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Slurpicious salad dressing, Sharing recipes, Laying off of the sodium...

Dinner- A salad: 1 head of Romaine lettuce, 2 large tomatoes, 1 large cucumber, juice of one lime, 2 Tbs tahini, 1 Tbs home ground almond paste, 1/4 cup cashew nuts

The tahini would have been enough but it looked so creamy and inviting as I scraped the last of it from the jar that I wanted more.  So I added the almond paste that I had ground up a week or so ago.  Then as I was getting the almond paste out of the refrigerator, my eye caught sight of the few remaining cashew nuts in the bottom of a container so I included those.  "Stop this merry-go-round, I want to get off!"  It stopped and I got off- no more added fat!  The salad was delicious; the tomato juice, lime juice, and tahini created it's own savory slurpicious dressing.

Last night's Raw Health and Happiness Society meeting was fun.  Several people shared recipes; it's always interesting to find out what other people are preparing.  We heard about corn salad(mine), Green Smoothies, home made dressings, Fig and Peanut Salad with Arugula and Mint, and Marinara Sauce.  By the way, my Corn Salad is posted here on my Raw Dish! recipe journal.  Try it, it's a really good recipe for summer.

As I was looking for ingredients for tonight's dinner salad, I noticed some left over green olive paste in my refrigerator.  I was tempted to add it but I didn't want the sodium it contains.  I've had several days now with no added sodium and I feel great without it.  I have been very heat tolerant and also free of joint stiffness, something I usually notice when added sodium is in my food.

   

Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 06:38PM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | CommentsPost a Comment

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