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Creating Flavour Balance In Your Meals | MeghanTV


We've all had that experience where we make what we think is a perfectly balanced meal, nutritionally speaking, and have definitely eaten enough, but then still find ourselves opening the cupboards after dinner, looking for that extra something-something.

There is a reason for this, and it is remarkably simple. It all comes down to the simple strategy of flavour balance.

To explain how we can easily shake our post-meal snacking habits, curb those cravings and truly feel satiated, I brought in one of my fave expert chefs and dear friend Carol Belmonte, owner of the famed Toronto raw food and juice boutique Belmonte Raw.

Carol makes some of the best raw food I have ever tasted, masterfully balancing the flavours to create meals that are truly satisfying. And now I know all her secrets, and you will, too!

In today's episode, Carol shares with us:

  • The ultimate secret to balancing flavours.
  • The foods we can use to easily achieve this balance.
  • An amazing (I'm talking new staple in fridge) salad dressing recipe.
  • Interesting points on how much of various flavours we should be using.
  • She uses an ingredient that I never, ever use -- so there's that, too.

Watch this one -- it will change the way you flavour everything you eat from now on!

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Carol's Ginger Sesame Dressing

1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp agave or coconut syrup
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 Tbsp tamari
2 Tbsp fresh ginger root
  • Place all ingredients into your blend and blend until smooth.
  • Store in a mason jar in your fridge and use on everything.
For more delicious inspiration from Carol, click here.
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5 Responses to “Creating Flavour Balance In Your Meals | MeghanTV”

  1. Ann said…
    great, that salad plate looked yummy.....what was in that beautiful looking salad? thanks!!
  2. Christina said…
    I made this dressing tonight and it was delicious! I modified it just a bit, using maple syrup for the sweetener and coconut aminos instead of tamari. Thanks for the recipe!!!
  3. Kathy said…
    I'm new here. :) Why don't you use agave?
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      We don't use it in our kitchen due to the processing it goes through and the high fructose levels.
  4. Lauren said…
    I've been making this dressing every night. It's so delicious! If anyone else isn't a huge ginger fan, like myself, I used half the amount of ginger and added a clove of garlic and it still tasted great.

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