Chef Ellen

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This dressing was inspired by two clients picking a simple dressing with no fat off the internet. We made it healthier w/o soy and enhanced the flavors with fresh herbs. There is no oil in this dressing so during the RESET phase it helps keep excess fat low as you heal. Some clients complain that vinegar bothers them so if you feel discomfort, save this till after the detox phase
After the RESET phase and into Maintenance, this should be a staple for so many reasons. It’s void of preservatives, artificial flavors, and added sugar alcohols.
Recently I added a touch of good-quality olive oil and served this over potato salad, rice crackers with tomato slices, and a cold chickpea pasta salad. Thanks again, Karen and Laura.


  • 3 Tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 C coconut vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 C coconut aminos soy alternative
  • 1/3 Cup of water
  • 1 shallot
  • A generous handful of herbs of your choice cilantro is great, arugula, parsley, dill


  • In a small blender cup add maple syrup and shallot.
  • Blend until well mixed and store in a mason or similar glass jar. You will have to shake it up before using it.