Today I am sharing a delicious, Creamy Dill Salad Dressing with you as well as an update on my sensitive little guy, Grady.
Grady and I went to Sick Kids Hospital’s Gastro Clinic and saw their dietician. The meeting with the dietician was wonderful. We talked about all of the things Grady does eat and how he reacts to other things. Dairy and soy are the most severe with diarrhoea and sometimes vomiting within 10 minutes of ingestion …then to a lesser extent, nuts, gluten and latex fruit. We also talked about the fact that I felt Grady wasn’t digesting raw food very well, because I could also see large pieces of undigested food in his stool.She pointed out that if it wasn’t happening within a couple of hours of eating, it was likely OK and normal, as those foods are meant to provide bulk to stool and push it through the body. She encouraged me to test some of these less severe foods again. It was really empowering to speak with her, because she loved all of the things that I was already doing and pointed out how people can become a little uptight about changes in stool. When a mother/parent sees their kids suffering, sometimes they cut out foods they don’t need to, because they are just watching everything too closely.
SO, with that I came home and decided to make him eat salad at each meal. He LOVES this simple Creamy Dill Dressing and requests it daily. He has tolerated greens really well.
In a small blender (I used the magic bullet), combine the hemp hearts, chives, dill, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth. Now add the water 1 tbsp at a time until it reaches your desired consistency.
This makes enough for a large potluck salad or 5 dinner salads (I double the recipe a lot to keep in the fridge for the week).
* When I add the water, I tend to use 2-3 tbsp, because the hemp will absorb some of the liquid by the next day. I don’t mind that it is sort of liquid-y on the first day (this just makes it stretch further; hemp hearts can be $$). However, if you want to use it ASAP and want it creamier, just add 1 tbsp or maybe just the lemon juice.