So - what can I use as salad dressing? I don't like sweet ones and the only two I ever loved are Blue Cheese and Ranch (which, after living in Texas where pizza is dipped in it!!!!!! I was so grossed out I couldn't eat that anymore. It doesn't wash off plates very easily either - can you imagine what it's doing in your body? ugh.ack.yuck.).
Fat Free Dressing? Does it exist? How can one live without olive oil??? Here's what I just invented, and it's pretty tasty on top of being nutritionally dense!
"Salty" Lemon Dressing
2T. Lemon Juice
1-2T. Bragg's Liquid Aminos
Shake or 3 of Maine Coast Sea Seasonings Dulse Flakes (yummy seaweed)
Shake or 3 of Toasted Black Sesame
Whip it together w/ a fork and pour over your salad. Done.
Here's why I like it - lemon juice aids in the absorption of iron and calcium from greens; Bragg's and Dulse add a sea salty taste without being refined salt; Bragg's is of course an amazing source of Amino Acids (meat, schmeat!); sesame seeds (the wonder food!) add beauty, crunch, a gazillion minerals, fiber and an earthy sort of meaty flavor; Dulse Flakes are also mineral dense.
There you have it! Enjoy:-)
*BACK STORY: I was raised vegetarian but went meaty in my teens believing the hocus pocus about "needing animal protein" but then, after reading Skinny Bitch 6 years ago I switched to a 95% vegan diet because I didn't have any legitimate excuses for eating animals anymore. I struggle to this day completely avoiding cheese and ice cream, but I get better every month:-) And better, the less dairy eat the better my skin and overall health/well-being.
Brie, oh how I love thee, but thee lovest not me:-(