Friday, October 25, 2013

The Eat to Live Cookbook Project: Blueberry Pomegranate Dressing

Before I head out for my girls weekend, I want to finish up my recipe reviews for this past week. This project has been hugely inspirational for me, and I hope you are enjoying being along for the ride. Please let me know in the comments section if there are any recipes from the Eat to Live Cookbook that you have enjoyed. That helps me choose what I will be making in the coming weeks.

Blueberry Pomegranate Dressing
from The Eat to Live Cookbook by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, p. 84

Did I like it? Yes, but it is not for the faint-of-heart or newly Nutritarian. It's pretty out there.

Was it easy to make with readily available ingredients? The recipe calls for Dr. Fuhrman's Wild Blueberry Vinegar, which I do not own. I did, however, have some vinegar that I had let "steep" for six weeks that was a combination of apple cider vinegar and blueberries. I'm sure it's not as delicious as whatever Dr. Fuhrman is selling, but I wanted to give my homemade flavored vinegar a try.

What specifically did I like about the recipe? I like sweet salad dressings, and this one fits that bill, without being overly sweet. Plus, the blueberries and pomegranate juice give this us a big boost of antioxidants.

What specifically didn't I like about the recipe? The color is pretty freaky. It takes some getting used to. And the texture is a little odd because of those teeny tiny seeds in the blueberries. If you can get over those two things, you might really enjoy this dressing.

Did my husband like it? Yes he did!

Did my teenage daughter like it? N/A

Did my eight or five year old try it?  N/A

Would I make it again? I might.

Is there anything I would do to improve on it if I made it again? I would make it exactly as I did this time, where I decreased the amount of nuts in the recipe by half. That takes the dressing down to 1 Tablespoon of nuts per serving (about 25% of my nut allowance for the day).

Overall Grade (completely unscientific, I admit): B+

Have you made Dr. Fuhrman's Blueberry Pomegranate Dressing? What were your impressions? Leave a comment below.

Still don't have the book? What are you waiting for? These recipes are amazing.

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