Let’s be honest, we all can overindulge in our food choices at times, especially during the holidays. It can be tempting to continue practicing poor eating habits with all of those Thanksgiving leftovers hanging around too. One great way to transition back into that 90/10 mindset, is using those leftovers, add some veggies, and create a salad. It’s like I always say, a healthy meal is only a second away if you have a few veggies and a tantalizing salad dressing within arm’s reach. If you open up my refrigerator at any given moment, you’ll find a whole shelf full of homemade dressings. While they may seem complicated, salad dressings are actually a cinch to whip up. They take just a minute or so to blend together and they last up to five days in the fridge (I keep mine in airtight containers, labeled with the dressing name and date made).
Instead of showing you a simple salad dressing recipe (which I share plenty here on my blog and in my cookbook, FOOD YOU WANT For The Life You Crave), today I’m going to show you how to make a dressing without a recipe.
To me, part of being a “flexible chef” is having the confidence to play around in the kitchen and create your own unique dishes — ones that fit your preferences. It starts with a basic understanding of a recipe’s rules — figuring out what components are essential in order to turn out well — and then uncovering which parts you can play around with.
Watch as I show you how to make your own salad dressing creations without following a step-by-step recipe!