I use this salad dressing on quinoa and salad greens. It is absolutely delicious!!!

This recipe is for 1 cup of cooked quinoa. Use organic/nongmo ingredients when possible 🙂

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • approx. 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 large crushed garlic
  • squeeze of fresh lemon
  • half teaspoon dijon mustard

Tossed with tomatoes, feta, fresh basil and cilantro.

I served it with a gluten/allergen/hormone and antibiotic free ham, roasted potatoes with rosemary, onions, garlic and tumeric. Roasted carrots and yams.

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Some interesting information on the health benefits of cilantro. I have also read that cilantro is very good for clearing out and detoxing metals out of our body.

 

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Information resourced from: http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/health-benefits-of-cilantro/

Toxic Metal Cleansing

Cilantro is most often cited as being effective for toxic metal cleansing and rightfully so, this herb is a powerful, natural cleansing agent. The chemical compounds in cilantro bind to toxic metals and loosen them from the tissue. Many people suffering from mercury exposure report a reduction in the often-cited feeling of disorientation after consuming large and regular amounts of cilantro over an extended period. [1]

Other Benefits of Cilantro

  • May be able to help prevent cardiovascular damage. [2]
  • The School of Life Science in Tamil Nadu, India noted, after researching the activity of cilantro leaves and stem, “if used in cuisine would be a remedy for diabetes.” [3]
  • Strong antioxidant activity. [4]
  • Has been shown to have anti-anxiety effects. [5]
  • May help improve sleep quality. [6]
  • Has been examined and described to have a blood-sugar lowering effect. [7]
  • Cilantro seed oil possess antioxidative properties, consumption may decrease oxidative stress. [8]
  • Research conducted by The Dental School of Piracicaba in Brazil found cilantro oil to be a new natural fungal cleansing formulation opportunity. [9]
  • Demonstrated activity against several types of harmful organisms. [10] [11]

James A. Duke, Ph.D., a former botanist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and author of The CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, has praised the digestive-system-promoting benefits of cilantro and recommends drinking a cup of the tea made from a handful of the leaves, when experiencing any form of stomach discomfort.

Thanks for reading!

Jillian

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