Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Avocado Salad Dressing and the Maker's Diet

Today I'm sharing my recipe for Avocado Salad Dressing with you, and I'll tell you a little bit about the book, The Maker's Diet Revolution by Jordan Rubin.

I started doing the first part of this diet last Monday, and I told you I would tell you about it.  It has not been hard to do.  The first 10 days is a cleanse, during which you eat: fruit, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.  I have not had any meat, coffee, sweeteners, dairy, or salt in over a week, and I must tell you it has not be difficult.  I would be lying if I told you I wasn't looking forward to Wednesday, when I get salmon for dinner, or Thursday when I get to start eating a more normal diet.  I certainly am.  I have been reading the cookbook that goes with the diet, planning my meals.  It is a more natural diet, but it really will fit in with my everyday life.  You are supposed to do a weekly cleanse day, and then redo the 10 day cleanse every 3 months, to detox your body.  Sounds good to me.  You are also supposed to spend some time reading the Bible everyday, which is not an issue for me either.  I do that anyway.  It has also been easier for me to do this last week, because I have still had so much to do in the house, and not having to prepare a meal has been a big help.  Also, my sweet husband is not here right now, so he's not waiting for dinner every night.

I must say, this has really been easy, and I would recommend it if you are looking for some healthy changes in your eating habits.  I have lost 11 pounds in the last 8 days.  For me that is pretty amazing.  I feel great, have had not caffeine withdrawal headaches, and have not any cravings or adverse effects.  

The one thing that was a little difficult for me is not having oil or vinegar for salad dressing.  I don't love plain salad with lemon, so they recommended making a dressing with avocado.  There wasn't a recipe, just some suggestions, so this is the recipe I came up with for my Avocado Salad Dressing.

Avocado Salad Dressing


1 avocado
1/3 piece of a roma tomato
1 slice red onion about 1/4 inch thick quartered
1 clove garlic
juice from 1/2 lemon
1/4 tsp Braggs Liquid Aminos (I'm not sure if it's allowed, but I needed something salty)
2 to 3 drops hot sauce
2 TB chives or green onions 
1 tsp heaping my Mexican Rub
pepper to taste
1/4 cup water


Put all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

This makes enough for 1 salad for 1 person.

I have a Ninja blender and it works really well making this into a smooth salad dressing.

I hope that you like this salad dressing.  If you are just making it as a dressing you can use salt and a little olive oil, but for The Maker's Diets this is a pretty good alternative to a regular salad dressing.

This is what my midday meal looks like.  I normally eat the salad about 3:30 or 4:00 PM.  Then for dinner at about 6:30 or 7:00 PM I have some fruit, dried plums, and some almonds and pumpkin seeds.

I will also be sharing how to soak seeds and nuts at some point this week.  It's not hard!  Really!!!

I always love hearing from you.

Have a great week.

Someone sent me an email asking for a link to the cookbook also.  Here it is:

The Maker's Diet Meals

Monday, January 19, 2015

Dear God Note 11

God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with different kinds of miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?
Hebrews 2:4

Sorry that this is up a little late today.  Today we have Dear God Note 11.  I just wanted to thank God this week for all of the Miracles that he perform in our lives each and every day.

His miracles are written about in The Bible, and to name a few:

God created the sky, the stars, the water, the sun, the earth, the moon, animals, and people.

He parted the Red Sea.

He gave us Jesus. who died on a cross, and rose 3 days later, to forgive our sins, to give us everlasting life as he sits to the right of our Father in heaven.

These are all miracles. 

Today, as I am looking out my window, I am watching the wind blow gently through the palm trees, the sun reflecting on the water, seeing the tangerines growing on the tree, and I am blown away at the miracle of everyday life.  

I also see miracles in my life.  I know that when I pray, God answers, sometimes immediately, and sometimes it takes a little time, but he always answers.  Sometimes in big ways that hit me in my face, and sometimes I hear his still small voice, and know that he answering me.

My prayer for all of you this week, is that you let God into your lives.  Not just let him in, but ask him in, invite him into your midst, so that he can work in your lives.

Have a blessed week.