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This blog is mostly about raw vegetarian/vegan recipes, many of which incorporate avocados. Since I became a raw/live food vegan several years ago, avocados became an important part of my diet. I'd even say that they are my favorite food, and as it turns out, they are also considered one of the world's healthiest foods. While my primary purpose here is to showcase avocados and how awesome they are, I will also share some recipes that are just plain good raw/live food as well as vegan food.

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Put This In Your Vitamix And Blend It: Green Goddess Dressing

I love my Vita-Mix.
Nobody pays me to say that.
The Vita-Mix blender has really revolutionized how I spend time in my kitchen.  I use it daily, sometimes more than once a day.  So, I'm starting a series of posts called: 


I'm calling this recipe "Green Goddess Dressing".

"Put this in your Vitamix and blend it" Ingredients:

  • 1 carrot
  • 1 handful fresh parsley
  • 1/2 lemon - juiced
  • 1/3 cup of raw sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 TB miso paste (which you can get at an Asian market or Whole Foods/Earth Fare)
  • 1 clove garlic - peeled
  • 1 TB extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup filtered water

Enjoy with your favorite salad or as a dipping sauce for veggies.

Here's the salad recipe I used:

  • 1 head red bibb lettuce
  • several handfuls of arugula 
  • chopped cucumber
  • sliced mushrooms
  • sliced tomatoes

In general, I limit my salads to 5 ingredients so that they can really shine.

Why is it healthier to make your own salad dressing?
Not only does it taste better, because it's fresh, it does not contain all the "unhealthy" oils and additives that come in the stuff from a store.  Most brands, even the "good" ones, contain canola oil or soybean oil.

This salad dressing can  be made "gluten-free" if you check the label on your miso paste to be sure it is free of gluten.

Whenever possible, eat organic and eat local!!!

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