I’m feeling better after a bumpy week. Thanks for the sweet well wishes on my dad, he is doing better and we’ll be making a trip to visit him later this week. So I may not get an opportunity to post again until the weekend. Smokey is not interested in drama, she is more interested snoozing around the house and waking me up before my alarm for breakfast time.
Poor Miko went to the vet again today for a cracked dew claw. Not sure how it happened, but I noticed on Sunday he was obsessed with licking his paw and not letting us get near it.
When I did get a look, it was cracked at the base partially dangling with exposed nerve. Poor guy! And apparently can be a common problem for active dogs. The vet removed the claw with medication to ease the pain and he’s on pain medicine and an antibiotic for the next few days to make sure he doesn’t get an infection.
Our AeroGarden is blowing up with salad greens, from seed to this in 21 days!
We gotta start harvesting soon which means more dressing recipes! This is a total comfort creation with creamy and tangy flavor. Yeah, it’s another variation of vegan ranch dressing with blended hemp seeds, but I never get tired of healthier vegan ranch dressings – always good without the crap in the store bought stuff. This recipe is loaded with raw garlic, apple cider vinegar, and herbs blended with superfood hemp seeds as the base.
Hemp Vegan Ranch Dressing
- ½ cup shelled hemp seeds (or hemp hearts)
- 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- ½ tsp. onion powder
- ½ tsp. dried parsley
- ½ tsp. dried dill weed
- 1 small clove of garlic
- 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
- ½ cup water as needed
- salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend to a smooth and creamy texture. Serve and enjoy! Makes 2-4 servings.
This also has the potential to be a thick dip with less water. You could even substitute the hemp seeds with avocado for a lighter version.
I coated a kale tofu meal salad to kick start the week with a super dinner.
The flavor is very tangy ranch with a creamy texture and lively garlic herb flavor.
Treat yourself with this vibrant blend of comforting flavor and nutrients.