{Nourish} Stop Buying Salad Dressings and Make Your Own, Here’s Why

Why You Should Make Your Own Salad Dressings Plus DIY RecipesEvery week I refill a mason jar with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, herbs and spices, and then give it a shake. It takes no time at all and the taste, it’s magic. Even better, my salad dressing making routine has saved me from the frequent temper tantrums I used to have in front of the salad dressing aisle at the grocery store. Why? The vast majority of the dressings available at the store are crap and this includes the refrigerated varieties and the innocent-sounding, organic vinaigrette. CRAP. Continue reading “{Nourish} Stop Buying Salad Dressings and Make Your Own, Here’s Why”

{Nourish} Sorghum with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Sorghum Lemon Tahini Dressing Salad @KatieCavutoRD

Sorghum may be a new-to-you ingredient so I used familiar flavors to create this bright and seasonal grain salad. A whole grain that is naturally gluten-free, sorghum is nutty, hearty and delicious. Tossed with a simple dressing and flavorful spring greens, this make-ahead Sorghum Salad with Lemon and Tahini would be the perfect accompaniment to most any meal like your Mother’s Day brunch this weekend!  Continue reading “{Nourish} Sorghum with Lemon Tahini Dressing”

{Nourish} Spiced Citrus and Cranberry Sauce

Spiced Citrus and Cranberry Relish | Anti-inflammatory, antioxidents, spices, citrus, fruitsFresh cranberries may be out of season but that doesn’t stop me from eating this immune boosting fruit. I simply reach into my freezer and grab a bag of frozen cranberries to cook up this Spiced Citrus and Cranberry Relish. Gluten-Free, Dairy Free and Vegan, this relish is a really versatile, healthy recipe which is why I choose to spotlight it outside of the holiday season. Cranberries are worthy of a place on our plate all year long. So much so that I am using this relish with roasted sweet potatoes to create a savory oatmeal that will post later this week. Continue reading “{Nourish} Spiced Citrus and Cranberry Sauce”

{Thrive} Is Your Olive Oil a Fake?

untitled-designYou picked up some olive oil because you heard it was a healthy cooking oil, right? Right! But the thing is, they are not all created equal so you’re left standing in front of a sea of oils, vexed, doing you’re best to make the right decision. Ah, the grocery store. Could it be more confusing? I mean seriously. Lucky for you, I spend a ton of time in the grocery store so I am going to break it down for you. Olive Oil is nourishing and when you know what to look for, you’ll feel confident that you picked a healthy option. Continue reading “{Thrive} Is Your Olive Oil a Fake?”

{Nourish} Everyday Herb Oils

DIY Herb Oils Around this time of year, my herb garden begins to take on a life of its own. In other words, it’s out of control and then I feel out of control  because seriously, what am I supposed to do with all of those herbs!? I used to get totally freaked out at the thought of wasting them. It felt like such a loss. The same loss I feel when a bunch of purchased, fresh herbs begin to look weepy and abandoned in my fridge. Well, weep no more. This everyday herb oil may be my all-time favorite kitchen hack/cooking tip.
I honestly can’t remember what gave me the idea to make large batches of herb oil–maybe it was my go-to ritual of making and freezing pesto to use up my basil bounty. What ever it was, I am grateful because these herb oils have become the foundation of so many recipes. The possibilities are endless.

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