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showcase cauliflower soup

Somehow by living in Maryland, I entered this “polar vortex” which basically  means to me that I am constantly now cold!  It’s rare that I have a house that is quiet and I can take time for me.  Usually I’m rushing from one school activity or nurse’s office to get someone.   I was hungry for a quick lunch and thankfully I had things already made on hand.  I didn’t want to do my usual eat, stand and dash routine and luckily I had some things on hand- cauliflower soup- yes, will post next.  Some argula, roasted beets, toasted pine nuts and my meyer lemon vinaigrette.  

I wanted grilled cheese, but just didn’t have the time.  I cut up some crusty bread, put a couple of thin slices of truffle cheese(so indulgent, I know!) , stuck it in the toaster and joila┬┤,  I had the perfect lunch just for me! DSC_0885

Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
Yields 2
Bright & flavorful dressing
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 2 Meyer Lemons, juiced and seeds strained out
  2. zest from one of the lemons
  3. 1 tsp. honey
  4. 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  5. 1/2 c. olive oil
  1. Add all the ingredients together in a blender or small food processor, except the oil. Once incorporated, slowly add a small stream of the olive oil with the blender still running. It will start to emulsify, which really just means thicken. Once the desired consistency is achieved your done!
  1. You want it to be salad dressing, pourable.
  2. Put it on your favorite salad! I love it on arugula or kale salad.
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