Specs
Favorite Vacation:
Honeymooning in Maui, My brother’s wedding in San Sebastian, Spain, Catamaran Sailing around the BVI, family beach trips… too many to choose just one!
Favorite Food:
Pizza
Favorite Band:
Tom Petty
Favorite Festival/Event:
Hogs for the Cause or any live music event
Favorite Useful Website:
Dare I say… Amazon Prime
First Job:
Camp Counselor
Nickname Growing Up:
Ells
Favorite word/Expression you use the most:
Fabulous, Lovely
Favorite Sound:
Beach waves/breeze
Most extravagant thing you’d like to buy:
Travel anywhere in the world at anytime!

Check out my homemade salad dressing for any season

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Check out my homemade salad dressing for any season

In a city full of delicious food options, I try to eat healthy and find myself craving salads all the time! And actually, my love of salads and healthy eating lead me to open my own salad, wrap and juice bar back in 2012 (sold in 2016). Back then, I created my own house-made menu of dressings and here are some of my favorites to enjoy throughout the year!

Citrus Vinaigrette: (makes about 8-10 servings)

Pinch of salt
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons white wine vinaigrette
Juice of half a lemon
Juice of half a lime
1 cup of orange juice
¼ cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Combine all ingredients and mix well.

Avocado Vinaigrette (oil-free): (makes about 8-10 servings)

In a small food processor, pulse for 30-45 seconds or until the following ingredients are well blended.
Small handful of grape tomatoes
Small handful of green grapes
¼ cucumber (cleaned & peeled, diced)
2 avocados (diced)

Add:
½ teaspoon of salt
½ tablespoon of finely chopped cilantro
1 clove of garlic, minced
¼ cup of white wine vinaigrette
½ cup of water

Mix all ingredients well. Dressing will be a thicker consistency.

Balsamic Vinaigrette: (makes about 8-10 servings)

Mix the following ingredients well.
1 teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of pepper
1 clove of garlic, minced
4 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons of light brown sugar

Whisk in ½ cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the mixture last.

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