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With A Vengeance

19 Nov

“My strength is as the strength of ten because my heart is pure.”  Alfred Lord Tennyson

The above quote has nothing to do with cooking or recipes or today’s recipe which is for a mustard vinaigrette.  I liked the quote, however, (as I was looking up a suitable quote about strength) because whenever someone asks me why something works out for me I tell them it’s because my heart is pure.  Chortles follow my announcement.  Who needs friends!

The strength part of this entry is because I’m FINALLY back on track with my eating.  And as the title says, it’s with a vengeance.  And so I have a plethora of recipes to share, along with an occasional picture in case you’ve been living in solitary confinement eating gruel and can’t evasion what a certain food might look like.

Needless to say, which is one of my least favorite sayings, there will NOT be a picture with this entry.  It’s salad dressing.  It’s delicious, but you’re not going to get that from a picture.  Deal with it.

I love this dressing because:  it’s easy, it’s fast, it’s comparatively nutritious, and it’s been delicious on every salad I’ve eaten in the last week.  So I imagine it’s time to share the recipe.


1 T mustard, dijon or ground, I used ground

1 T olive or flax oil

1 t agave

1 clove garlic minced or pressed

1 T sherry vinegar – used some white balsamic which I had on hand

Fresh ground black pepper to taste


Put everything into a bowl and whisk it until it looks like salad dressing.  Pour it over your salad.  Eat.

Yes, you may double or triple this concoction if you’re dressing for a large salad and not at home alone, again, eating for one.  What’s with that?  Is it something I said?  Is it my cooking?  At any rate, while I obsess about my life and blow this minor issue into a full-sized pity party feel free to whip up a batch of mustard vinaigrette and fill your body with raw ingredients that will make you even more lovely.


The Grandma