Did You Know?

Did you know??
Although using avocados and bananas are all the buzz now to get soft and shiny hair, all it will get you is a messy kitchen and bathroom. These products are great to help your hair for one day, but the proteins in them are way too big for your hair to absorb. And unless you are going to use them each day (yikes!), then you should head to a beauty supply store and check out some Vegan products that use "hydrolyzed" proteins - proteins from avocados and bananas that actually are small enough to help your hair.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Homemade Italian Salad Dressing

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Salad dressings are always a battlefield... you walk down the isle of the grocery store, trying to pick out the few that are vegan or vegetarian, trying to find ones that aren't super high in sugar or loaded with aspartame or some other chemically-produced over-stimulating garbage, and eventually you give up and go with old reliable-- Italian Dressing.  Still, you look at the ingredients and there are preservatives and all sorts of laboratory-sounding names and you feel as though you picked the best out of a bad selection.  All of that suffering ends now.

This Italian Dressing is delicious, simple to make, and healthy.  You can choose to follow the ingredient list I have below or use it as a basic formula for other Italian dressings.  The rule is-- 1 cup oil for 1 cup vinegar.  Add spices.  Shake.  The rest is up to you!

1 tbsp garlic salt
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp white sugar
2 tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp dried thyme
 1 tbsp dried basil
 1 tbsp dried parsley
1/4 tsp celery seed
1/4 tsp marjoram
1 dash paprika
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 cup grapeseed oil
1/4 cup white vinegar

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