46 responses

  1. Jenny
    June 29, 2010

    I’m a moderate dressing lover… can’t handle too much of anything!

  2. chasingthenow
    June 29, 2010

    I like some dressings, but not many. Cesar and Italian are the best, Ranch is okay.

    –P.S. I hate when other companies treat people like that. So silly.

  3. dorrybird
    June 29, 2010

    I love my dressing on the side – agree with you that sometimes it’s better to just taste the yummy salad ingredients. 🙂

  4. Erica
    June 29, 2010

    Loving the (intentional?) Full House reference 😀

  5. caronae
    June 30, 2010

    Your eats look so good today. Honestly though, to someone who has been eating nothing but plain bread for days (bas food poisoning!) anything that isn’t plain bread looks tasty.

    I used to not like dressing but now I enjoy the flavor it adds — you only need a little bit and the healthy fats bring a salad up a notch!

  6. Sarah
    June 30, 2010

    I hate it when salad is overdressed. I also hate salad with NO dressing though. I’m a fork dipper myself 😀 I get dressing on the side an then just dip the tines of my fork in for a little bit on each bite. My husband thinks it’s so weird, hahaha.

  7. Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    June 30, 2010

    I definitely do not like a lot of dressing. I always ask for it on the side. I am more like you and prefer the taste of all the things in the salad. Sometimes I dip my fork in the dressing but drenched salad is yucky!

  8. gavrielski
    June 30, 2010

    Looks like your days are busy and productive! I am–and always have been–a dressing hater. There’s something about the vast majority of salad dressings that just doesn’t taste right to me! I prefer a little bit of lemon juice, salt, pepper, and some garlic powder when I’m feeling a little bit more adventurous. 🙂 Good luck tomorrow!

  9. kaztronomic
    June 30, 2010

    I seriously dislike dressing. It makes for soggy salads. I tend to cover mine in avocado. 😀

  10. Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    June 30, 2010

    I’m not all that into dressings either – oil & vinegar is fine by me.

  11. Kristin
    June 30, 2010

    I feel like there is a magic ratio of dressing to salad ingredients that only I can master. When someone else mixes it, the ratio is usually off and I have a hard time enjoying my salad. Sad, but so true.

  12. britchickruns
    June 30, 2010

    I’m definetly not a dressing lover – I always ask for it on the side. Most of the time they’re far too oily for my liking :s
    I hope today goes OK for you 🙂

  13. Lisa @ bakebikeblog
    June 30, 2010

    Argh I always ask for it on the side for EXACTLY the same reason!!!!! So icky when it is COVERED in oil!!!

  14. Amanda
    June 30, 2010

    I hate most dressings because they’re too heavy and ruin all the “goodies,” like you said.

    I usually like a light balsamic or oil and vinegar just to liven up the veggies and bring out the taste.

    ~Amanda

  15. soyaetchocolat
    June 30, 2010

    I always remember to ask for the dressing on the side because I don’t like the vinegar taste of ALL salad dressings. It’s always to acid for my taste… I have found out that, if I mix 1 part EVOO, 1 part balsamic vinegar and 1 part maple syrup, then I can enjoy the light vinegar taste. It’s actually THE best salad dressing in the world. Unfortunately, I don’t think I can order it in any restaurant… 🙁 So it’s just a little bit of oil, salt and pepper for me!

  16. Emily
    June 30, 2010

    I used to love salads slathered in dressing when I was younger, and now I can’t stand it. I agree with fork-dipping! It’s the way to go. Just a bit of flavor to kick up the taste of all those greens!

  17. Cassie
    June 30, 2010

    I am obsessed with salt and vinegar chips. They would not have lasted long in my hands!

  18. Courtney @ Three Months
    June 30, 2010

    I’ll admit, I do like dressings. BUT if the salad itself is very flavorful and has great textures, then a light dressing it will be! 🙂

  19. Amanda
    June 30, 2010

    I prefer my salads naked.

  20. amanda
    June 30, 2010

    i definitly could live without dressing. however, i usually end up putting it on my salad. but i never miss it if it’s not there.

    your job seems like such fun. although, i know you work hard! but i enjoy the traveling aspect and meeting new people and such. i need to find a job like that. taking applications? haha.

  21. steph
    June 30, 2010

    I don’t know what kind of snickers you are eating, because that granola bar does not taste like one to me. In my dreams! haha.

  22. Kelsey
    June 30, 2010

    I’m not really a dressing lover…I find that there are so few dressings that I enjoy, I’d rather just eat my salad without it! Although, I will occasionally use a vinaigrette-type dressing if I feel like changin’ it up.

  23. Lisa
    June 30, 2010

    It is great you find such healthy food even when you are eating out.

  24. Amanda
    June 30, 2010

    So rude of the other vendors – my mom is attending this conference and she did indeed take yesterday “off” to take a tour of the area 🙂 I’m a dressing person – what can I say, I can’t do veggies alone yet!

  25. carol
    June 30, 2010

    this comment is not meant to be rude but .. why do you comment on the ingredients on the granola bar being kind of bad ..? I understand there is a long ingredient list but isnt it better compared to chips?

    • Meghann
      June 30, 2010

      Not necessarily. The chips have roughly 3 ingredients: Potatoes, Vegetable Oil, and seasonings – all ingredients that I recognize and all I would consider more ‘real food’. The granola bar has a LONG list of ingredients – some I don’t recognize and some I would consider fake food. I am a BIG believer in real food as opposed to fake food that may or may not have less calories.

  26. Emilyeatsclean
    June 30, 2010

    While I do like dressing, I definitley prefer it on the side. I’m a dip-my-salad kind of person!

  27. megan
    June 30, 2010

    are you reading something borrowed? I read that and really liked it. well, I don’t like the subject matter all that much as I think it’s completely wrong 🙂 but the book was really good

  28. Danielle
    June 30, 2010

    I like very simple vinaigrettes lightly drizzled over a salad. I think the beets and toppings in the salad you had are the best part. I like to taste my veggies. I use the dressing to complement the flavor, not overwhelm it.

  29. Juli D.
    June 30, 2010

    Dressing is great because it keeps things interesting! There are so many different flavors you can put into a dressing that will not only change up your food (in this case salad) but you can also infuse flavors into the dressing that will enhance the flavor of the veggies. It’s such an easy way to amp up your food.

  30. Fueling for Fitness
    June 30, 2010

    I am in the exact same boat. I usually remember to ask for dressing on the side, but on the rare occasions that I don’t, I always end up with an upset stomach or loss of taste in my mouth.

    The other day, I had a gorgeous zucchini spaghetti dish with pesto that would have been *stellar* had they not drenched it with oily pesto. 🙁

    -Alison

  31. theprocessofhealing
    June 30, 2010

    I like dressing, but just a little bit. I don’t like it DRENCHED.

  32. Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards)
    June 30, 2010

    I love GOOD dressing in moderation! Here in Mozambique we dont really have salad at ALL, and if you ever have a little lettuce with some tomatoes on top, people just dump a bunch of oil on top. Not even olive oil… like, regular old vegetable greasy oil. I have a newfound respect and love for vinegarettes and Italian and other dressings!

  33. teneightsixfour
    June 30, 2010

    I totally recognized the 16th St Mall in one of your pictures! I love Denver, its my favorite! & I’m def a moderate dressing kinda girl!

  34. Marissa
    June 30, 2010

    I need some wetness and flavor to my salads, but I hate it when its drenched! I don’t use dressing myself (too many funky ingredients and the nicer brands are too expensive). Salsa and mustard both make fine substitutes in my opinion!

  35. Kellie
    June 30, 2010

    I don’t like lots of dressing on my salad. It ruins all the fresh flavors of the salad.

  36. Brianna
    June 30, 2010

    I am definately a dressing lover! Dressings, dipping sauces, anything to coat my food is a must. I prefer creamier dressings to vinaigrettes, but I know they’re healthier for me so I make the sacrifice from time to time.

  37. Danielle C.
    June 30, 2010

    Now I am craving that sub, sounds so good!

    How do you like Something Borrowed? It was one of my favorite “chick lit” books of all time. I can’t wait for the movie next year!

  38. Jessica
    June 30, 2010

    I’ve read something borrowed! I actually like Something Blue better, but I own all of her books, in case you want to borrow the other 3!

  39. Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    June 30, 2010

    I like a very light amount of dressing. There is a salad place near my work that asks “light, medium or heavy” on the dressing and it makes me so happy! Drenched salads just ruin it for me…

  40. Lauren @ Running Examiner
    June 30, 2010

    I’m super particular about dressing. I love balsamic (vinegar or vinaigrette), but that’s about it. (Possible exception–carrot ginger. It’s amazing). I almost always ask for my dressing on the side. If I don’t, the servers are far too liberal with it!

  41. Michelle…
    June 30, 2010

    I love me a good dressing, but always on the side as it can be rather overwhelming if there’s too much. It’s much easier to add extra than take away too much.

  42. cara
    June 30, 2010

    I just dont think dressing is worth the calories. I like ranch but all the olive oil/vinegar kind are gross to me.

  43. Brynne
    June 30, 2010

    I hate when I forget to ask for dressing on the side! I’ve had salads so drenched I literally couldn’t eat them. I don’t get why people try to mask the taste of vegetables??

  44. missyrayn
    June 30, 2010

    Just a bit of vinegar is good for me. I learned this from my Peruvian friend who only had lemon or vinegar. I really don’t like regular dressing because it just masks the flavors. I think restaurants do it because they give you mostly iceberg.

    How rude of the other people. Just be nice. I’m sure they had tons of freebies.

  45. Miranda @ MirandasJeans
    June 30, 2010

    Dressing on the side always. I hate it too how the salad is soaked in dressing to the point that that is all you can ever taste. I love to taste the food I’m eating and not just the sauce or dressing.

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