained:

Apple cider vinegar is loaded with healing compounds like probiotics, enzymes and magnesium. Mustard pairs well with its anti-inflammatory properties. Making a tasty, nutrition packed vinaigrette. 

What We Avoided:

Common with dressings are preservatives, binders and added ingredients that cause inflammation and other conditions that get in the way of the body processing all of the other progress we are making with including nutritious ingredients. 

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Sweet and Soothing Ginger Simple Syrup

We've cut the amount of sugar, added a more beneficial sweetener and capped it off with the tasty bite of ginger to make a delicious simple syrup. Perfect for our cocktails and mocktails, like our Stress Relieving Moscow Mule. Or with our refreshing Antioxidant rich Blueberry Ginger Popsicle

Ingredients:

1/4 cup (2 oz) fresh Ginger, washed & thin cut whole slices (no peeling necessary)

1 cup Purified Water

1/3 cup Maple Syrup (or Raw Honey)

Instructions:

In a medium non-reactive pot, combine the ginger, water and maple syrup and bring to a boil

Turn down heat to a nice simmer

Let cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally

Strain, let cool and store in glass jar in the fridge.

 

*NOTE: With the leftover strained ginger you have now made our Candied Ginger recipe, read more about the benefits of our candied ginger.

Nutrition Gained:

Ginger not only helps with indigestion and nausea (very common with auto-immune disorders like Crohn's disease) but, it also heals against Malabsorption and is heart healthy. Malabsorption is the struggle we are working to fix with our gut and abdomen beaten systems. So adding ginger and similar ingredients, as we are geared toward, work to correct the issue and allow our nutrient deprived bodies to absorb again and provide for the rest of our system.

What We Learned:

With removing the processed sugar and cutting the amount significantly we've improved our consumption amounts and decreased our risks to diseases commonly associated with sugar; diabetes, chronic inflammation and high blood pressure.