Thursday, July 7, 2011

Girl Math and White Balsamic Vinaigrette

So the other night around 9:30 when all good girls and boys should be getting ready for bed, I decided that I needed a blizzard from Dairy Queen.  It didn't take much convincing to get Michael to go with me.  Once we arrived at the drive thru I was thrilled to discover their Blizzard of the month is . . . (drum roll please) "Triple Chocoholic"!  It was like Dairy Queen knew exactly what I needed.  I was a good girl and ordered the mini version, because we all know mini equals very little calories. I also ate the entire blizzard while we were driving and everyone knows it is hard for calories to stick while you are moving.  When we got home I was able to, throw the empty cup straight into the dumpster and since there was no evidence it was like I never ate it at all.  Don't you just love girl math?

Unfortunately the next day when I stepped on the scale and squeezed into my jeans, I realized that my formula may have been a little flawed.  Maybe it wasn't enough that the car was moving.  I should have been moving, next time I will try eating the Blizzard while walking.

Anyway, I decided that I needed more salad in my life.  All of my health conscious friends love balsamic vinaigrette.  For some reason I really do not enjoy the taste of it it.  But I did get to try a version made out of the white balsamic vinegar. I couldn't find a full size bottle at the store so I decided to try and create my own at home.  If you try this at home, this is just a base recipe, you will probably need to tweak the seasonings to suit your own tastes. After I combined all the ingredients I went back and added additional honey, salt and pepper.


¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
½ white balsamic vinegar

3 tsp Italian seasonings
3 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp fresh ground pepper
2 tsp salt
3 squeezes of the honey bear


Honey Bear is in witness protection so he can't have his picture taken.


Combine all all ingredients in a medium size bowl or large measuring cup


Whisk until well blended.



Serve with your favorite salad.


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Rose @ Walnut Acre said...

Reading this made me want to go have a salad . . . and a Blizzard. :-)

Krista Ogburn Francis said...

Everyone knows eating the salad will cross out the blizzard calories, lol!

I'm going to look for white balsamic; it sounds really good.

LaTisha - Spiced with Love said...

@Rose - As long as you eat the sald first it will be OK to eat the blizzard. Right Krista?

LaTisha - Spiced with Love said...

@Krista - If you find a full size bottle let me know!

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