Category Archives: Dressings and Marinades

Taco seasoning

4 tablespoons chili powder
8 teaspoons onion powder
4 teaspoons cumin
4 teaspoons garlic powder
4 teaspoons paprika
4 teaspoons oregano

Mix ingredients and store in an air tight container in a cool dry spot.


Balsamic Vinaigrette

1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Water
2 Teaspoon Mustard
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
Stevia to taste

Mix all of the ingredients together and store in a mason jar until it is ready to be used -or- You can use it right away if you would like.

Tarragon and Garlic Infusion/Marinade

2-3 sprigs of fresh tarragon
½ cup of apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cloves of garlic crushed and minced
1 tablespoon diced onion
1 teaspoon salt
Fresh ground black or white pepper

Pour vinegar and lemon juice into a lidded jar. Add sprigs of tarragon, garlic, onion, and spices. Marinate overnight or up to a week. Enjoy with fish, chicken, or as a marinade or dressing.
Makes 1-2 servings

Spicy Orange Sauce

½ orange rolled and slightly juiced with rind
½ lemon slightly juiced and with rind
½ cup water
1 tablespoon minced green onion
1 clove crushed garlic
¼ teaspoon ginger powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Pinch of orange and lemon zest
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Stevia to taste

In a small saucepan add slightly juiced orange with rind and ½ lemon with rind to water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer adding water as needed. Simmer until the pulp comes out of the rinds. Scrape out the pulp and discard the rinds. Continue stirring and reducing down the liquid by half until desired consistency is reached. Add onion, stevia and spices. Add chicken, white fish or beef and sauté or pour spicy orange sauce over desired cooked protein. Serve with remaining orange slices for garnish.
Makes 1-2 servings (1 fruit)

Lemon Pepper Marinade

4 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons chicken or vegetable broth
Salt and black pepper to taste
Stevia to taste (optional)

Mix ingredients together. Marinate protein for 20 or more minutes.

Sweet and Spicy Mustard Dressing

2 tablespoons mustard
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Pinch of turmeric
1 clove garlic finely minced
1 tablespoon minced onion
Stevia to taste
Water to desired consistency

Dissolve spices in liquid ingredients. Mix thoroughly and heat slightly in a saucepan. Add a little water or extra vinegar to create desired consistency.
Makes 1-2 servings

French Dressing

¼ cup beef broth
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic crushed and minced
¼ teaspoon horseradish or to taste
½ teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon mustard powder
Cayenne pepper to taste
Stevia to taste

Dissolve spices in broth, vinegar and lemon juice. Mix well and heat slightly in small saucepan. Chill and serve over mixed greens or vegetables.
Makes 2 servings

Sweet Orange Dressing/Marinade

Juice of 3 orange juice segments
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (optional)
¼ teaspoon ginger powder
Pinch of turmeric
Pinch of orange zest
Stevia to taste

Dissolve spices and stevia in juice mixture. Heat the dressing slightly in a saucepan then chill until ready to use. You may double the recipe for a marinade. Serve with remaining orange slices.
Makes 1 serving (1 fruit)

Sweet Wasabi Dipping Sauce/Marinade

¼ teaspoon wasabi powder or to taste (Japanese horseradish)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Stevia to taste

Mix wasabi and add lemon juice and stevia to taste.
Makes 1 serving

Barbeque Sauce

3 ounces tomato paste
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 tablespoon minced onion
3 cloves garlic crushed and minced
¼ teaspoon chili powder
Liquid smoke hickory flavoring to taste
½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
Stevia to taste (Try a touch of dark chocolate liquid stevia for added flavor)
Cayenne pepper to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Water as needed to achieve desired consistency

In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients. Mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for at least 5 minutes adding a little water to achieve desired consistency and to make sure it doesn’t burn. Use as a barbeque sauce for chicken or beef.
Makes 1-2 servings (1 vegetable)