Write about five dressings in your life
1. I love Japanese sesame salad dressing so much. (The size of bottle in which I buy it and relative emptiness thereof might be a good indicator of just how much.) I've heard you can get it at World Market, which is good news for when we move back to the US.
2. We're doing a sort of paleo thing these days. I call it paleish (palee-ish). We're almost entirely off sugar, dairy, and grains at home (though I made this skillet chicken with bacon and white wine sauce which is SO good, like company good, which gets dredged in flour and I didn't worry about that). We're still eating legumes and drinking alcohol and eating what we want when we eat out, which is usually about once a week when we're not traveling.
Anyway, something we've been doing a lot of since the Whole 30 is making bowls (a la the Chipotle burrito bowl) of things that would otherwise be on tortillas, in sandwiches, etc. For example, fajita bowls, banh mi bowls, egg roll bowls, and new this week...fish taco bowls. I used the marinade from the linked recipe on some tilapia and then pan fried instead of grilled it. We also made the sauce from that recipe and ate it in bowls over shredded cabbage with cilantro and lime juice. Raj has also previously used the same sauce as dressing for cole slaw. I don't much like sweet cole slaw, so I thought it was an excellent substitution. We make it with homemade mayo instead of sour cream and use Chipotle Tabasco for the hot sauce.
3. Raj is whatever you'd call the polar opposite of a picky eater. This makes it pretty easy for me, meal planning-wise, since there's really nothing he won't eat. On the other hand, there isn't much that he gets all that excited about when I make it. However, homemade bleu cheese dressing does get an excellent reaction each and every time. I got my recipe from Alisa over at What Would Betty Do? and it's good enough to qualify for an exception to the cutting back on dairy plan.
4. I made these quinoa, chicken and kale pesto bowls a while back and while the recipe all together was good, the kale pesto was incredible. I bet it would be good on all kinds of things. It has more bite than your standard basil pesto, thanks to the kale. I'm still considering what I'll put it on next.
5. Ok, this last dressing isn't in my life yet, though I pinned it a while back and it's got Lori and Raj written aaaaall over it. It is tonnato sauce from Nom Nom Paleo, made from tuna, anchovies, capers, lemon juice, olive oil, mayo, salt and pepper. I am down with each and every one of those things. Probably what I need to do is move it from my Sauces & Dressings board to my Paleo-ish board so I remember about it when meal planning.
Obviously, I don't need to even tell you again about crack sauce, a.k.a. pub style burger sauce, a.k.a. the best sauce/dressing/food ever. Because I've told you twice already, so you knew I was serious and you needed to try it.
THIS JUST IN: I'm told this post is supposed to be five blessings in your life. Whoops. As it happens, I have exactly five nieces and nephews. So there's that post written too.