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    Quick, Single-Serve Salad Dressing Recipe- Foodie Gardener

    December 12th, 2021
    Quick, Single-Serve Salad Dressing Recipe on Youtube

    MAKE a SINGLE SERVING of FRESH, Homemade Salad Dressing in less than 30-seconds!!!

    If you don’t make salad often or are cooking for one or two people, single serve salad dressing recipes are the way to go!

    Keep it fresh and simple. Here’s the salad dressing recipe I used to top delcious greens that I grew in my Foodie Gardener Community Garden! This salad dressing is both diabetic and keto-friendly too!

    You will need olive oil, (or oil of choice), apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, a little water, and salt and pepper!

    Ingredients for a homemade salad dressing in single server portion
    Homemade salad dressing ingredients.

    I shared this post to my Instagram account, @ShirleyBovshow and invite you to follow me there as well as my Foodie Gardener Instagram account for daily posts!

    I prefer to make single serving salad dressing because larger batches may not be used frequently and will linger in the refrigerator!

    If I want to extend the usefulness of a larger quantity of homemade salad dressing, I would need to add an emulsifier like guar gum or xanthan gum.

    Guar gum and xanthan gum certainly are diabetic-friendly, but I prefer to use these emulsifiers when making a creamy dressing or for baking.

    A one-time serving of fresh salad dressing does not need an emulsifier because you consume it right after mixing it.

    Store-bought salad dressings has preservatives and ingredients to help emulsify or keep the ingredients well mixed. Some of these emulsifiers create a thick texture for an oil based dressing that should otherwise be lightweight and gently coat the salad greens.

    In addition to texture changes to the salad dressing, I don’t need extra ingredients that can potentially raise my blood sugar level. Whipping up a small serving of homemade salad dressing is so easy to do.

    Ingredients (Single Serve)

    • 1 teaspoon of olive oil (or oil of choice)
    • 1 teaspoon of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar (or vinegar of choice)
    • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
    • 1 teaspoon of water
    • a tiny drop (not a dropperful) of liquid Stevia – My favorite non-sugar sweetener is SteviaClear
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Any dried or fresh herbs that you desire
    Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together to combine. 
    I use a battery operated whisk (a milk frother) to combine my oil and water! Top your salad with your homemade single-serving oil and vinegar dressing!

    Check out my recipe video below in the Instagram post for a delicious, basic, no-carb oil and vinegar dressing that you can make in less than 30 seconds!!

    What do you think?

    Would you like me to share more diabetic or low carb friendly recipes??

    I’m all over it!

    Shirley the Foodie Gardener®

    Disclosure: Some of the links above are Amazon affiliate links. This means that,at zero cost to you, I will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.

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    January 12th, 2020
    Shirley Bovshow teaches Cameron Mathison of the Home & Family Show how to sprout seeds and grow organic microgreens indoors.

    Learn how to sprout seeds in four days and grow organic microgreens indoors! Watch Foodie Gardener, Shirley Bovshow as she explains the easy steps on this video from the Home & Family Show on the Hallmark channel.

    Learn more with step by step instruction on how to grow wheat grass in 10 -14 days and sprout Mung bean sprouts in 5 days!

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    Grow Cabbage, It’s Easy

    January 4th, 2019

    Grow cabbage in your home garden. Foodie Gardener, Shirley Bovshow explains how easy it is to grow this delicious cool season vegetable!

    Watch Shirley’s video on how to grow cabbage!

    Learn how to grow cabbage step by step, it’s easy and an ideal vegetable for the beginner or passionate foodie gardener!

    Growing cabbage in winter or spring, during the cool season, is prime time for this cole crop where cold temperatures impart a sweeter flavor to cabbages including Napa cabbage, green cabbage, Savoy cabbage, red cabbage, and bok choy!

    Homegrown green and red, purple cabbage.

    Shirley answers your vegetable gardening questions about growing cabbage in her video:

    *How big does cabbage grow?

    *How much water does cabbage need?

    *What kind of fertilizer does cabbage plant need?

    *How far apart do you space cabbage plants?

    * How do you protect cabbage from frost?

    *What is the ideal temperature for growing cabbage?

    *When is cabbage harvest time?

    There is nothing more delicious than homegrown cabbage!

    Watch Shirley’s video and start growing today!

    Join Shirley’s community of Foodie Gardeners on Facebook!

    Feel free to ask questions there.

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