|my first salad dressing|
Since I have lost five pounds (6 lbs) in the last week...everyone clap... and needed salad dressing, I was careful but disappointed in the selections in the store. There was too much sodium in all the ones on the shelf that I would eat. I left the store without dressing.
The doctor has never told me not to eat sodium or lower my consumption of sodium, but it seems like the best route. When I was 12, I tried not to use much salt, leaving it off food my family salted. Of course, then or now, I will eat all the salt I want on chip or French fries. When I was 35, I renewed my efforts at low salt.
At last, I was going to make salad dressing. This is something I have thought about for years. I planned to use oil and apple cider vinegar at the rate of 3 to 1. So, I set about and made it backwards--1 to 3. Now, I had to adjust it. It started out in a half pint jar. Then, I had to pour it in a larger jar. Wow, that mixing oil and vinegar in the right proportion was difficult...lol. You know how it is once you get off track.
Okay, I sprinkled some Italian Seasoning in the mixture, Exbf did not like it. He did not spit it (I took it out for him to taste), just let his tongue hang out of his mouth, making weird noises. I watched him slobber and left disgusted. Back in the house, I put honey, and some yellow mustard and one packet of sugar. I forgot to put celery seed...ah.
For dinner he got something creamy from the refrigerator. My dressing, salad greens, and chicken on top were fine for me.
That is a very uncomplicated recipe using things I have right here. The only sodium was in the bit of mustard. I had two yellow mustards open, so did not open the Dijon or another.
Now that it has set for 24 hours, it is just a bit better, but I liked it all along. It has negligible sodium in each serving. I have over a cup of this stuff. I wonder if it has to be used up to keep from killing anyone. Probably not. Maybe I will put it over chicken for a marinade and then bake it. After 72 hours, it is even better.
Baby Kale Blend: red chard, cauliflower, red cabbage, baby kale, carrots, broccoli. This is a new Marketside product.
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What do you use in salad dressing? I will not go buy anything right now, maybe never.