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Welcome to Day One of "Dressings Week" here on Pure Jeevan. After finding out that KDcat took it upon herself to film a segment of "Makin' It Monday, Guest Raw Chef Edition," I decided that we should probably spend an entire *week* focusing on salad dressings.

Let's face it; raw foodists really do eat a LOT of salads! I suspect that, especially early on in most people's raw journey, the dressing is critical. For example, while transitioning, I *always* needed a salad dressing -- even if it was just vinegar and oil. Over time, I scaled my dressing preference down to just a little fresh lemon juice. And nowadays, I rarely use any kind of dressing at all. But back then, a nice gourmet dressing was a real treat -- and hey, I still love nice salad dressings from time to time (again, usually as a special treat).

So, let's take a look at KDcat's culinary creation:

Orange Pepper Cilantro Dressing

  • 1.5 yellow peppers
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro
  • agave nectar (abt. 3 tsp.)
  • cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 lemon

Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until a thick dressing consistency is created. If desired, finish with a little Nama shoyu or some salt. Delicious!

[ Just wanted to note for any eagle-eyed viewers out there. The supplements you see in the background of KDcat's video are Fish Oil capsules. They're for our dog, Julia. :-) ]

This should be a fun week. I think I'll do videos each night, even though it'll be tough to choose just four more salad dressings to highlight. I suspect we'll have to make Salad Dressing Week an occasional feature, as the possibilities are limitless!? As always, we'd love to feature YOU on a Makin' It Monday Guest Raw Chef Edition. For details on that, click here.

Original Comments

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On November 16, 2009, Chris wrote:

Cool! Love the ears KDcat :) That looks good, I'll definitely give it a try!

On November 16, 2009, Lizard wrote:

just so you know, there are 3 tsp in 1 tbsp. =)

On November 16, 2009, Rubarb wrote:

Great video! I'm going to try this recipe. Sounds delicious! Thanks for the demo!

On November 16, 2009, Bethany wrote:

I love KDkat's cat ears!

On November 17, 2009, Ruthann wrote:

I wonder how much hair went into the dressing. Gross.

Also, I would let the processor run to make it smoother and add some olive oil for smoothing it all out.

On November 17, 2009, Jim Dee wrote:

She's part cat, for sure. :-)

On November 17, 2009, Jim Dee wrote:

Yeah, funny... We started wth 2 tsp., then upped it for taste. That's why we wrote 3 tsp. instead of 1 Tbsp.

On November 17, 2009, Jim Dee wrote:

Will pass that along to KDcat! :-)

On November 17, 2009, Jim Dee wrote:

She used to wear a tail, too.