Friday, March 11, 2011

Salad herbs: Joan's quick, easy and healthy recipe

These are the herbs we use to spice our salad dressings.
The blend is easy to prepare, in about one minute. It’s delicious, and nutritious. No salt, no highly refined sugar. You can use this for any dressing.
¼ cup dried parsley
2 tbs each oregano, basil, marjoram, fennel and dry mustard.
1.5 tbs each ground black pepper and Demerara sugar.

Mix thoroughly in pint jar. Makes one cup.

The crunchy, golden-colored Demerara sugar provides a distinctive flavour and texture. It is healthier than regular white or brown sugars, which are refined carbohydrates. Demerara sugar is a complex carbohydrate retaining nutrition that’s missing in refined carbohydrates.  Refined carbohydroates drain the body’s store of nutrients; affect the brain and nervous system; and spike insulin production. They can mess up our minds, resulting in confusion, irrational thinking, lethargy and moodiness. Insulin spikes tend to increase body fat and obesity; may cause inflammation, resulting in heart disease, cancer, and destruction of brain cells. That’s why we use Demerara sugar, honey, or Sucraolse sweeteners to help make sweet life even sweeter.

TAGS: Herbs. Spices. Salad dressings. Demerara sugar.

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