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Ingredient: salt and pepper, to taste

Creamy Carrot Masala Soup with Crunchy Chickpeas

Creamy Carrot Masala Soup with Crunchy Chickpeas

If you’ve been here long enough, you know I’m into Indian flavors. This soup has it all: ginger and garlic and garam masala and coconut milk and heaven. The crunchy chickpeas add the perfect texture and bulk the meal up a bit. Live like it’s […]

Dad’s World Famous Breakfast Skillet

Dad’s World Famous Breakfast Skillet

Growing up, my dad had a number of “world famous” dishes: his “world famous” ham bone soup, “world famous” sandwich, and, getting to my point, “world famous” skillet. He’s a dang good cook and can whip something up out of just a random group of […]

Simple, Creamy Tahini Dressing

Simple, Creamy Tahini Dressing

One of the things I missed for the longest time after giving up processed foods was a good salad dressing, especially a creamy salad dressing (talkin’ to you, ranch dressing). I tried a couple of times mixing up olive oil and lemon juice and salt and pepper like so many healthy people use as a replacement, but let’s be real: YUCK.

Then I discovered tahini, which is ground sesame seed paste. It’s delicious and PACKED with calcium, which is a critical postpartum nutrient, especially for nursing mothers. Did you know you lose up to 3-5% of your bone density in the first stages of nursing? So prepping this dressing weekly and using it as a salad dressing, sauce on a goodness bowl, vegetable dip, etc. is a great addition to postpartum nutrition, along with dark leafy greens, salmon, almonds, and tofu which are also rich in calcium.

I usually can’t find tahini at bigger grocery stores, so I usually order mine from somewhere like Brandless or Amazon and it usually lasts a couple of months. Look for brands that are organic and that have only one or two ingredients (sesame seeds and sometimes salt).

Okay, I’ll shut up now and give you the easiest, creamiest, nutritious salad dressing recipe EVER.

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Simple, Creamy Tahini Dressing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine first four ingredients in a bowl
  2. Add water 1-2 tbsp at a time and stir vigorously. Dressing will thicken for a moment and then start to get creamy again as you keep stirring. Keep adding water until desired texture and thickness is reached. For salads, you might want it a bit thinner than if you were using it for a grain bowl or something.
  3. Use as a vegetable dip, a salad dressing, sauce for a bowl, or a topping for something like falafel or gyros.
(Actually Delicious) Quinoa Mango Black Bean Salad

(Actually Delicious) Quinoa Mango Black Bean Salad

While in Utah for Christmas, my husband’s cousin brought a bright and fresh quinoa salad to the family Christmas party. That spot of freshness in the midst of the heavy Christmas food was SO refreshing to me. It was like a bright spot in the […]