Well, hello there!

Well, hello there!
Matt & I in Costa Rica over Christmas...So beautiful there!
It's simple. Really. We're a young married couple that loves cooking together. We always try to eat healthy and, if it's simple and doesn't break the bank, we're into that, too! We hope you'll visit often and tell us what you think about what we're cooking! We'd love to hear from you. Drop us a note, a suggestion or a recipe!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

chop and drop salad

The "chop" comes from the way the salad is prepared...chopped veggies. YUM.
The "drop" comes from the apple cider vinegar dressing which drops the glycemic index of the salad. Yep, you read that right...adding apple cider vinegar to anything (potatoes, salad, you-name-it)it instantly lowers the glycemic index of that food. Don't ask me how. I'm not really sure. But it does! I think we all know (and if you didn't before, you do now) that salad dressing, most anyways, are chock-full of unnecessary calories from fat and sugar. Bleh!!! Believe it or not, you CAN have a great-tasting salad dressing that works for you...instead of you having to work it off in the gym. I'm sure the last thing we want to think about is working off a friggin' salad at the gym. C'mon people, we go to the gym to work off other stuff, like, oh, I don't know, ice cream? Anybody? Please tell me I'm not alone on this.
Enough already. It's time to chop and drop!!! (It's pretty tasty, if I do say so myself)

What you'll need:
1 small haas avocado, chopped
1 large tomato, quartered and chopped
1/2 cucumber, quartered and chopped
2 green onions, sliced/chopped
1/4 large red onion, sliced and chopped
1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
Black pepper to taste

Mix it up:
Chunk everything into a salad bowl and mix away!

It's so, so, so good. Honestly. The apple cider vinegar is sweet/tangy and oh-so yummy in the salad.

Matt's take: "This is ridiculous. Why haven't we made this dressing before? This makes me want to eat salad all the time...seriously, when can be have it again? Tomorrow?"


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