The mind is a powerful thing. I make a point each day to spend a few minutes dwelling on my love for my husband. I put everything else out of my mind and focus on how much I love him, all he does for me, plans we have together, and his positive traits. Call it daydreaming, meditating, whatever you will. It works. It puts my mind in a positive frame and makes me eager for the time we will have later in the evening.
Romantic Tip: Spend a few minutes daydreaming about your love and the romantic things you want to do together.
Now on to today's recipe!
I have been talking on here a lot about my husband and the lunches I pack for him. So why not continue? One thing I always pack is fresh veggies. I am one of the fortunate people that have a husband that loves all vegetables, especially raw. Unfortunately he likes a dipping sauce. Added fat and calories. So I lightened up a dressing/dipping sauce for him that he loves. I added anchovies for flavor and protein. Cut down the mayonnaise with greek yogurt and buttermilk. Fresh herbs are the key here. The more the merrier!
Buttermilk Green Goddess Dressing
slightly adapted from The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup greek yogurt
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
1/4 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 anchovy fillets packed in oil (drained, chopped)
2 minced garlic cloves
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
In a blender, blend all the ingredients until smooth. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.