For years –and I am not exaggerating– I thought I would prepare two dressings I know I like and are good to me. Though they are fairly easy and cheap, I never prepared them. Today I made them and included them in my lunch:
Salad dressing: We don’t have sauces or mayo in salads in my country; we generally add oil, vinegar or lemon and salt. My new salad dressing is made of balsamic vinegar, and instead of olive oil I add liquid vaselin, which I keep in a bottle with olives inside to give it some taste. It was delicious and hopefully it will help me digest food more quickly, if you know what I mean.
Tartar sauce: just light mayo processed together with pickled vegetables. Easy, fresh and light. I added a generous spoonful to my lean steak.
If they are so simple and easy to make, why did I take years to make them? Today I was home alone for lunch, and for the first time I COOKED for myself: steak, arugula salad, these dressings. Simple, but far better that what I would have eaten last year –probably bread, cheese, icecream and cookies.
I am walking a lot these days, and eating right. I still feel the “tug” of sweet treats when I experience frustration, but I can fight it. Thanks to all of you for the way you collaborate, though blogs and forums, with this marvellous moment in my life!