• Homemade Salad Dressing
    Condiments

    Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

    If you found the store shelves empty, or with your favorite dressing out of stock, making it at home with a few pantry staples is quick and easy. Homemade salad dressing is one of the simplest things you can make from scratch. Most vinaigrette style salad dressings are simply a ratio of 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar with a little salt and pepper added in. From there you can build and swap in other ingredients and flavors One of my favorites is Honey Dijon Dressing. I use it on green salads, in pasta salad, on roasted potatoes and even in tuna or salmon burgers or on top of…

  • Salad

    Beyond Olive Oil

    The choice of cooking oils has expanded from one or two vegetable oils and olive oil to a wide range of nut and seed oils, many with purported health benefits along with unique flavor characteristics. The grocery store shelves are lined with everything from imported extra virgin olive to walnut and avocado oil. Other than the cost, is there really any difference and why would you use any of these fancy oils? Some oils do have nutritional benefits as well as interesting flavor profiles and can be a healthy addition to your diet when used in place of other fats and oils. These three might be worth experimenting with! Avocado…

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