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Strawberry Salad Dressing

19 May

Strawberry Salad Dressing

This is the year for strawberries.

I have been taking full advantage of them and putting them in everything.

I think I am starting to turn pink. Only kidding.

Now they are standing alone in a delicious dressing.

This can also be used as a dipping sauce for chicken or vegetables.

Two cups of sliced strawberries

1/2 sugar

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 cup canola oil

2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

4 teaspoons honey

2 teaspoons lemon juice

Mix strawberries with sugar and let sit for ten minutes.

Put everything into a food processor and process till smooth.

This is a pretty color dressing.

I made one salad and loved it but then I started to add things and liked it even more.

Add goat cheese, avocado, cubed mango, fresh sliced strawberries and chives.

 

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Raspberry Honey Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

31 Mar

 

Raspberry Honey Sesame Salad Dressing

This salad dressing is so good I had to let it stand alone in the blog.

I can actually drink this.

I think I did when I was tasting so much of it.

It goes with everything.

6 ounces of frozen raspberries

1/3 to 1/2 cup honey

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

One teaspoon onion powder

One cup vegetable oil

One teaspoon poppy seeds

Put the raspberries, lemon juice, onion powder, salt and dry mustard in the food processor and process till everything is well mixed and the raspberries are well pureed.

Drizzle the oil in while the processor is running.

You will have a beautiful color pink.

Add the poppy seeds and process just a few pulses.

This is so good with fresh vegetables, chicken, pork or fruit.

This is my new favorite dressing.

I served this with the chopped salad.

Chopped Vegetable Salad

Blue Cheese salad

15 Jan

Caesar Salad

Saveur Magazine has so many fabulous recipes .

I started reading it years ago and always find  something special.

Treat yourself and get a subscription this year.

This is a salad I tried, loved it and had to post it.

I did make some changes.

1/3 cup white wine vinegar

1/4  cup chopped parsley

1 tablespoon oregano

3 cloves chopped garlic

salt and pepper

1 1/3 cup olive oil

3/4 cup  crumbled blue cheese

1/4 cup half and half

1/4 cup mayonnaise

3/4 cup sour cream

1 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon granulated garlic

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon celery seeds

One large head of iceberg lettuce, sliced into strips

One medium large head of Romaine lettuce, cut into bite size pieces

20 grape tomatoes

One large sliced cucumber

One medium thin sliced red onion

6 slices of cooked, crisp, crumbled bacon

One cup of homemade croutons

Mix the vinegar, parsley, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper

Slowly drizzle in the oil and whisk well. Set aside.

Mix the blue cheese, half and half, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder and celery seeds. This looks like the traditional blue cheese dressing.

Toss all your greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions together with the vinaigrette then add the blue cheese dressing on top.

Finish with the bacon bits and croutons.

Anchovies are optional

This is the exact basic recipe from Saveur Magazine but I just added a couple of extras.

Fire Cider Salad Dressing

22 Oct

Fire Cider Salad Dressing

I had a terrible cold and my friend Tammy said to try fire cider.

I didn’t know what it was so I looked it up on the computer.

It is a combination of spices and cider vinegar.

You are supposed to sip it or rub it on your body to get rid of a cold, aches and pains or whatever else ails you.

I made up a batch, liked it and so this is the beginning of  a salad dressing.

I tested it out on my family and they loved it.

Now it is a keeper.

3/4 cup of apple cider vinegar

One cup of olive oil

3 cloves of garlic

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger

2 tablespoons grated fresh horseradish

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

One tablespoon brown sugar

One teaspoon honey

Mix the salt and garlic in the magic bullet till it is pureed.

Put everything else in the jar and blend till it is smooth.

Serve with a green salad of arugula, romaine lettuce, cucumbers, red peppers and vidalla onions. Also makes a great dressing for cole slaw.

Just a different dressing that  can cure whatever.

Maybe I should call it the old wives tale dressing.

 

Fish Tacos

17 Oct

Fish Tacos

Fish tacos cost a fortune in the restaurant but only pennies at home.

Maybe quarters?

Two pounds of a boneless, skinless, white flaky fish.

I love cod, sole, haddock or tilapea but you can use anything including shrimp or scallops.

Tacos can even be made with fried fish and they are very  very good.

I am trying to be a little healthy so my fish will be baked.

One teaspoon adobe seasoning

One teaspoon ground cumin

One teaspoon of paprika

One teaspoon  garlic powder

One teaspoon onion powder

One teaspoon cayenne pepper

Two tablespoon butter or oil

Season the fish with all these spices and set aside for 15 minutes.

One sliced  raw vidalla onion. Soft stir fried onion is also great.

One cup chopped cilantro

One cup chopped red pepper

One large chopped tomato

Two chopped avocados with lime juice on top

Sour cream

Salsa

Chopped lettuce

Hot sauce

Diced jalapeno peppers

Sliced pickled peppers

Grated cheddar cheese

8 to 10 soft tortilla wraps

Heat the oven to 400 degrees

Bake the fish till it is cooked about 15 minutes. Test it by seeing if the fish flakes.

Heat the tortillas wrap in the microwave in a damp paper towel for 20 seconds.

Place on a plate and start layering .

Start with the sour cream on the bottom

Add the cheese and fish then all the other toppings you like.

Fold the tortilla in half and get as many napkins as you can.

These are messy but delicious.

My kids make a salad by putting a bed of lettuce  on the plate and adding everything on top.

I also serve this with nachos and quesco dip.

Spicy cole slaw is also a great side.