Simple Ginger Dressing

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Have you ever been to a hibachi style restaurant and received the onion soup and salad before the magician of a chef comes out and starts slinging fried rice everywhere and making onion volcanoes? (That will probably all sound very odd if you’ve never been to a hibachi restaurant…) This dressing recipe tastes just like the dressing on those salads! It’s a simple oil-based dressing that works great on salads or as a marinade.

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My favorite thing to enjoy it on is a simple salad of romaine, carrots, purple onion, and shrimp. However, my parents marinate their shrimp with this dressing to grill, and if we had a grill, I have admit, that would be my favorite way to utilize it! It makes a great sauce for cooked shrimp as well.

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This dressing is as easy as tossing all of your ingredients together and blending them up!


  • 3/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

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It is best to blend all of the ingredients except for the oil, and then continue blending while slowly adding in the oil. I typically store my ginger dressing in a mason jar or cruet. Since it’s oil based, I usually don’t refrigerate this dressing. I think that makes it much easier to mix up when you want to use it, as the ingredients will always settle and separate.

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I hope you love this dressing/marinade/sauce as much as I do if you decide to make it! If you do, please let me know how you enjoy it most, so I can try it that way, too!

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Enjoy, and happy cooking!

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Aveeno Positively Nourishing Body Wash


I just wanted to pop in and rave about this Aveeno Positively Nourishing Body Wash that I’ve been loving lately! As far as I know, there are 4 varieties. I’ve tried the antioxidant infused body wash and the calming body wash. The other two are supposed to be hydrating and smoothing. The hydrating and smoothing bottles would probably be more beneficial for my dry skin, but I honestly typically pick body washes based on scent. I also figured since they all claim to be nourishing, I couldn’t really go wrong. Besides, they’re less than $7 a bottle at Walmart.


The first one I tried was the Calming body wash which contains lavender, chamomile, and ylang-ylang. It smells so good! It has a calming (duh), relaxing scent. It’s moisturizing without being slimy, and I love it! The bottle is a great size, and it lasted me for a long time. If it sounds like your cup of tea, you can get a bottle here!


When I finally started running low on the calming body wash, I picked up a bottle of the antioxidant infused white peach and ginger scented body wash. This little fella smells even better! It’s super fresh and moisturizes just as well as the calming body wash. It’s supposed to “nourish your skin while uplifting your senses.” What is that supposed to mean? I don’t think I had a stronger sense of vision or hearing when I used it, but who’s to say? If you want your senses possibly affected, get your own bottle here3I know this post may be kind of boring, but there are always a billion body washes on the shelf. I wanted to throw in my two  cents to make it less stressful for you next time you’re out of body wash. 🙂 Besides, if it’s good enough for Jen, it’s good enough for you.

jenJump on the bandwagon, y’all.

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