Honey-Poppy Seed Dressing Friday, Nov 16 2012 

I was looking for a good poppy seed dressing to go with a spinach salad and found the one below in a Betty Crocker Cookbook. It looked very simple, and I loved that it is sweetened with honey! I buy large quantities of local raw honey. 🙂  I love the simplicity of this recipe, and it tastes great! I’ll definitely be making this again and again.

Honey-Poppy Seed Dressing

1/2 cup oil
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 Tbsp poppy seed

Mix all ingredients together and shake. Enjoy!

Tired of eating salad? Wednesday, May 23 2012 

When spring arrives, I’m always so eager to ditch some carbs and increase my intake of salads. It’s so fresh, and refreshing. I love it! I like to mix up a big bag full. I cut up lettuce, add shredded purple cabbage, grated carrots, and whatever other veggies were on sales, such as cauliflower, broccoli, green onions, sprouts, and cucumbers. I’m way more likely to eat salad during the day if I have a bag of pre-made “pretty” salad like that!

Now we’re nearing the end of May, and I confess I’m a little tired of salad. I don’t want to be, I want to continue to eat it though. My solution? Switch up the salad dressing! I make my own, and our absolute favorite is the Voeller Dressing (Vinaigrette). Changing the dressing really changes the taste of your salad, so the other day I mixed up a Catalina dressing, and yum! I’m enjoying salads all over again! 🙂

I wanted to highlight the salad dressing recipes I have on this site, for quick reference this summer! They’re all delicious, and such nice varieties!

Voeller Salad Dressing
Catalina Salad Dressing
Rachel’s Vinaigrette
Asian Salad Dressing

Rachel’s Vinaigrette Monday, Sep 19 2011 

We enjoyed this vinaigrette today on our salad. Our favourite this summer is still the Voeller Salad Dressing, but this one is a simpler salad dressing, that is just about as yummy! 🙂 We’ve been eating salads every day this summer, so it’s nice to vary up the dressings once in a while.

What is your favourite type of salad dressing? Is there one specifically you would like to learn to make at home, instead of purchasing from the store?

Rachel’s Vinaigrette

1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tsp honey
1/4 tsp salt
4 tsp basil
1 clove garlic

Blend all ingredients in the blender, enjoy!

Voeller Salad Dressing Tuesday, May 17 2011 

We really love salads in this house, especially now that spring has come! I look forward to growing some in our own garden this summer. This is our favourite salad dressing for the time being. Josiah ate 3/4 of a head of lettuce when I first made it! It’s that yummy. 🙂  Enjoy!

Voeller Dressing (adapted)

3/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp soya sauce
2 Tbsp honey (I used agave)
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp thyme
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dry mustard

Whisk all ingredients together. Stores very well in the fridge.

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