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I love salads, but sometimes I just want to do something different than the usual spinach with cranberry and feta or the True Food Kale salad.  Let’s face it-no matter how wonderful ANY dish is you get bored if you have it too often.

Lately I’ve begun switching up things in small ways.  I’m not the problem in this endeavor!  It’s the family.  One doesn’t like when I add sliced strawberries or any other berry in place of the dried cranberries.  Or cutting out the sheep’s milk romano entirely and adding in cutie sections.  Plus, since son-in-law’s recent heart problems and medications-he can’t eat greens AT ALL.  


Hubby isn’t that picky, but he only likes broccoli when I steam it and put on a lemon/garlic/evoo dressing.  DIL and I prefer our broccoli roasted with some cumin, montreal steak seasoning and evoo and love it even better when it just starts to turn a tad “crispy“.

The boys won’t eat broccoli unless it’s only steamed and plain.

Then there comes dressing.  OMG ladies!  I have to have about 4 different kinds:  low-fat, no-fat, creamy and some extra spicy version!

Here’s one that I found on Dr. Weil’s website and it’s good over just about any veggie or salad-even those you add fruit too:


2 TBSP EACH:  balsamic vinegar and lemon juice
1/2 tsp EACH: grated lemon zest, salt and pepper
1/4 C evoo

Place all but the evoo into a shaker jar and then mix.  Then add the evoo.

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Dec 16, 2013
    • Love salads! I make my own dressings and often get bored with the same old, same old, too. Balsamic vinegar is great for helping to emulsify the dressing since it’s thicker than plain vinegar. We use it a lot.  

      Your son in law must be on anti-coagulants if he’s unable to eat greens. The vitamin K in greens naturally help blood to clot which interferes with the dosing of coumadin.

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      Carine Nadel wrote Dec 16, 2013
    • yep, anti-coagulants, BP meds and some other thing for his heart.  All coming from his viral cardiomyopathy experience.  He also lost about 40 pounds (only 50 more to go).  

      I had the most incredible salad at True Foods last week:  roasted cauliflower, brussel sprouts, red onions and sweet potatoes w/ roasted pomegranate tendrils which they dressed with this above dressing I believe.

      so delish!  estatic

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      Marya1961 wrote Dec 16, 2013
    • Love the lemon/balsamic dressing idea, and when we visited the Finger Lakes last year, I picked up a garlic infused oil and a cherry infused balsamic vinegar...Wow, that is one incredible combo.  The true foods salad sounds yummy.happy

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