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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Walnut Salad Dressing...Courtesy of Ann Crile Esselstyn

Today I went to Whole Foods Market and bought three copies of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, MD. If you have read other blog entries, you'll know that Dr. Esselstyn was one of the primary speakers at the E2 Immersion in Austin, Texas. His narrative about reversing heart disease is a great read, and when I was reading it today, it was in the voice of Dr. Esselstyn.

Walnut Dressing
1/2 cup of walnuts
1 garlic clove
1-2 teaspoons of low-sodium Tamari
1/2 cup of water

Place nuts and garlic in your food processor. Once chopped, add Tamari and water. If you prefer a thicker dressing, add less liquid. I also added some freshly ground white pepper, just for some added zing.

The full recipe appears on page 166 of the book.

And speaking of the book...I bought three copies of it. They're going to be "I Care" presents for friends and my nephews. I don't want my zeal to seem annoying or preachy to others, and if they can read the words for their own validity, I think that it will serve everyone more practically.

Plant Strong, Baby, Plant Strong!


  1. I kn wo what you mean about preachy...I think it just must be enthusuasm. My dear daughter(who is a hoot on her own) pointed out that all I can seem to talk about is what vegan decision I made for that day, how my joints feel better due to changes and of course endless devotionals to Kale.

    This is life plugged in...Thanks for what you share, Char.

  2. I also have osteoarthritis, and take no meds. Plant strong eating makes you feel amazing. Since being home, I have lost two more pounds. You will also notice a decrease in your grocery bills! You are right, this is life plugged in. :-)