I wanted to pass along another discovery of “how to do it yourself” in the kitchen. One of my pet peeves is some of the “all natural” dressings available on the shelf at the grocery contain undetermined amounts of soybean oil. Soybean oil is a favorite cheap oil t(that really is not conducive to good health), of most of our commercial food providers out there.
Soy causes an estrogen producing action in our bodies that can, if over-done, cause cancer or accelerate cancer if you already have it. So, doctors will take patients off soy products when it is determined they have cancer. But the best thing is not to over-do on estrogen producing or essence type foods or chemicals. There are normal amounts of estrogen that occur naturally in all of us. Smaller amounts in men as their dominant hormone is testosterone, but present in both sexes. The conversation about estrogens in foods can go on and on. Suffice it to say there are plenty in commercially grown meats, fed to chickens and cows in their feed to make them grow very very fast and fatter! Also, estrogens in pesticides, gasoline vapors and much more. So, as if we didn’t have enough to avoid in this toxic world to keep from accelerating our chances of getting cancer, this one is a biggy.
Thus, I really like it when I can come up with something that helps to save us from estrogen overload. Here is one.
Balsamic vinegar dressing can be easily made by taking your old empty bottle of Balsamic dressing, rinse it out, and pour into it 1/3 each of balsamic vinegar, 1/3 water, 1/3 grapeseed oil. I say grapeseed oil because of its many medicinal qualities as well as fat burning capability. Grapeseed oil is at the top of my list for fat burning assistance. So, put these 3 ingredients in the bottle, add about 1/2 teaspoon of powdered or granulated garlic, 1/2 to 3/4 tsp of sea salt, 1/4 tsp or so of cayenne pepper, and about 1 tsp of onion powder.
The cayenne pepper is also a fat burning agent. I don’t have to tell you how good garlic is for you. Balsamic vinegar I am sure has some good qualities to it, but I have not studied it so I cannot say what they are. But, this mixture makes a tasty combination and shakes up well and stays together while you are pouring it on your veges or meats.
Of course, you can change this up to suit your tastes, but the magic is in the fact that using the grapeseed oil, you get a super quality dressing that is helping you stay with your diet and you don’t get any soybean oil!! Like magic it shakes together nicely and surprises you how well it stays mixed even after you set it down.
You see on the commercial bottles of basalmic vinegar dressing, they will not tell you how much of anything there is. It could well be that there is only a trace of a good oil in there and the majority is soy. This provides the seller a better profit margin, but provides you with a bigger waisteline margin! as well as the known dangers of overdoing it with any estrogen causing food.
So, there you have it! an inexpensive, healthy way to make a great dressing that helps you in so many ways. Feel good next time you “don’t” go shopping to buy another bottle for $3.50 to $4.00 each of a commercial grade dressing that is way below par for you and your health! How easy is that? I keep the old bottle from the store because it is labeled already “Basalmic Vinegar Dressing”. Usually those bottles are glass.
Working on a good vegan mayo next. That is a super fat burner like you cannot believe! If you are a mind to, purchase the Vegenaise Mayo at Whole Foods or Central Market, HEB. Its pricey. Around $6.00 to $8.00 per quart! That is why I say “if you are a mind to”. I know someone that has lost about 80 pounds using this on his sandwiches and sides as an addition to the low carb diet. Remember low carb diet is a non-gluten diet, no sugar but just now and then and picky about what type. So, my goal is to duplicate that Mayo best I can and see if it still works. It is eggless. He says doesn’t matter which variety of Vegenaise he tries, it works. If you are older than 30, there may be other factors you have to deal with regarding weight loss, but if your main issue is carbs and gluten – this is for you!
God Bless All My Readers and here is hoping you have a blessed day!