Better Choices, Better Results

Today’s salad was a combination of cabbage, romaine lettuce, sliced onion, home-canned chicken, parmesan cheese and a home-made Thousand-Island dressing.

Normally, I’d never eat Thousand-Island dressing because it’s so fattening and has a bizarre orange color with mysterious blobs.  Fat-free versions are not worth my time, money, or insult to my taste buds, so I don’t bother with them.  However, I found a great blog site called A Veggie Venture.  The author, Alanna, started this blog a few years ago; her purpose being to have the same vegetable prepared a different way for every dinner during an entire month.

From that initial goal, her site has blossomed into a great recipe box filled with different ways to enjoy vegetables.  She even includes low-calorie salad dressings.  Imagine life in a world where you aren’t limited by what’s available on the grocery store shelves.  Think about the security in knowing what’s in your food, and being able to pronounce each ingredient!  Embrace the idea of not having to purchase or recycle glass and plastic dressing bottles! 

Even better, her recipes are generally for small amounts, so if you don’t like it, you haven’t invested a lot into it.  Go check out her site.  Here’s a link right to the salad dressing page.  http://aveggieventuresrecipebox.blogspot.com/2005/03/vegetable-recipes-by-course.html#salad_dressings

By the way, my homemade version was still an odd orange color, but it had no blobs and was thinner, which allowed me to use less without sacrificing flavor.  It was good! 

Next on the menu: homemade Caesar dressing…with anchovies. 

Enjoy!

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