first recipe from our 12 Steps classes this week

Thanks everyone who came to the Orem, Riverdale, and Sandy Good Earth 12 Steps classes this past week. It was a first time trying to cater classes for 80-100, and the Orem class was rough around the edges….so sorry if you were inadvertent guinea pigs in that class.   I think we got the bumps worked out for the next two!

I will be posting the recipes we demo’d and served here in the next week, as well as sending the handout to the Orem class that they didn’t get.

The salad dressing I demo’d was Maple Syrup Dressing from Ch. 3. My homemade dressings have nutritious oils and natural sweeteners rather than processed ones, unrefined salt, no chemicals, and herbs and spices. Because we don’t dilute the dressings with water or vegetable oil, as commercial dressings do, a little goes a long way and you can enjoy your salad with just a tablespoon of dressing.

Recipe is below–one of my family’s favorites and very easy to make. Again, my dressing recipes last only as long as their perishable ingredients. In this case, that’s fresh onion. So if you want it to last a month in the fridge, substitute 1 tsp. onion powder for the fresh onion.

I like to make a triple batch and then freeze some for later.

Maple Syrup Dressing (from Ch. 3 of 12 Steps to Whole Foods)

3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

3/4 cup red wine vinegar

6 Tbsp. maple syrup

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1/4 cup brown mustard

1/4 yellow or white onion

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Blend in high-powered blender until smooth.