Thursday, September 4, 2014

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

Hi there, I hope your day is off to a good start!

Last night I decided to experiment a bit in the kitchen and start adapting recipes. Every time I "experiment" my family seems to flee the kitchen, afraid they'll be victims of experimentation gone wrong. This Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette = great success. Point, Amanda.

My food processor is Haley's morning alarm to get up for school.

Anyone else feel like they are freezing 24/7?? Thank goodness my boss doesn't think I am crazy.

A hint as to what kind of Homemade Doughnuts are coming at ya soon. Not obsessed with pumpkin or anything.

After my traumatic Gu experience I decided Clif Shot Bloks are my fuel of choice.

A love affair has begun.

I had 14 miles on the schedule. I took 3 shot bloks before the run, 1 at mile 7, 1 at mile 9, and the last one at mile 11. I think splitting up the intake allowed my stomach to digest this fuel much more easily. I loved them!

My half marathon is in 10 days (insert nervous laugh here) and I usually don't like to carry fuel or water with me for anything under a half-marathon. Not necessarily recommended, just a personal preference.

Lately I've been wanting to eat raw foods or make my own recipes so I can avoid processed or artificial additives. I haven't gone crazy with it but I notice I have more energy and feel better when I eat clean. Hence my inspiration to make my own salad dressing =). Enjoy! Let me know if you try it!


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 

  • Whisk all ingredients and serve =)

**Adapted recipe from Anne!

Do you run with fuel for a half-marathon? Favorite gear?


  1. I'll definitely be trying this salad dressing. It looks easy and delicious.

  2. Awesome! Let me know how it turns out!


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