Friday, August 31, 2012

I made something

Totally borrowed this from

I can't take credit for this idea, but I wish I had.  If you didn't know yet, I am part rabbit and will eat a salad a day.  Maybe twice, maybe more.  I can't think of many days since my HCG times that I haven't gone a day without salad.  I ate lots of salad before that too, in fact when my mom would have us down to visit and ask what snacks she needed to provide us, I would ask for salad.

So, I like salads.  DO YOU GET THAT?! Okay good.  Since I started flirting with clean eating, I found a few recipes for homemade dressings I liked a lot.  Now that clean eating and I are serious, I have at least 4 dressings I make on the regular.  Store bought dressings taste a little off to me.

I have made your basic balsamic/EVOO vinaigrette pretty much as a basic staple around here.  Goose is the biggest fan of it.  Then I learned of a couple from Skinnytaste, which I recommend you run over and get some ideas because I LOVE THAT SITE!  But this one I just discovered, is on a whole new playing field.

Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette.  *drools*  I found it on pinterest (go figure) and was led to this site and when I saw how simple it was, and hey I have like 80 cups of basil outside, I KNEW I had to try it.  I have never had white balsamic before, BIG MISTAKE.  It will become a staple.  Anywhoo, this recipe can't be simpler.  Its just a couple ingredients and then blend it a couple seconds and BAM.

I made it last night and patiently waited to try it tonight.  I wanted the basil to meld and get all full flavored.  It was worth every second of the wait.  I just made a simple spinach salad.  Nothing else on it because that's really just how I like it.  The dressing was phenomenal.  Even better, when I dipped a piece of bread in it to sop up what was left.  HEAVEN.

If you haven't dove into making your own dressings, this is one to try first.  And if you don't care for basil you should be slapped around.  And if you still don't care for basil, try a simple half and half EVOO/Balsamic Vinaigrette!

Saturday, August 18, 2012


HCG.  I know by now most people have heard of this.  I know there are some very differing opinions of this "diet".  I know there aren't a whole lot of people who have enough willpower for it.  I wondered about it for a while but at the time only the injections prescribed by a doctor were available so I blew it off.  My mother eventually went on it (the injections), and it took me a whole year afterwards to see she kept the weight off before I actually decided I needed to know more for myself.  I am well aware that there are negative responses to this diet.  "How can anyone survive on 500 calories a day? That's so unhealthy!  You can't lose that weight that rapidly, its not safe!" etc. etc.  I am also well aware that there are people who tried it and didn't like it, couldn't handle it, made them sick, etc.  This isn't a story to make you just go out and buy HCG.  Because if you aren't willing to commit the entire time to it for a true reset, you will fail. Period.  Just settle down there sassy and let me just tell you MY story!