Secret sauce recipe

“Mom, you just managed the impossible. .. you managed to make kale taste good!” 
~My son at dinner

So, I am hardly a chef but I do manage to make healthy meals that my kids eat. I serve fruit and/or veggies at every meal. They love my “secret sauce” and will pretty much eat anything I dress with it.

The secret is the simplest homemade dressing.

1 part olive oil
1 part balsamic vinegar
1 part apple cider vinegar
(To taste)
Garlic (fresh is best, minced from a jar will work too)
Onion powder
Oregano powder
Basil (dry)

I just mix all of this up in a pickle jar and keep it in the fridge.
The salad was the cruciferous crunch from a Trader Joe’s (kale, brussel sprouts, broccoli,  green and red cabbage) Spring mix lettuces,  apple, red onion, dried cranberries and avocado. The salad changes depending on the season, of course. The only thing to remember is that the fresher the ingredients,  the better.

Finally, I tell my kids that THE MOST important thing about cooking is to do it with love. From planning, to shopping, to plating it up and praying… everything infused with love,  tastes better.

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