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Monday, March 28, 2011

Learning a whole new way of eating and life!

Well, I haven't been on here in over a month now. And in that month a lot has been going on in my home. We have remodeled the kitchen, from tearing up the entire floor to rebuilding walls! And we have also made a lifestyle change in our eating. I wont say that we will be completely vegan, raw or even vegetarian but we ARE trying to find our happy place amongst those options.

So I hope you will continue to follow me as we embark on this journey. As I change and transform, I will be posting new recipes as I come across them and learn how to make them. This new form of "cooking" is going to be fun and an awesome new challenge!

Here is the first all RAW vegan recipe I have made. It is a staple around here, so I thought it imperative that it be one of the first things I learn to make. ;D And if I do say so myself, it is DELISH!

RAW Ranch Dressing/Dip

2 cups nuts raw cashews; soak (1-2 hrs is fine, then drain)
3/4 - 1 cup filtered water for blending
3 tablespoons lemon juice (translates into approx 1/2 lemon)
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons agave (or 3 dates)
2 cloves garlic (or as much as you are brave to add ;)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon dill
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon Himalayan Red Sea salt
1/2 teaspoon basil

And to add after it's done:
1/4 cup finely minced parsley
1/2 t dill, minced

In a Vitamix/standard blender, blend all ingredients till creamy and smooth except the last 2, then once blended, stir in the last 2 ingredients. It should have the consistency of a pourable dressing. Refrigerate after making. It should be good for up to 2 weeks.
If you are wanting to use it as a dip, then you will want it to be thicker, so you will use less water. But I have also discovered that is thickens after sitting in the fridge for a few days.



  1. This sounds really good, especially with the parsley and dill addition!