Easy Balsamic Vinegar

The weather is heating up and summer is quickly approaching! During the summer months, I love to eat different salads. No matter what ingredients I add, my go-to dressing is always a simple balsamic vinegar. It just tastes so good with everything! The Magic Bullet makes it really quick and easy to prepare – just add all the ingredients, pulse a few times to mix up and pour over your favorite salad before tossing. Look no further for a salad [...]

Caesar salad with homemade dressing and salt-soaked tofu

There are nights when you want to cook dinner, and there are nights when you want to order takeout, and there are nights when you want to make dinner, but you’d rather order takeout, but you’d rather not reeeally order takeout. This recipe is for those nights. It mostly involves assembly, not much cooking, but it’s homemade and healthy and satisfying. I offer two little tricks here for turning what is really just a salad into something resembling a homecooked meal. The first is [...]

Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing

Whenever I go out for Thai food, I always order a Thai salad to start. I love the mix of crunchy, fresh cucumbers with flavorful sliced tomatoes and carrots, lathered in a delicious peanut sauce dressing. The addition of peanuts to the dressing gives it a crunchy texture. The dressing is my favorite thing about this salad. Don’t be shy, the more the better! Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing Ingredients Dressing: 1/4 cup peanut butter 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 [...]

Orange Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

Now that fall is here, strawberries are going out of season. Strawberries are my FAVORITE fruit, so I am sad to see the organic strawberries start to go in the grocery stores. One of my favorite healthy strawberry recipes is a strawberry spinach salad with orange balsamic vinegar dressing. This dressing is super easy to make at home with your Magic Bullet and it goes so well with this salad. Who said spinach can’t be delicious? This spinach salad is [...]

Already in your Pantry Salad Dressing

You get home from work and you’re like, “I’ll be healthy today and have a salad for/with dinner.” You cut up some veggies, wash your spring mix, and open the fridge for your favorite dressing and find out that it’s a. empty b. expired or c. gone! If this has ever happened to you, then I feel your pain. Luckily, I can also offer you a great solution. This quick and easy salad dressing recipe is made up of things [...]

Sour Cream Ranch Dressing

I don’t actually know if this counts as ranch dressing.. but it’s sure dang good. And sure only takes but a second to make. And is like, waaay better than that stuff you buy at the store. So, I’m gonna go ahead and call it ranch. You could dip some veggies in it. Or pour it on a salad. Or, just, I don’t know.. drink it? Ha! Sour Cream Ranch  1 tbsp mayonaise 1/4 cup sour cream 2 tsp mustard [...]

6 Second Chicken Salad

Six seconds is all you need to make incredible chicken salad from a few ingredients that are probably already sitting in your kitchen. Add dried berries, chili powder, or a squeeze of lime for some variation. Yum! 6  Second Chicken Salad Ingredients 1/4 cup apple, chopped 1/8 cup onion, sliced 1 cup cooked chicken 2 tablespoons walnuts 1 -2 tablespoon mayonnaise (I used about 3 Tablespoons) Instructions Add the ingredients to the SHORT CUP, in the order they are listed, [...]

Low-Fat Caesar Salad Dressing

There are good Caesar salads, and disgusting Caesar salads. (Airport Caesar salads, I’m looking at you.) There’s no in between. This one will be a good one. Even though it’s low fat. Don’t believe me? Give this recipe from Good Housekeeping a try. You’ll need: 1/4 cup light mayonnaise 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon anchovy paste coarsely ground black pepper Take all the ingredients and add them to your Magic Bullet. [...]

My Go-To Vinaigrette

People, this might not be the most exciting of all recipes. But wait! Don’t leave yet! Just because it’s not exciting, doesn’t mean you won’t love it! Look. This is the one and only vinaigrette you’ll ever need. It is literally the only one I ever make because a) it seriously doesn’t get any easier, b) it tastes awesome on everything, c) you already have everything you need in your cupboards and d), did I mention it’s delicious? Here’s all [...]

Caesar Salad Dressing

Caesar salad is really one of life’s great pleasures. It’s great topped with grilled chicken, sautéed shrimp, or a piece of roast salmon.  A little pile of Caesar salad is a wonderful accompaniment to a sandwich or a bowl of soup.  A big bowl of Caesar all by itself is a satisfying meal.  Traditionally it’s made with romaine lettuce, toasted croutons, lots of cracked black pepper and parmesan cheese, and of course the ubiquitous creamy and garlicky Caesar dressing.  You [...]