Sunday, May 17, 2009

Dieting Gadgets I love

I got the Chef'n Salad Dressing Emulsifier ( from Williams-Sonoma a few weeks ago, and I already don't know how I ever lived without it.

Generally, I avoid bottled salad dressings which contain chemicals, sugars, bad fats, etc. which I don't need and which can hamper dieting efforts.

But, the thought of having to make a salad dressing every time I make salad is enough to keep me from making the salad. I started making a week's supply of dressing at a time some time ago. I'd make the dressing in a jar and store it in the refridgerator.

The problem is that Olive Oil tends to solidify in the fridge, so I always had to remember to pull the dressing out about half an hour before I could use it. With the Chef'n Salad Dressing Emulsifier, however, that step is eliminated. A few squeezes of the trigger, and the solidified olive oil is broken up and the dressing is ready to use.

Here's my favorite home-made, salad dessing:

Lemon-Mustard Vinaigrette.

I like a very acidic salad dressing. If you don't you may want to add additional olive oil.

1/4 cup organic, extra virgin olive oil (or more)
Juice of three lemons
2 tablespoons Grey Poupon Mild and Creamy dijon
salt and pepper.

Put all the ingredients in a bottle or Chef'n Salad Dressing Emulsifier, shake or mix, and enjoy.

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