Raw Poppyseed Vinaigrette

Apple SlicesSo this isn’t “thechiropracticfamily’s favorite” tonight because the chiropractor didn’t want dressing on his salad…so maybe it will be thechiropracticfamily’s favorite tomorrow 🙂

While on our raw diet, we’ve been doing various salads for dinner, but salad gets, well, boring unless you change it up a little! I put this dressing over spinach, apples, and pecans, and it was certainly a nice change of pace! Whisk together the following and enjoy!

1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbs apple cider vinegar (we use Bragg’s)
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
1/4 tsp poppyseeds
1/4 tsp raw honey
Salt & Pepper to taste

(Serves 1-2)

thechiropracticfamily’s Favorite Guacamole Recipe

So the chiropractor and I have decided that January is a month of raw foods for us! It is a great time to detox our bodies and start the new year off right! We did this same diet about 2 years ago (the chiropractor for an awesome 3 months…I, on the other hand, was not quite as successful and added some lean pastured meats and steamed veggies back in after a week or so). In our previous raw conquest, we picked up this great raw recipe book. Last go-round we had access to a dehydrator. This go-round, it is whole foods in the natural form…so I am going to have to be creative!

AvocadosThis is our favorite guacamole recipe (that I take to parties even when we aren’t eating a strictly raw diet!) adapted from that book:

2 ripe avocados, diced
3 teaspoons minced onion
juice from 1/2 a lime
1-2 cloves minced garlic
Sea Salt to taste
Dash cayenne pepper

Combine all ingredients in a bowl (I like to use two forks to help mash the avocados) and serve. Stores in refrigerator for a day or so.