Sunday, January 28, 2018

Set the Table 2018 | Week 3

Need some motivation to eat more vege?

This pleasure dressing will have you asking for more. I promise.

Last night, I asked Tommy what kind of salad dressing he would like to make from scratch as we watched Chopped on TV. He said, "Ranch and that carrot ginger stuff I like."

So this is what we came up with together.

And he made himself an entire bowl of salad so he could have more dressing. 

Which is a lovely, real food miracle.

Tommy's Carrot Ginger Dressing

4 small carrots diced
1 in knob of fresh ginger (peeled)
1/2 garlic clove
1 lime's juice
1/4 c avocado oil
1/4 c rice vinegar
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
1/2 c plain coconut, almond OR organic soy Or grass fed, organic regular yogurt
pinch of sea salt (at least 1/4 tsp)
Need it sweeter? Optional: 1/2 orange juiced or a few tsp's of raw honey or powdered stevia to taste.

Place all ingredients in a nutribullet, food processor or blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy with your favorite vege. Try it on a taco! 

Warning: Unexpected, enthusiastic salad eating and second helpings of vegetables may occur. 

Wholy cow good.

  • Each #SettheTable2018 post features a delicious family table recipe to inspire your meal planning for the week. This year, I am kicking it off with Whole30 friendly recipes that will either be one of my own creations or a handy link to someone else's that has inspired me. 
  • #CatchmyGrit on Instagram to follow the fun, the food and the family table reactions (good and bad) leading up to each weekend post. C'est la vie, I selfy-ishly light it UP in pics, videos and Instastories to keep truckin! 
  • New to this series? Revisit my favorite #SettheTable2017 recipe links here. Cheers to another year of sharing my crazy food adventures with Pure Barre Kildeer!  
Set, sit, stay and sip longer together.

It all starts at hOMe plate.

To the Mullies we go... 


My Top 11 #SettheTable2018 Topics:
  1. A Scientist Explores the Mysteries of the Gut Brain Connection
  2. Will the Gut-Brain Connection Revolutionize Wellness?
  3. Come to the table - Join Slow Food USA!
  4. Stay on top of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Campaign.
  5. Robyn O'Brien: Why Our Food Is Making Us Sick.
  6. Kimbal Musk Wants to Reengineer the American Stomach | Why Food is the New Internet. 
  7. What is Organic Pasture Raised Chicken Good for?
  8. Shop with EWG "Clean Fifteen + Dirty Dozen" produce guidelines. Why? New research suggests pesticides/herbicides are linked to antibiotic resistance. Protect your gut microbiome + mycobiome.
  9. Avoid artificial colors and preservatives to keep your "second brain" happy + healthy.
  10. Why, When and How to Eat Wheat.
  11. Why do Some People do well as Vegans and Vegetarians (Clues from the Magical World of Genetics).


Tell me what you think....