Tag Archives: apple cider vinegar

Carrot Ginger Dressing

29 Jun

Carrot ginger salad

My children introduced me to Japanese food years ago.

I always order a salad before the Sushi.

My choice is either a ginger or seaweed salad.

Every recipe I tried didn’t do it, so I combined a ton of them.

I finally figured out how to make a dressing I love.

2 or 3  carrots or one large jar of baby food carrots

2 cloves of garlic

One small onion

Two inches of peeled ginger

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

3/4 cup canola oil

1/4 cup sesame oil

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup soy sauce

One tablespoon honey maybe a little more to taste

Put the carrots, ginger, garlic and onion in the food processor and pulse till smooth. Make sure it is like paste.

Add the oils, vinegar, soy sauce, honey and pepper.

Pulse till everything is mixed well.

It is a pretty orange color.

Drizzle over iceberg lettuce, scallions, small cucumbers and red peppers.

Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

This also tastes great on lettuce wraps, chicken and boiled rice.


Strawberry Salad Dressing

19 May

Strawberry Salad Dressing

This is the year for strawberries.

I have been taking full advantage of them and putting them in everything.

I think I am starting to turn pink. Only kidding.

Now they are standing alone in a delicious dressing.

This can also be used as a dipping sauce for chicken or vegetables.

Two cups of sliced strawberries

1/2 sugar

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 cup canola oil

2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

4 teaspoons honey

2 teaspoons lemon juice

Mix strawberries with sugar and let sit for ten minutes.

Put everything into a food processor and process till smooth.

This is a pretty color dressing.

I made one salad and loved it but then I started to add things and liked it even more.

Add goat cheese, avocado, cubed mango, fresh sliced strawberries and chives.


Pickled Vegetables

1 Apr

Pickled Vegetables

Take out your mandolin slicer and start slicing everything very thin.

I just wanted something different and this was perfect on my pulled pork sandwich.

4 cups thin sliced radishes

4 cups thin sliced carrots

2 thin sliced jalapenos. Take out the seeds.

Two large thin sliced red onions

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

One cup white vinegar

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1/2 cup red wine vinegar

3/4 cup white sugar

Mix all the vegetables with the salt and cilantro together.

Set aside

Mix all the vinegar and sugar in a pot and bring to a boil to dissolve the sugar.

Let this cool  then pour over the vegetables and mix well.

Put everything in an air tight container.

You can add any other kind of vegetables but this is pretty good as is.



Beet and Onion salad

11 Dec

Beets and Onion Salad

2 cans of shoestring cut beets

One medium sliced onion

3/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1/4 teaspoon salt

Drain the beets and put them in a bowl

Slice the onions

Add to the beets

Add the salt and vinegar and let them sit for a couple or hours or more in a covered container.

This is a clean, light tasting vegetable.

Serve with a sandwich instead of cole slaw or with fish or meat.

Fresh beets taste so much better but this is still good.

Fire Cider Salad Dressing

22 Oct

Fire Cider Salad Dressing

I had a terrible cold and my friend Tammy said to try fire cider.

I didn’t know what it was so I looked it up on the computer.

It is a combination of spices and cider vinegar.

You are supposed to sip it or rub it on your body to get rid of a cold, aches and pains or whatever else ails you.

I made up a batch, liked it and so this is the beginning of  a salad dressing.

I tested it out on my family and they loved it.

Now it is a keeper.

3/4 cup of apple cider vinegar

One cup of olive oil

3 cloves of garlic

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger

2 tablespoons grated fresh horseradish

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

One tablespoon brown sugar

One teaspoon honey

Mix the salt and garlic in the magic bullet till it is pureed.

Put everything else in the jar and blend till it is smooth.

Serve with a green salad of arugula, romaine lettuce, cucumbers, red peppers and vidalla onions. Also makes a great dressing for cole slaw.

Just a different dressing that  can cure whatever.

Maybe I should call it the old wives tale dressing.


Josh’s Magnificent Marinade

22 Sep

Josh's marinade

My son decided to make me dinner and took over the kitchen.

That is not so easy in my house.

2 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon dry mustard

1/2 tablespoon Adoba seasoning

1 tablespoon black pepper

3 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Mix everything together

Pour all over the meat and rub it in.

Let the meat marinate for at least one hour.

This combination brings out the flavor of the meat and doesn’t over take its flavor.

Josh put it on a thick cut pork chop and then grilled it.

Best pork chop I ever had.

I have also tried it on chicken and shrimp.