Friday, November 26, 2010

Dill veggie salad

I made an awesome veggie salad last night. It also has a fiber and protein boost from the chickpeas, and a healthy fat boost from the avocado. This is similar to a salad I've made before, I just switched up the dressing. I originally used a sweet balsamic dressing, but this time I made a sweet and tangy dill vinaigrette.
Sweet and Tangy Vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped dill
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon
  • 1 tbsp agave
  • 2 tsp tamari
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
Whisk together, or put into blender. It will form a nice creamy yellow colour. This dressing is delicious. It was perfect with the salad.

I did some abs and cardio today at the gym, and I have a super headache from working on my shoulders yesterday. Does anyone else get headaches when they work on shoulders? I did my own spin class again today (that was my cardio), it was fun. My legs were having trouble keeping up though, they're so sore from Wednesdays leg workout. I plan on trying to work all muscle groups twice a week now, so we'll see how that goes. Tomorrow should be legs again, but I don't know if they can handle it.

With abs, sometimes I like to switch it up and do one full time with weights. I think your body gets used to doing abs with just your body weight, so they're forced to adapt when you add weights to the mix. Definitely will feel it tomorrow!

Now Im off to Noahs for some more Vega powder and some chia seeds.

Ohhh, I did a mac & cheese recipe from oh she glows last night, but I didn't really like it. I won't post the recipe, it's on her website, but here are some pictures.

The cheese sauce
The finished product. Not enough flavour.

See you later!


  1. Your salad look so refreshing!! About if you had some hot sauce in the cheese macaroni !!just an ideas!!! Love Mom xoxo

  2. Hey Mare! I have a question about the salad you use extra virgin olive oil or just olive oil? I have extra virgin and I dont know if its cheap or what but when I make dressings its disgusting! It has this chemical taste...blah