Friday, October 23, 2009

Homemade Veggie Dip

Today I had a craving for French onion dip and chips. I looked in my cupboard and found that I no longer had a stash of Lipton French onion dip mix. Instead of giving up on my craving I got out the nonfat plain yogurt and a little mayonnaise and put together a yummy onion and vegetable dip that is a healthier version of the old favorite. It contains plenty of onions which contain quercetin, a natural antihistamine, great for helping to fight off those nasty colds this time of the year.

1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp garlic powder
salt to taste
1/2 cup finely chopped red onions
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
Chopped parsley or chives (optional)

Stir mayonnaise and yogurt together until smooth. Salt this mixture to suit your taste and then add the garlic powder stirring thoroughly. Incorporate the vegetables and herbs, if using. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve or enjoy some immediately. Serve with vegetable chips or baked potato chips.


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With a degree in Restaurant Managment and Nutrition and a background in and love of the culinary arts, Jess is able to whip up delicious yet nutritious meals. She gardens extensively and uses what she grows to feed her family not only during the summer and fall but throughout the winter and spring by preserving and freezing the fresh produce. She is committed to growing, buying, and eating as much local food as possible. She started this blog to spread information about eating locally and its benefits. She also wanted to have a forum to share the recipes she uses and the stories she writes. She would love the opportunity to be able to share this knowledge to increase the amount of people using local and organic products.
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