The holidays just started and I know I didn’t do everything that I told myself I would do. Like, only eating whatever I want on Thanksgiving day not the day before, not the day after… And I forgot to mention that I didn’t exercise at all, even making myself believe the only day I wouldn’t exercise would be on Thanksgiving day. So, I don’t need to say again that I didn’t accomplish anything I wanted, right?! And I’ve already noticed the combination of excess food + drinks +no exercise = I felt some of my clothes getting tighter!!. Urrggg
Different from previous years, I’m not going to wait for the end of the holidays to start my “balanced” lifestyle lol . So, I proposed to Marilyn to start a 30 day challenge of diet and exercise (Christmas break). We started yesterday!! Yes, Sunday!! On our diet there’s nothing crazy (I have done so many crazy diets and I learned that it doesn’t work for me) we eat more salad with any type of meat, avoid carbs and sweets and exercise more.
To start off this 30 day challenge we made this delicious Iceberg Wedge salad. Marilyn made this homemade blue cheese dressing. Here is the recipe.
Ingredients for the salad
1/2 head of iceberg lettuce cut into 4 wedge size servings
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes diced
4 slices of bacon cooked and diced
Crumbled blue cheese
Ingredients for the dressing:
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons minced shallots
4 dashes Tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon white vinegar
10 ounces crumbled blue cheese
Mix mayonnaise, sour cream and buttermilk until smooth. Combine with the rest of the ingredients until smooth.
Start baking the bacon on a rack to let the fat drain off the meat.
While the bacon is in the oven you can start cutting the iceberg lettuce in wedges.
The same with the tomatoes.
Place a wedge of iceberg lettuce on a plate. Spoon the blue cheese dressing over the lettuce.
Cook your eggs to your taste. We like them soft inside.
Top with tomatoes, bacon and blue cheese crumbles. Garnish with a little freshly cracked black pepper.
Have a great week!
Beijos e Tchau!