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Guess who went to the gym today?

February 22, 2011 by Laura

Woohoooo! I did it: I joined the Y. I also signed the boys up for swim lessons on Saturdays, which means I’ll have to show up there on the weekends too.

Thanks to Donna for the moral support. I spent 20 full minutes on the elliptical; did some quad and hamstring Nautilus stuff; stretched and did something ouchy under my left scapula. It’s better now. More pats on the back, please…

I promised a recipe so here it is. It’s a tofu-based dressing I whipped up and poured over broccoli slaw tonight:

  • 1 block soft, silken tofu
  • 2 scallions/green onions chopped
  • 1/2 roasted red pepper (I used one from a jar)
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • generous shake of spike or other salt-free seasoning
  • squirt lemon juice
  • splash rice wine vinegar
  • various & sundry dried and fresh herbs such as thyme, oregano, parsley, dill
  • 1 clove garlic chopped

Blend it all up until smooth & creamy, taste and modify as desired. Pour over salad or use as a dip. As you can see, I’m not much for measuring, so my recipes are more like suggestions that worked out well for me. Try it and let me know how it goes.

I’m a salad fanatic. I think it’s a California thing, although I remember inventing salad dressings when I lived in Vermont. There was this creamy buttermilk Gorgonzola with dill… I’ll have to figure out a way to do it without Gorgonzola. Sigh.


  1. Kimmie says:

    Good for you! I’ve been trying get more motivated to go. I know, I know, just GO but it’s so much easier said than done! I love salads too, this recipe sounds delish! Any recommendations aside from greens to put in the salad that are especially good with it?

    I love reading your blog updates, I’ve been meaning to link you to mine and comment more, but I haven’t had a chance to update lately. Keep writing! It’s very inspiring 🙂

  2. slow engine says:

    You made things with chocolate in Vermont. Forgive me if those are the only creations I remember. There was a 3 layer cake that should have lasted 3 days, but it disappeared in a half hour. I was vexed that I didn’t get a third piece of it.
    It’s time to start tapping trees and clean out the lines back home. I humbly suggest a little maple syrup in the dressing.

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