Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Off we Go!

Lack of sleep due to Olympics, weddings, dinners, and theater can really take its toll on you. So where ever I can I try to sneak in some juice for Thatboy and I to keep our vitamins up. I'm loving this Bossa Nova stuff lately, so I usually keep some of it on hand in the fridge. Thatboy and I tend to split bottles and water them down. I've been doing that with juice for years and have been really working on Thatboy to do the same since he drinks so much juice, which is just loaded with sugar.

To go with our dinner tonight (more on that later) I decided to use the juice in a vinaigrette. When I use juice in a dressing, I like to make the salad a little spicy, so in this I used the dressing to top a salad of arugula and red onion. Lots of bite in there! And you can't see it, but the arugula is on a bed of oranges - even more vitamin C! We need all the energy we can get this month!

Acai Vinaigrette
1 Tbsp Bossa Nova Juice
1/6 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt

Whisk together all ingredients.

And since this recipe uses the "tool of the month," the whisk, I'm submitting it to Joelen's Tasty Tools event!


  1. Yum I am a fan of fruity, spicy salads.

  2. what a great idea to use juice in dressing! yummy! that bossa nova stuff looks good!

  3. Using acai in a vinaigrette is such a great idea. I love it!

  4. i don't even know what bossa nova juice IS.

  5. i'm not usually a huge fan of fruit or juice on my salad, but i find i'm slowly coming around. that looks yummy!