Vegetable and seed oils are bad news for your health. In last week’s post, I outlined what’s wrong with these ubiquitous oils that have made their way into our everyday food products, like your favourite commercial dressings, condiments, and sauces. I challenged you to purge them from your fridges and pantries, and many of you wrote in to say what an eye-opening exercise that was.
Today I’ve got some good news. In as little as 10 minutes, you can make your own delicious versions of your favourite dressings, condiments, and marinades with squeaky clean ingredients. Here are some staples I keep stocked in my fridge.
- Balsamic vinaigrette
- Barbecue sauce
- Caesar salad dressing
- Baba ganoush
- “Shaner” dip
Bye bye high fructose corn syrup, modified corn starch, and soybean and/or canola oil (I take this “and/or” to mean they used whatever happened to be cheaper that day!).
Hello avocados, olive oil, and coconut oil.
Your immune and digestive systems, brain, and skinny jeans will thank you for making the switch!
Now I have a challenge for you. Set aside 1/2 hour this week to make two or three of these condiments and sauces. Be sure to let me know what you used them on, and how they tasted compared to the store bought versions.
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