Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Show and Tell - The best salad dressing E-V-A-H

I have lost myself lately. The stress of these repeated failures, these 3 ICSI cycles of doom have taken their toll on me and I realised the other day that my poor blog has turned into a repository of sadness. Almost completely. The odd post here or there reflects more than the infertility issues, but they are few and far between.

So. I have resolved to try to write a non-infertility-related post every time I write an infertility-related post and I'm starting with something delicious. And I'm tagging into Show and Tell (go see what everyone else is showing too).

This salad dressing is seriously the absolute, most fantastic dressing in the universe. If awesome had dressing on it, it would be this dressing. Oh, and it's crazy simple too. Without further ado I present ...

Punde's Perfect P'salad P'dressing
Equal parts
  • lemon juice
  • balsamic vinegar
  • soy sauce
  • sesame oil
  • Half again as much honey than the other ingredients

So if you made a little serving, just for two, you'd use 1 tsp of the first four and 1.5 tsp of the honey. The dressing is sweet, salty, tangy and smooth all at once and you must must must only use the queen of oils in it.
Mix it all together and serve with salad. Any salad.

We particularly like this salad ...

A big bowl full of baby spinach leaves
15 bite-sized chunks of roast pumpkin (no skin)
Red capsicum slices
Cucumber slices
Sugar-snap peas
A handful of cashews

Layer, toss, whatever. Then dress it right before eating and you will think you have gone to salad heaven. The Big Guy used to dislike salad, but now he eats it 3 or times a week very happily as long as it has a dash of the fantabulous dressing on it.

As an aside, I am amazed. Astounded even.

Apparently the universe is on my side - I am not even allowed to accidentally stumble into infertility. I went to find an alliterative synonym for dressing that started with 'P' 'cause I like that kind of thing and I landed at This is what they had to offer ... who knew fecundation or fertilisation were synonyms for dressing! Ha. I won't be going there again - FAIL!


  1. I would have thought fecundation and fertilization would follow UNdressing...

    Sounds yummy, will have to try...

  2. LOL...I agree with JB!

    The dressing sounds great!

  3. Well, I will be spending the day trying to figure out what fertilization has to do with dressing. Thanks for the activity.

    Your p'dressing sounds particularly pleasing!

  4. That dressing sounds divine! I'm going to have to try it!

  5. sounds delicious...haha to JB's comment too

  6. Oh, yum! That sounds very delicious! I will definitely have to try it.

    I'm still working out what dressing has to do with fertility and fecundity as well!

  7. Sounds gooood! Though I'll have to try it with agave syrup instead of honey.

  8. That sounds wonderful... we eat a lot of salad in our house, I am looking forward to trying it.

  9. That dressing sounds delicious! I can't wait to make it! I think I'll have salad for dinner tonight.

  10. I am definitely going to try that salad dressing!

  11. Ok, the dressing sounds lovely as does
    dressing. who knew? there is no escape I realized.

    Thank you for sharing the recipe! I have everything right here and will absolutely be trying it!

    take care Pundelina.

  12. Holy yum! That dressing looks so tangy and Oriental-ish! Will give that one a try.


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