Monday, November 8, 2010

"Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's . . ."

This quote is actually from the bible.  But we are talking salads, Caesar salad, so we will stay on that subject today.  Although the quote has to do with Jesus and taxation, two topics, given the recent Tea Party victories in the polls, which are quite contemporary.

Caesar Salad typically has things in it like eggs, anchovies and cheese, and this dressing, being in a vegan blog, will not have those items in it.  In fact, I don't even know why I am calling it "Caesar" salad. But it is fabulous, and Caesar salad-like, in that it has a creamy, vinaigrette base.  Also, it is quite low in calories and high in protein.  However, it gives a big salad dressing taste, rather than a low fat, kind of unfulfilling vibe, like some salad dressings have when they go the low-cal route.

By all means make your own croutons if you get the chance.  The last time I made this (one night ago), I used toasted sunflower seeds, because I was serving bread and soup, and didn't want to over-do the bread thing.  But really, home made croutons are best.

I will include a crouton recipe as well, for those of you who think making croutons is something that needs a recipe.  See the Losing 70 Pounds page for this recipe.


  1. Hello! To answer your question on my blog re why I don't make the regular porridge at home, it's because I don't get hungry til 10AM and I've been out of the house for three hours by then. Thanks for your comment!

  2. Whoops typo, that should have been two hours.

    Btw your vegan cupcakes look lush! Swoon :)

  3. Shauna - I feel like I have been visited by a famous rapper, or something! Maybe Lil Wayne! Just finished your book and loved it. Like your writing style a lot, knew I would, from visiting your blog. RE: the weighty subject of oatmeal, I just make mine up early that a.m. or night before, keep soy milk and agave at work, and take it to work. But that's just me, of course. Unfortunately, I am again hungry in 1.5 hours. So, lately, have been eating toast with peanut butter - which, you guessed it, I toast at home and take to work . . .