Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Time-Out: Light Blue Cheese Dressing

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Incidentally, they do not make "light blue" cheese.  There is just blue cheese, but lightened up.  Every time I read this post back I confuse myself so I thought I needed to make a disclaimer right at the very top.  Now you can continue...blue cheese dressing is a favorite of mine.  Or, it used to be before I decided to pack away these 5 extra pounds.  Now, it's the enemy and must be avoided at all cost.  Or so I used to think.  Isn't it funny that sometimes dishes you know you can't have makes you want them all the more?  That's the way it is with me, I've decided.

I threw out all the creamy dressings in our house a few months ago when I decided to start exercising and losing weight for real.  None of that fake "oh I'd love to lose some weight, now excuse me while I sit on the couch and eat bonbons".  I've never eaten bonbons but I bet they are tasty.  Anyway, a few weeks ago I was craving some salad with blue cheese dressing.  Weird, I know, but also true.

Of course, a quick little search told me that others had also had this problem and you could actually make a light blue cheese dressing that, while missing the mark a little bit, was still delightfully tasty and very close to the real thing.  And there you have it, a light blue cheese dressing was available and after I had it that one time, my craving went away.  Now if we could only figure out a similar fix for ice cream.

Light Blue Cheese Dressing (adapted from SkinnyTaste)
Serves:  8 (1 cup dressing)
1/2 cup blue cheese
6 ounces fat-free greek yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

In a small bowl, combine blue cheese, yogurt, lemon juice, vinegar, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.  Stir until the mixture is uniform but the blue cheese is still chunky.  Serve immediately.


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