At first it was easy for me to give up, stop eating the things I knew were harmful for me or that lacked in our dietary consumption. I stuck to my new regime knowing it was life changing, life giving and what I was going to have to do regardless. Getting into that mindset was really not as difficult as I though it would be. I still like things I could sink my teeth in to. I am a crunchy girl and have always loved munching on celery, carrots, crackers, chips and things that go crunch. I was a heading into the land of green, vegetarian and somewhat gluten free. It was all good I just had to learn how to satisfy that need in me.
Yesterday I devoted much of my Step 18 to oils and my daughters commented my post and so glad she did. Can't believe I left out the one that I really like. Here is what she had to say.
hattie sparks said...
like this post...coconut oil is great but actually hydrogenates almost as easily as olive oil. i would recommend grapeseed oil, which very clearly states on its label that it bears a much higher hydrogenation temperature point AND boasts a much milder, and almost non-existent taste. good for sauteeing, frying, and roasting dishes. we have been using it (sparingly, of course) with almost everything!
Here is a great salad dressing recipe my friend Emma Cohen, found on Facebook, a natural path, registered nurse in Australia and health researcher extraordianaire. This organic recipe has been in her family for years.....a better alternative to any bottle, needs no refrigeration and will stick around for a few weeks.
Crush 3-4 cloves of garlic with a bit of Himalyaan rock salt until it is quite liquid. Add into bottle or jar with lid. Add 2 teaspoons of seeded mustard, 2 pinches of mixed herbs( I have a terrific blend I will mention later), 1/2 squeezed lemon juice and fill 1/3 of the container with apple cider vinegar ( I use 1/2 cider and 1/2 Balsamic vinegar). Then fill up the rest of the container with olive oil or flaxseed oil, shake bottle and taste to get balance of oil/vinegar ratio correct to your taste. Use this dressing, keep out of sunlight.
This is a very delightful dressing and I found it essential in my diet to go with as many salads as I ate.
I am tired today for some reason.....hard week so will leave you with that and see you tomorrow. Enjoy.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
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