Tahini Dressing to Dress Up Any Meal

Tahini Dressing to Dress Up Any Meal

I’m obsessed with this Tahini Dressing. It’s creamy, lemony, and has a little kick of black pepper to it. I like to drizzle it over my salads, chicken, brown rice, Screenshot 2014-12-12 10.58.57quinoa, and roasted vegetables. If you make a small batch you can have it handy for the week to make any meal go from bland to bomb in a snap.

What is tahini you ask? It’s ground up sesame seeds. You can buy it all ground up nice for you in any health food store, and it has a consistency of peanut butter.

What’s so great about it? Well for starters it’s full of complete protein– 7g in just 2 tablespoons! It has lots of wonderful vitamins and minerals. Did you know sesame seeds can actually help strengthen your hair, skin, and nails? Sesame seeds not only have a high level of calcium, but also zinc, magnesium, manganese, and copper, necessary for the balance and absorption of this calcium. It also has some good healthy fat, which is essential to keep the body lubricated and also to keep you full during a meal. Read on about this here: 3 Key Ingredients You Need in a Complete Meal

While I’m not a big fan of tahini on its own (some people do love it), in combination with other things it can be heavenly. For instance, try tahini with dates. Wow, just wow. Or…. try this dressing and your life just might change with it! Yes, it’s that good. AND it’s part of my upcoming New Years Cleanse, to lose 7lbs in 7 days and drop the winter blahs! Stay posted on the release date and exclusive deals by making sure you’re on our VIP list.

TAHINI DRESSING

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 3/4 to 1 cup of water
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1/4 tablespoon black pepper

Add your dressing ingredients to a jar with a lid. Shake vigorously, and allow the flavors to marinate while you prepare your salad, rice, chicken, veggies, or anything else you’d like to drizzle this over!

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Sweet Potato Cauliflower Soup

Yum, yummm… just finished a big bowl of sweet potato cauliflower soup, a recipe from my New Years 7-Day Cleanse & Reboot (coming soon!)! I sprinkled some hemp seeds on top for a little nuttiness and texture. For those of you not familiar with hemp seeds, they are delicious and GREAT to add to soups, salads, veggie sides, smoothies, and yogurt.

Like flax, hemp is a high protein seed, with a balanced ratio of omega 3 to 6 fats, fiber, and vitamin E! Unlike some other protein sources, hemp protein is very easily digested, which means for you, that you won’t feel bloated after eating it, but rather strong and energized!
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Bon appétit!

SWEET POTATO CAULIFLOWER SOUP

  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 3 medium to large sized peeled sweet potatoes, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1 vidalia onion, diced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp. salt 

 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F. 
  2. Wash and cut cauliflower.
  3. Place cauliflower onto parchment covered baking sheet and lightly drizzle with olive oil. Roast about 20-30 minutes. 
  4. In large stockpot, bring sweet potato, onion, garlic, salt and broth to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until sweet potatoes are tender. 
  5. Add in half the cooked cauliflower and blend.
  6. Combine the rest and enjoy!