Dressings and Dips
Ok, I’m having fun with the title, but this Pineapple dip is perfect for any occasion, especially when kids are involved. When the kids in my family were young, of course my Mom made this with Cool whip and we thought it was heaven. Do they even still make Cool Whip? Gosh please don’t use that!
I love salads, and making my own salad dressing is a must when eating real food. Think about it, it takes minutes to make, you can pick all of your own ingredients and you get to bypass horrible oils like soybean and vegetable, along with all of those crazy items no one can say, but certainaly should not eat (can you say xantham gum, gar gum or carrageenan).
I have been on this crazy kick, making all things salad dressings, marinades and spice rubs. I am just amazed at the elevated flavors when you take the time to make them homemade. Italian dressing is one of my favorites because it not only makes a great addition to most any salad creation that I make, but also is a great simple marinade for steaks, veggies or chicken.
One of my favorite ways to enhance the flavor of so many of my creations is homemade mayo. While adopting more of a Ketogenic approach to eating, this is a terrific way to add nutrient dense, healthy fats to so many dishes. I put it on sandwiches for my kids but also put big dollops on roasted veggies, grilled chicken and fish.
The end of summer, moving into the fall harvest, is my favorite time of year for food. Gardens are overflowing with their bounties and it's time to figure out what to do with all of this abundance
I love caesar salad. I love it with chicken, with salmon or even plain over crispy romaine lettuce. Making the dressing homemade, means you can control the ingredients and make it pretty healthy. It is thick and silky and full of flavor.
Homemade mayo is one of the easiest condiments to make from scratch. I challenge you to read the ingredients in all of the shelf stable mayo bottles, you will find GMO laden soybean oil, high fructose corn syrup and xanthan gum among others.
Compotes are an amazing addition to any recipe book. They are versatile and can be used on almost anything. Whether sweet or savory, you can try on ice cream, yogurt, a little spoonful on GF toast in the morning or paired with meats like chicken or pork tenderloin.