Today my lovely sister Anne-Marie decided to join me on an "All-Raw" day (yay, Annie!), so we planned our menu, making it lots of fun. We decided on a simple salad for lunch and for supper, Shannomarie's (www.rawdorable.blogspot.com) Cream of Brocolli soup as well as a spicy, walnut Taco meat served on Romaine lettuce, with chopped tomatoes, and a lovely red sauce/dressing (one of my favourites) leftover from lunch. I'm sold on the idea of Taco meat rolled on leaves with sauce and the "fixing". I'm excited to have the leftovers tomorrow for lunch.
Here's the secret sauce/dressing that is so deluctable. I use it as a Catalina/Russian/Ketchup dressing, lol, because in my opinon it works just like all those dressings do...except, it's raw and healthy. Hurrah!
CATALINA DRESSING (also a good BQ sauce and ketchup)
about 1/2 c. sundried tomatoes (these were packed in oil)
about 3-4 T. apple cider vinager
about 1/2 c. olive oil
a small slice of onion
about 1 tsp. paprika
about 1 tsp. of sea salt or herb salt
about 2-3 dates (medium)
1-2 T. raw honey
1/2. of medium red pepper
Note: You may need to add a little water or more oil depending if you're making a sauce or dressing. The oil tends to seperate a bit, so give it a shake or stir before serving.
Blend up. Adjust to taste the way you like it. As you can see, these are just approximates of mine (I don't measure as much as I used to). Some people like it more vinagery, some sweeter, some spicier, so dabble as much as you like, but the above recipe is how I like it...sweet and vinagery.
Sorry I don't have pictures of the meal or the dressing. My sister Elizabeth has the camera again, bless her! Lol, oh well, such is life.