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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Baker

Part of Our Wellness Journey & My Fave Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

Buddy and I have been on this wellness journey for a while now. Kicking toxins out of our house, using oils for allll of the things, and cutting out our carb and sugar intake. When Buddy first came to me about wanting to cut carbs and sugar out of our diet, I declined. I love carbs. Give all the bread and biscuits and pasta and I’m a happy girl. He did the first two months by himself. The thing is, I knew I should be cutting my carbs. I have Poly-cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which means, among other things, that I don’t process carbs and sugars well. But, I was a carboholic!

Two months after Buddy started, I joined him. He’s lost 100 pounds and I’ve lost 50. We are feeling good and more active. My yoga poses are easier and I unboxed my clothes from before I was pregnant and donated my bigger clothing. Isn’t that how it works, we know what is good for us but it takes us awhile to just do it.

Anyway, I’ve been posting foods we have been eating on instagram, and my inbox is always full of folks asking for recipes. Because you know what? Food is still good without carbs and sugar! Actually, everything tastes bolder and better without those things in my system. Do you know how sweet a red onion can be after it’s been sautéed? I didn’t!

Today, I’m sharing a recipe that my mother-in-love shared with us for caesar salad dressing. I could literally eat salad with this dressing every day. It is bold with garlic and anchovies, and honestly we sometimes add more garlic than is listed in this recipe. So, if you like a toned down version of Caesar you might want to go easy on those two ingredients.

My Fave Caesar Dressing:

Mayo- 1 cup

Garlic- 3 cloves minced

Anchovy paste- 1 1/2 teaspoons

Lemon juice- 2 tablespoons or 1 drop lemon oil

Dijon mustard- 1 1/2 teaspoons

Worcestershire- 1 teaspoon

Purée in food processor

Add 2/3 cup Parmesan and pulse into puréed mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste.

It’s that simple! Sometimes we add grilled chicken or sautéed shrimp on top and sometimes we don’t. If you are missing the crunch of croutons, you can always toast some cashews and drop a few in! Let me know if you try it! I’ll be posting more recipes each week! Cheers!

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