Top Tips for a Vibrant Life, Part 1

I’m getting ready to publish my first guest blog spot at a popular web site. 

Here’s a snippet: 

 Make your own food.  
Have fun in your kitchen.  
Take a cooking class if you need to. 
Invite friends to your home for family style meals.  
Eat a salad with a fresh homemade dressing.   

 The SECRET? 

Fresh, whole foods that grow near your home. Forget the boxed stuff. Use the cans for weight bearing exercise. Eat Fresh and Eat Local. 
Making your own salad dressings is a fun exploration into making your salads pop.  

First, pick a variety of colors and textures for your salad.

Add fresh seasonal berries, garden herbs like chopped mint or fresh oregano

Use chilled vegetables, greens, and dressing. 

MAKE YOUR OWN 

Seriously — bottles and bottles line our grocery shelves. Read the label and you will be amazed. Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Preservatives, sugar….all kinds of things that you can’t quite pronounce….. 

It takes minutes to mix up the best dressings ever, at home, in your own little kitchen. You don’t need a blender. you can put it in a shaker bottle, twirl with a fork, or use a hand blender.   Home made dressing lasts as long as you want it to. There’s nothing in it that will spoil. 

The essence of a good homemade dressing: 

2 parts Oil
1 part Vinegar 
Salt and Pepper
Garlic salt or a garlic clove
teaspoon of Coleman’s dry mustard

And the super secret addition that knocks it out of the park:

A little bit of sugar or other sweetener

My mother made the best salads! Everyone raved. Mom always chuckled and said it was nothing. But she’d only share part of her recipe. One day, years after she’d passed, I looked at her recipe.  I wonder.. how much sugar is just a little. Instead of a normal little pinch — I put in nearly a teaspoon.   

THAT WAS IT! 

I did it! 

You are going to love this magic. Your body is going to love you right back. I swear it. 

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