Friday, December 14, 2012

Balsamic Oil Vinaigrette Dressing

By Nela McHugh ~ Simply for Life Cooking Expert

Use this dressing with green salads
½ cup of extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1 small garlic clove, minced
1 tsp mustard
2 tsp maple syrup
Mix all ingredients in a container such as a mason jar and shake. 
Creamy vinaigrette
Use this dressing with potato, coleslaw or pasta salads.
Same as above, just add about ½ to ¾ cup of plain yogurt. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. It may need a bit more sweet (maple syrup) or a pinch of salt and pepper. 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tim's Kale Smoothie

Based on a recipe from Keith and Nela at Simply for Life

1 to 2 fresh organic kale stalks
2 cups of Cochran's fresh apple cider
1 cup of frozen NB blueberries
2/3 cup of  Liberte Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
4 tablespoons of Hemp chocolate protein 

In a blender add the kale (pull off the soft kale leaf - discard the coarse stem) and shred a bit by hand and add cider.  Blend for 30 seconds.Add the blueberries-blend for 20 seconds.Add the yogurt and blend for 10 seconds.Add the hemp protein and blend for 10 seconds.