This is by far my most popular salad dressing, I teach it to my nutrition students, prepare for people who are ill and even serve it to fussy kids. It is so nutrient dense and synergistic; the black pepper and flax oil help with the absorption of the curcumin in the turmeric which in turn help reduce inflammation and coat all of your cells with healthy fats.
Just make it! Double or triple the recipe and it will become a staple in your weekly prep.
Oh goodness, these little babies only come around once a year for a couple of weeks, it's happening right now, get em while you can! You would think that this pesto would be so garlicky it wouldn't be palatable, but it's mild and delicious. It's filled with sulfur containing compounds that help reduce blood pressure, keeps your heart healthy and helps detoxify the body. This is another truly nutrient dense flavour booster that will please everyone. The best part is that it freezes super well, so make triple or quadruple the batch because it goes with so many things; pizza base, tossed into pasta, make a creamy garlic sauce for chicken, salmon or pasta, great on sandwiches ect....
When I travelled to Thailand this past winter I had the chance to try this most delicious and refreshing salad. I had never tasted anything like it and I couldn't wait to get home and create this easy to make and nutrient dense salad.
Nam Tok actually means waterfall, the salad can be made with either pork, chicken or beef; which is the traditional meat used. If you have a charcoal bbq I highly recommend using it, there is no comparison in flavour. The fresh herbs and lime juice in this salad give the freshness that you crave on a hot summer day, not to mention the herbs are filled with all sorts of phytochemicals that are good for the body.
Oh my goodness this sauce is delish! For real, i'm not tootin my own horn. The red wine gives the sauce such a deep rich flavour and the pasture raised ground pork that I get from Terra Nossa is so tender and sweet. You can definitely use beef instead of pork if you prefer and if you can, the best ground beef to purchase is always the way nature intended; grass fed grass finished beef. I like to add some freshly chopped basil at the end with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, that's the LOVE right there.