Greetings everyone! I’m writing from New Jersey, where my kids and I are visiting with my parents for Spring Break. I didn’t quite know whether or not I would be up for blogging while I was here, and what I have found is that I need a mental vacation! I know some people like to go to rentalcloud.com to get their vacation spot ready, but for me being with my family is rejuvinating. So I’m using this time to catch up on my sleep and some well needed down time.
But before I sign off for the rest of the week, here are two more recipes for those awesome Chia Seed salad dressings. Enjoy!
least 1 minute. Refrigerate to firm up.
1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
½ cup water or broth
½ cup high quality balsamic vinegar
up to 6 cloves of garlic, minced (more or less to taste)
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
¼ tsp crushed red pepper
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp sea salt
optional: 1/2 ripe avocado, capers or olives
Combine water and chia seeds in your blender. Pulse a few times. (Or you can put it in a plastic container with a lid and shake it.) Allow to sit for 15-30 minutes until gel forms. Pulse a couple of times every 5-10 minutes. (If you prefer to make the chia gel in bulk it will last up to a week in the refrigerator.)
Add remaining ingredients through sea salt to your blender. Pulse until thoroughly combined. Add optional ingredients and blend again.
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