Vegetable Bliss


Are you dreading your next plate of steamed broccoli, salad or that pan of roasted vegetables that just is not cutting it for you anymore?  Let me take you on a culinary experience that will forever change your relationship with vegetables.

I cannot take any credit for what I am about to share but I can tell you that you will be incredibly happy that you took the time to read this blog. I have spent a great deal of time at Kripalu, a meditation and retreat center in the Berkshire Mountains. It was there that I first had a truly blissful experience with vegetables and I can attribute my experience to one small scoop of the Kripalu house salad dressing! I could not believe all of the flavors that I was experiencing and the way it enhanced both my salad and broccoli.

After dinner, I ran to the bookstore to buy the cookbook and discovered that not only was the salad dressing delicious but it was also full of so many vitamins and health benefits. This one little scoop of dressing is packed with protein and is a great sources of calcium, omega 6 fatty acids, vitamin e and antioxidants. Healthwise, it lowers cholesterol, boosts heart health, improves immune function, reduces inflammation, prevents wrinkles, lowers blood pressure and acts as a liver detox. Who knew!

So here it is, your passage to vegetable bliss - Enjoy!

Kripalu House Salad Dressing

Combine all ingredients and blend - Makes 2 cups

  • 1 cup sunflower oil

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

  • ¼ cup tamari

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  •  1/3 cup sesame tahini

  • 1/2  tablespoon dry mustard

  • ½ tablespoon chili powder

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • Pinch cayenne

  • ½ cup water

Written By: Marlene Dickinson
Director of Wellness
Holistic Wellness Coach
Food as Medicine Coach

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