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One of my favorite salad dressings: Caesar!

If you love caesar salad dressing, but don't want the raw eggs or the fish, give this a try!

2/3 cup lemon juice
2/3 cup olive oil (I typically use less - start with 1/3 cup and increase to taste)
3 large garlic cloves
1 tsp. himalayan salt
3 Tbs. dulse seaweed flakes

I use the Vitamix, but you can do it by hand - just finely mince the garlic and combine with the rest of the ingredients in a jar. Or put all the ingredients in a Vitamix or blender and mix until desired consistency.

Wait until right before you are ready to serve this, and toss with romaine lettuce, completely coating all the leaves.

A little bit about dulse -- dulse is one of the most nutritious seaweeds and has a pleasant taste. Seaweeds such as kelp and dulse contain all 65 trace elements and minerals yet discovered. Seaweeds supply vitamins and are a great source of organic iodine. Using seaweeds insures you will get all your trace elements and minerals in a balanced form.


It's summer! Enjoy watermelons!

This time of year, I buy small watermelons and juice them. The white part of a watermelon is one of the highest organic sodium foods in nature. The outside peel is an excellent source of chlorophyll (which carries oxygen into the cells and is an excellent cleanser). Juice the rind along with the red flesh and enjoy! Or cut it up and eat it whole!

I finished my certification at Living Foods Institute last month. One of the things we learned from Brenda Cobb, who founded LFI, is how amazing watermelon is for the human body.

Watermelon is so abundant in summer, it would be a shame not to take advantage of its healing properties! Watermelon is a cooling food in hot weather. It quenches thirst and relieves mental depression. Explains why kids are so happy in the summer! Watermelon contains about 92% water. It is an excellent cleanser and detoxifier for the entire body, and has the power to dissolve inorganic minerals in the body - better than all the fruits and veggies!

Surprisingly, watermelon only has half the sugar of an apple, but tastes much sweeter, because the fruit sugar is the main taste producing element. Watermelon is one of nature's safest and most dependable diuretics, and has a remarkable ability to quickly and completely wash out the bladder.

So, there you have it. Enjoy organic watermelons this summer. To your good health!