Monthly Archives: May 2013

Soy Ginger Salad dressing

This is nice light dressing that works on almost any salad or bed of greens and has very little fat.

In a small bowl combine the following (serves 2):


½ teaspoon Finely chopped garlic

½ teaspoon Finely chopped ginger or ½ tablespoon of pickled ginger

¼ teaspoon sesame seed oil

¼ teaspoon light soya sauce

2 tablespoons of olive oil

1 tablespoon of rice wine vinegar

Dash of Patrick’s Super spice (see recipe at

Stir the ingredients and let sit at room temperature for at least ½ hour before drizzling over salad

Salad dressing ingredients

Patrick’s Super Spice

So many times in the past I have found myself combining spices when I cook, and generally they spices that I use have been store bought in those little expensive containers.  The following is a mixture that I came up with that works well on meat and grilled veggies.

I wouldn’t recommend it on fish or pasta though because of the ginger.

Go to the bulk section and buy the spices…it’s much more economical.

In a clean, very dry bowl combine the following:

½ tablespoon of crushed chili peppers

1 tablespoon of ground pepper

2 tablespoons of seasoning salt

1 tablespoon of ground ginger powder

2 tablespoons of garlic powder (NOT salt)

1 tablespoon of onion powder (NOT salt)

1 tablespoon of mustard powder


Mix thoroughly and put into a spice container/shaker (188 gram / 6.5 ounce size) .  Use when you can and don’t be shy!


Sample of an recycled spice bottle

Sample of an recycled spice bottle