As of late I have really been trying to find homemade alternatives to store bought boxed/packaged foods. This can sometimes be overwhelming. So this week, I experimented with two recipes to get us closer to being a whole/real foods family.
The first thing I did was make a loaf of %100 whole wheat bread and it turned out wonderfully! I plan to post the recipe with photos later on this next week. My plan is to make enough bread in one day to last us a month (maybe around 4 loaves).
The second thing I did was to try a recipe for homemade italian salad dressing.I LOVE italian salad dressing. For me, it is the perfect dressing to always keep around the house- it goes well with any salad, accompanying any meal. I especially like it on a bowl of cucumbers! Yummmyyy!! ANYWAY... the recipe turned out great! Now, if you try this recipe, please don't taste it with the expectation of it tasting like store bought, or like the WishBone dressing spice packets that you add water/oil/vinegar to. All of those dressings have a ton of sodium- its ridiculous! This italian dressing is light in flavor... it gives you just enough spice to still be able to taste the flavours of the salad. I got the recipe from my new favorite blog: http://www.passionatehomemaking.com/
Italian Salad Dressing
1 Cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp italian seasoning
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp grated parmesan
Pour all ingredients in a mason jar or dressing canister if you have one. Shake well, and splash on salad. Enjoy!
* if you put in the grated parm, then keep the dressing in the fridge. We didn't put the parm in, so I just keep the dressing in our pantry.