Creamy Garlic Lemon Dressing
1/2 cup organic lemon juice
1/2 cup raw apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup organic coconut aminos
1 cup organic (raw) tahini
1/4-1/2 tsp garlic powder (to taste)
1/4-1/2 tsp pink sea salt (to taste)
*add 1/4 cup olive or avocado oil (optional)
Blend all ingredients in high powered blender on low-medium speed for 30 seconds. Makes a little more than 1 full 16oz bottle without the oil added to the mix.
Paleo "Potato Salad"
This is for you Candida Detoxers, Paleo people or Keto crazies ;)
If you think about it... potatoes have little flavor & are LOADED with starch (aka: sugar). It's the produce, spices and mayo that make potato salad so good, not the potatoes! This is a YUMMY and MUCH HEALTHIER alternative! Bring it to your next picnic or potluck, but don't tell them it's really cauliflower... They'll never know ;) What they don't know (in this case) definitely WON'T hurt them... heehee ;)
1 Large head of Cauliflower, broken into equal-size pieces
1/4+ cup Parsley, chopped
3 Green Onions, chopped
1/2 small Red Onion, diced
6 Radishes, thinly quartered and sliced
3-4 Celery stalks, chopped
1 cup HEALTHY MAYONNAISE or Primal Kitchen Mayo
1 tsp Himalayan (pink) Sea Salt
1+ tsp dry dill
2-3 pinches dry red pepper
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1/4+ tsp Paprika
2 tsp Annie's Mustard (or any other mustard that is made with Apple Cider Vinegar)
NOTE: I like mine a bit more spicy so I measure generously... a rounded (not heaping) measurement on all spiced except salt. Find your own balance of spices to taste ;)
Boil or steam cauliflower pieces until tender but not mushy.
Drain and pour cooked cauliflower into ice bath immediately to stop the cooking process. The ice will melt or mostly melt.
Drain again and set aside, removing any remaining ice cubes if necessary.
Prepare all fresh produce as directed above.
Combine Mayo with all spices and mustard.
Roughly chop cauliflower and pat dry before putting it into a large serving bowl.
Add all produce and mayo mixture. Mix well.
Adjust seasonings to taste.
COOKED APPLESAUCE: Combine apples (not necessary to peel if cooking), cinnamon & Swerve in a high-powered blender and blend until you get your desired consistency, adding water as needed. Pour into a sauce pan. Bring to slow boil and reduce to simmer 10 minutes.
RAW APPLESAUCE: Combine 6 apples (peeled, cored & diced), 2 Tbsp lemon juice & 2 tsp Cinnamon to high-powered blender. Blend to desired consistency, adding minimal raw honey or Swerve only if necessary ;)
Applesauce makes a great snack, side or "compote" topping for my Pork Tenderloin.
Feel free to use raw honey or agave to sweeten if you are not on a Candida Detox. However, I challenge you to practice eating things naturally sweet without adding extra sweeteners when possible ;)
*For easy thawing, freeze flat in Ziploc bag.
Kraut & Egg Salad
A healthy twist on egg salad ;) DON'T knock it until you try it... you can thank us once you're lickin the bowl!! ;) Load the fridge and have lunch all week!
6 hard boiled eggs
3 Tbsp (or to desired creaminess) HEALTHY MAYONNAISE or Primal Kitchen Mayo
1-2 tsp Annie's organic dijon mustard
Himalayan (pink) sea salt, to taste
4+ Tbsp RAW SAUERKRAUT, chopped
Chop hard boiled eggs into the texture you want. Mix in all ingredients. Season to taste with pink sea salt and paprika or any other spices of your liking.
Enjoy with celery sticks, Simple Mills almond flour crackers or Mary's Gone Crackers!
NOTE: If you are a patient on a Candida Detox, be sure to check cracker ingredients to be sure they are safe for YOUR custom plan.
This Mayo recipe is Candida Detox friendly!!! Life is way too boring without Mayo :) Feel free to add herbs and spices to make a spicy mayo or herbed mayo... it's too easy!
Hand immersion Blender/Stick blender
Wide mouth mason jar
3/4 cup avocado oil (2/3 cup if using large egg)
1 X-Large egg
1 Tbsp RAW apple cider vinegar
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp ground mustard seed powder
Himalayan (pink) sea salt, to taste
Optional: If you want to thicken your mayo, ADD 1/4 tsp. NATURE'S SUNSHINE Psyllium Hull Combo
Combine all ingredients in a glass mason jar that has a mouth wide enough for your stick blender/hand immersion blender to fit into. Blend until light and fluffy! You will make AND store your mayo in this jar ;) EASY!!
Try this with our KRAUT & EGG SALAD!
Note: This will keep 1 -2 weeks in the refrigerator. Swim at your own risk thereafter ;)
Keto Ranch Dip or Dressing
If using Coconut Cream: Open the can of coconut cream. Scoop the coconut cream off the top of the can and add it to a large bowl, leaving the coconut water in the can.
*Add a few Tablespoons of the coconut water into the cream to thin your recipe for use as a dressing. Blend with a hand mixer until smooth. Save leftover coconut water as you may need it to thin a little more after refrigerating, depending on your desired thickness.
Fold all ingredients into your base (coconut cream, mayo or yogurt). For a thinner dressing vs. ranch dip, add a small amount of water, as needed, to find the consistency you like. Stir until blended and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Note: Trader Joe's Coconut Cream does not work for this recipe.
ALL Recipes are GLUTEN FREE