As some of you know, I mentioned that it was time for The Plant Provocateur to get into a healthier frame of mind. Well, in order to take those steps I decided to do a dietary cleanse. Now, the results are in. I lost 15 lbs in 14 days. Awesome! I must admit that doing a cleanse takes a bit of discipline, which I don't always have when it comes to food. I love to eat! But lucky for me, my cleanse included some amazingly delicious recipes to tingle the old taste buds. One of my favorite recipes is the Lime-Scented Flax Dressing found in the book, Fat Flush Plan by Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S.. This dressing has become a staple in my cooking. It pairs great with the greens I've been growing and harvesting for my insatiable appetite of fresh greens. It also tastes amazing drizzled on freshly steamed vegetables. I mentioned this dressing in a previous post and many of you have asked for it so here ya go...
Lime-Scented Flax Dressing
4 tablespoons flaxseed oil
4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
*Put all ingredients in a small covered jar, and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Drizzle on leafy greens or vegetables and toss.
The flavor is beyond! It's fresh, citrusy, exciting, with a zing of cayenne pepper heat that kicks the deliciousness into high gear. The other thing that's cool about making this dressing is that you can practically grow all of the ingredients yourself. The lime I used came from my Bearss' Lime tree, the cayenne pepper grown and ground from my Baker Creek Seeds Cayenne Long Thin Pepper, and garlic grown, harvested, and dried from my Territorial Seed Organic Garlic Cloves. The flaxseed oil was store bought but you can grow flaxseed, Linum usitatissimum, and if you're really industrious learn how to produce your own oil.