Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Eat to Live Cookbook Project: Nutritarian Caesar Dressing

It's so hard for me to review this dressing. It's just that the taste of "my" Caesar dressing remains in my memory. You can check that recipe out here. It's pretty healthy, but "my" oil-free Caesar dressing has salt in it from the low sodium Tamari. It's better than the Caesar Dressing from the Eat to Live Cookbook. It's hard to get around that.

Nutritarian Caesar Dressing
from The Eat to Live Cookbook by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, p. 82

Did I like it? Yes

Was it easy to make with readily available ingredients? Kelp Granules are the only unusual ingredient, or at least they were to me. I had never heard of them before, but since becoming aware of them I see that they are pretty easy to source. I didn't have them at the time so I used other sea vegetables that I had in my pantry. But I did pick up some Kelp Granules in case they are used in any other recipes from the Eat to Live Cookbook.

What specifically did I like about the recipe? I enjoyed what I did with the dressing, which was make up a large bowl of salad that lasted for days. I simply put lots of raw kale, shredded Brussels Sprouts and a few tablespoons of nutritional yeast into a bowl and then dressed it with the Nutritarian Caesar Dressing. It was yummy.

What specifically didn't I like about the recipe? The flavor was a little mild for my taste. Perhaps it could have used even more raw garlic?

Did my husband like it? Yes

Did my teenage daughter like it? N/A

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

Would I make it again? Maybe

Is there anything I would do to improve on it if I made it again? While I might not make the Nutritarian Caesar Dressing recipe from the Eat to Live Cookbook again, working through this project has inspired me to make my Caesar dressing recipe but greatly reduce the amount of low sodium Tamari in it. I think that's a pretty great compromise.

Overall Grade (completely unscientific, I admit): B

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

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