Sunday, May 23, 2010

Hail Caesar Salad!

We use this dressing/sauce on romaine, soft-boiled eggs, boiled broccoli, stir-fried shrimp or just heirloom tomatoes...

YUM.

We saturated-fat-up the original recipe and here's our version!


High-Sat-Fat Caesar Dressing (Mediter-Asian variant)
Blend with a hand blender in a large 3-4 c size cup or bowl (or if you need a workout, mash in a wooden bowl with a wooden spoon):
-- drained tin of anchovies (Trader Joe's is great)
-- 2-4 cloves garlic
-- 1-3 Tbs mustard (either yellow or Grey Poupon, 3 to 4 Tbs will yield a mayonnaise)
-- 1-3 Tbs soy sauce (Whole Foods and health food stores have wheat-free tamari sauce, same thing)
-- 1-3 Tbs lemon juice or raw apple cidar vinegar
-- 1-2 tsp black pepper
-- 1-2 tsp sugar or honey (**secret ingredient**)
-- 3/4 to one cup MCT Oil (NOW brand which is flavorless)
-- 1-3 Tbs olive oil (or more, I like the polyphenols)
-- 1 to 2 egg yolks (preferable omega-3 free-range chickens)

Adjust the flavors to your personal taste.
Store in fridge for up to one week. MCT oil and coconut oil like other saturated fats are natural preservatives with anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties.



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4 comments:

Mike said...

Wicked recipe for Mayo, Dr BG! I pretty much stick to either naked EVOO, or a spicy version for my salads. This'll add some nice variety!

Completely off topic: You've mentioned taking vitamin D3 supplementation in the AM to avoid potential insomnia---is there any research explaining the mechanism behind this?

Webster said...

Yum! That will work well with my spinach (vitamin E) salard.

I'd like to share one of my fav MCT oil recipes - fudge. Ingredients: cocoa powder, MCT oil, erythritol. Maybe I'm missing something, but what else do you need for fudge (cocoa, sugar, fat)? Mix em up to taste. Reap the benefits of MCT oil and the antioxidants/phenolic phytochemicals of cocoa, without the insulin surge.
Hope someone likes it!

Dr. B G said...

Hey Mike,

My sister actually doubles the garlic which is REALLY spicy!

I read a review by one of the grandfathers of vitamin D (the one with all the patents on the derivatives) and it mentioned the potential for energizing or insomnia. Personally I experience waking up very bushy and bright eyed at 3-4 am if I take vitamin D before bedtime. My elderly patients don't notice a thing if they take inadvertently but physiological all our hormones should try to match natural evolutionary physiological states for optimal functioning, imho.

Elsewhere I've read how melatonin and cortisol are flipped -- lowest cortisol at night and peak of melatonin around 1-2 AM. I suspect vitamin D and melatonin are also switched. There are some great hibernation studies as well as horse mare fertility studies adjusting daylight hours (e.g. vitamin D and melatonin) alone. Moonlight? Might be a factor in the equation too.

-G

Dr. B G said...

Webster,

YUMMMmm! That sounds like a great SNACK! I'll have to ck into erythritol...

-G