• 1/2 cup soaked cashews
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp. coconut manna
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. dill
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • few dash ground pepper
  • dash of paprika

Do you want to know one thing you can do this New Year to insure your health?  Eat more salads, one might be thinking.  What if I told you STOP eating salads/vegetables……………with traditional Ranch dressing because it is horrible for your health!  Yes even if it says the golden words, “low fat” and “all natural” it is a bunch of bologna {which pray to God you’re not eating either}!

I have noticed one way to get someone to eat vegetables is to have a dip beside those neglected foods.  The problem is most of those dips/dressings are, well, down right dirty!  I was perusing the salad dressing aisle at the health food market and even those bottled concoctions were filled with GMO this, chemical that, and preservatives I could not pronounce to save my life!

I realized I wouldn’t have to try to pronounce Disodium Guanylate, Phosphate, Inosinate, Monosodium Glutamate {MSG}, EDTA to save my life; all I had to do was create a dressing that would!  Here is why:  Many of these so called ingredients may cause kidney damage, possibly lower my bone density, give me a headache, make me fat, nauseas,  and have rapid heartbeat {that is a statement from the FDA}!

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Ranch-O-Yum Dressing {dairy, vinegar & gluten free}
 
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Serves: 10

Ingredients
  • ½ cup soaked cashews or macadamias
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ almond milk or other milks
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp. coconut manna {learn more}
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. dill
  • ⅛ tsp. garlic powder
  • few dash ground pepper
  • dash of paprika

Instructions
  1. In Vita Mix or strong blender add nuts, lemon juice, oil, and all spices & herbs.
  2. Puree all ingredients till creamy.
  3. Add any extra salt or pepper to taste.

Notes
I didn’t have cashews or macadamia nuts soaked, so I used {soaked} walnuts yesterday and it tasted just as good! I have also used cashews that were not soaked and it worked, but something about soaking the nuts helped with flavor and creaminess. It also helps our bodies to better digest the nuts when we soak them. If you would like a thicker dip consistency you can add a few tablespoons of chia seeds even after you have already made it and it has been in the fridge. Remember, the chia seed will absorb 9 times its weight in water.

This dressing/dip will last in the refrigerator for a week.  If you don’t have time or the ingredients on hand to make this amazing and addicting dressing, just use olive oil and lemon on your salad.  Most restaurants will have that choice.  Oh, and all those on a candida free diet, this one is for you! No vinegar and no sugar!

With a Spoonful of Ranch-O-Yum,

Dawn