Wednesday, January 5, 2011

You won't want to come near me....

I PROMISE you that. 

This is going to be a shorter post with a twist at the end. I have a project that I have PROCRASTINATED ON and now my next 5 days will nearly be consumed by it. Oh well, it's a fun one and it's my own sweet little fault ( I WAS busy the past 2 months, a lot can happen to a girl in 2 months.) 


WHY won't you want to come near me? 


I am OOZING garlic from every pore. 


Let's start from the beginning: Hi , My name is Mary and I am a salad dressing girl. Ranch, thousand island, french, ranch, yes even blue cheese. And I don't dip my fork and pick up my salad, I pour it on...not too thick, but there isn't anything dainty about me and my salad dressing. 


Well, this past holiday season Mom was over and we stopped and got groceries for a big chicken and spinach salad. Simple enough: Chicken, onions, croutons on spinach. For dressing Mom wanted to use olive oil to which I rolled my eyes. But I had never tried it before...so I agreed. 


Well, we added fresh crushed garlic to the olive oil and then I added a little lemon juice and Whoa nelly. It was zesty, flavorful and had that kick that a plain little healthy salad needs. Now, I can't get enough.  


Last night I made the same salad (onions added post picture and ground flax instead of croutons)
 


Garlic Close up...drool. I LOVE this dressing. 

Do you ever use olive oil as dressing? Do you add to it? 

I usually have a lot of garlic in my diet because I love the taste, but it's extremely beneficial for us as well! 

handy, huge food cures book! 

Garlic Benefits: 
lowers cholesterol
powerful antioxidant
reduced blood pressure
evil repellant
cancer fighting
anti-inflammatory
rich in Vitamin C and B6 and manganese

Use it: 
in soups
On salads
to make dressings
in stir-fry
in home made pizza sauce
Pasta sauce and topping
take it plain for colds
The list goes on and on.... 

Garlic is best if... 
Chopped or crushed and left to sit for 10 min
Used Raw
Not heated to the microwave
taken daily to boost the natural benefits! 
Eaten with someone else, also eating garlic... 

The twist: 
What is UP with the fish eye lens setting on a camera. When would you EVER use it save for looking goofy or pretend someone is peering at you from a tube?? Do tell...I am stumped.


playing with the fish eye feeling stumped. 

Send me your favorite recipe using garlic and I will post them all in the coming week with a link to your blog! 

10 comments:

Leashie said...

Eee! I'm going to have to try this, I LOVE olive oil and can't get enough garlic in my life.

Anonymous said...

I am so picky about my salad dressing... I hardly even eat salad.. I might have to start "experimenting" a little with Olive oil now!

LOL I love a Fish Eye lens.. took one with me to Budapest last summer! Got some cool shots!!

La-

MizFit said...

ooh and I LOVE me some garlic.
**reaches out for a hug**

Shannon said...

I always make homemade salad dressing. My girls have probably only tasted bottled dressing from the store once or twice in their lives. The basic homemade garlic vinaigrette is typically a 1 to 3 ratio of lemon juice or any kind of vinegar to olive oil (though I use more of a 1 to 2 ratio b/c I like my dressing ZIPPY!), a clove of crushed garlic, and plenty of salt and pepper. Yum! :)

Oh btw, I weighed back in. :( I gained 2 lbs! But that is an improvement b/c I actually gained 5 over the holidays and so far have lost 3. Still.....sigh. :(

Kristi said...

I've never used olive oil as a dressing for my salad, but your making it sound very good. I love garlic!

Wendi said...

I use garlic in almost EVERYTHING!

Cheryl S. said...

If a recipe calls for garlic, I automatically double it! Love love love the stuff. Will be sending you my favorite, ultra simple garlic recipe!

Michelle said...

I tried this on my salad for dinner tonight. YUM! Don't know why I'd never thought of it before. Thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

I also love love LOVE me some garlic!! Jay eats it plain because he loves the taste and the health benefits!!!

Joshua Grenell said...

Yep I use Olive oil for my salads when I am eating purely Paleo. I do cheat however and have Ranch more then I should...

Fish eye lens is more for city or landscape photography or if you are just in close quarters. Give it a try you can get some cool shots!

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Disclaimer

Although Mary from Fit this girl is a CPT, always consult your physician or health care provider before beginning any nutrition or exercise program. Use of the programs, advice, and information contained in this website is at the sole choice and risk of the reader.