Congratulations to my DOLE Salad Circle Party giveaway winner, Vanessa G!
” My favorite salad ingredient is juicy, red tomatoes. :) I told my teacher friends I work with about the giveaway. I hope that counts as points! You know how teachers love free stuff! Haha. I’d love to win so we can have a salad party. :) ”
Enjoy! xo

Holy guacamole, yesterday was absolutely crazy! As you may know, I launched my official online store with my signature “EAT MORE RABBIT FOOD” shirts! In under 30 minutes I was sold out of all size large and extra larges! WOW, seriously made me blush! I received tons of emails asking for shirts, but I never could’ve imagined them selling this fast! Your support is truly amazing! It’s just me, myself, and I running my blog, Facebook, Twitter, PinterestInstagram, Email, and now my store, so I really appreciate your patience and support! In a few short hours I had a triple digit number of orders that I am now organizing and shipping to their recipients. I am sooo excited for you guys to get your shirts! Because of the super quick sales, the online shop is down for some maintenance and updating, but it should be back shortly, since I still have some shirts available for purchase.

This whole online store thing is brand new to me and I am quickly learning so much. For example, I need to find shirts that are available in more sizes! I have been getting quite a few comments and messages about shirts not being available in larger sizes, and this is a great suggestion for my next batch of shirts! Since the first day that I launched my blog, I have been receiving inquiries about the “EAT MORE RABBIT FOOD” shirt that I am wearing in my main photos. By popular demand, I did everything that I could to get the exact same heather green American Apparel racerback to sell on my site. Unfortunately American Apparel only offers a small variety of shirts in this color, which left me with my favorite racerback in sizes XS-L and a women’s T-shirt from S-XL, so I made sure to order every size available!

I in no way shape or form intended to exclude anyone from being able to buy a certain sized shirt. I have been the girl who didn’t fit clothes at a “regular” store before and I know how it feels to leave empty handed and never wanted that to happen on my own website. I’m still getting the hang of things and learning what everyone wants to see on RFFMBT! This was only the first round of RFFMBT shirts and I’m positive that there will be many more to come.That being said, I would love YOUR input on what YOU would like to see in the next round of shirts/merch! I have had all different types of suggestions from gym bags, to socks, and some different clothing brand options! One reader suggested that I look into Just My Size by Hanes for a variety of sizes and comfy basics to print on!

What would you like to see in the RFFMBT Store? New styles, brands, sizes, colors, designs?
I can’t wait to hear your ideas!

Since I announced my DOLE Salad Circle Party Giveaway winner today, I thought that it was appropriate to give you guys a salad dressing recipe! Today’s super simple recipe comes from none other than Chef AJ. She has created a sweet and tangy, fat-free, plant based salad dressing that takes only 5 ingredients to make! What a woman! This is a fabulous addition to salads that already contain your recommended serving of plant based fat. Say your salad already includes nuts or avocado… just drizzle one tablespoon of naturally fat-free Take 5 Salad Dressing for great flavor and balance. This can also be used as a dip for veggies i.e. sliced bell pepper, carrots, and broccoli!

Take 5 Salad Dressing
Makes nine 1 Tbsp servings

2 Tbsp water
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp low-sodium miso paste (I use Kyoto White Low-Sodium Miso Paste)
2 Tbsp date syrup or maple syrup
1 Tbsp dijon (preferably low-sodium)

Combine all ingredients in a small jar or container with lid and shake shake shake, shake shake shake, shake your dressing. shake your dressinggggg!
Note: If you have never purchased miso paste before, it can usually be found in the refrigerated soy/dairy/yogurt section of most grocery stores. I buy mine at whole foods.

Have a fabulous weekend! xo

18 Comments on Take 5 Salad Dressing

  1. Kristine
    August 10, 2012 at 4:08 am (12 years ago)

    Hey! I’m a RFFMBT follower! Love everything! I am a graphic designer for a men’s/ womens tshirt line, and wanted to know if you have a plan for you next round of tees. We have a couple factories we work with and an excellent printer. If you are interested, please email me! I would love to help. + and we have plenty of current tanks, tees, cropped tees, etc that we have in the line.
    Good luck!

    • Cassie
      August 10, 2012 at 5:14 am (12 years ago)

      Hi!!!! The t-shirts are super cute. I definitely need to keep an eye out for the next round.

      You should get some work out headbands made in the heather green color. I would think those would be a huge hit and people can show their support! 🙂

      • Catherine
        August 13, 2012 at 11:29 pm (12 years ago)

        Love that idea, I’m a huge fan of headbands!

    • Catherine
      August 13, 2012 at 11:30 pm (12 years ago)

      Thanks Kristine! I might be sending you an email xo

  2. Nicole
    August 10, 2012 at 5:19 am (12 years ago)

    Hi there! Just a first time visitor who shares your passion for yummy food from the earth because it tastes great and makes my body the best it can be!

    An unexpected HUGE FIND, THANK YOU, to finally learn where Miso Paste is! I am just starting to make my own dressings, so I clicked over. Then voila, bonus, you tell me where to find miso paste!

    It’s no lie that I’ve had a Miso salmon recipe in my kitchen for four years, un-tried, because I’ve never found Miso. OK, so I haven’t looked THAT hard, but woohoo, thank you!!

    • Catherine
      August 13, 2012 at 11:33 pm (12 years ago)

      Hahaha Nicole you are hilarious! About a year ago I didn’t even know how to say Quinoa! I used to pronounce it “Quin-oh-uh.” FAIL! haha Some of the ingredients I use can be kind of tricky to locate so I like to help everyone become familiar with them 🙂 I cannot wait for you to finally try your Miso Salmon Recipe! xo

  3. Alyssa Fermin
    August 10, 2012 at 10:31 am (12 years ago)

    HIIII oh my gosh!! im so glad i bought the racerback tank last night as soon as i got your email that they were online!! 🙂 love the shirt!! i think maybe some neon shirts like a neon pink or neon blue or a neon lime green!!! maybe put a little bunny somewhere on the shirt! Maybe even do some yoga pants/shorts!! and put your logo on it somehow maybe on the band!! 🙂 i cant wait to see what you come up with!!!

    • Catherine
      August 13, 2012 at 11:34 pm (12 years ago)

      Omg I hope I can have an entire line of workout clothes one day! Pink has been a popular request, so you might be seeing pink shirts next time 🙂 I’m so happy you got a racerback! xo

  4. Vanessa G
    August 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm (12 years ago)

    I love the shirts!! I’m going to have to get one. 🙂

    • Catherine
      August 13, 2012 at 11:35 pm (12 years ago)

      Thanks Vanessa! The Racerbacks sold out so quickly, so I am hoping to get more! xo

  5. Susanna @
    August 12, 2012 at 11:50 am (12 years ago)

    I never use salad dressing because I think it ruins the freshness of salad. But this one is so different that I definitely want to try it out!

    • Catherine
      August 12, 2012 at 12:16 pm (12 years ago)

      Intriguing combination of ingredients 🙂 Let me know if you give it a try! xo

  6. Jess
    August 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm (12 years ago)

    Hi Catherine,

    Totally unrelated, but I couldn’t find your email on the site, so I figured a comment was the best way. I am looking for some tips. As always happens to me when I start a new diet/exercise plan, I got sick this weekend. I worked out yesterday, but today just feel like crap and know my body needs its rest. My problem is this: every time this happens, after I get well again, I never go back to working out. The cold breaks the groove and motivation I’ve had, and I just don’t go back to it. I’m hoping it won’t happen this time, as I’m actually itching to do my daily zumba, but just know I shouldn’t. Do you have any tips about working out, etc., after you come down with something?

    Loving your blog!

    • Catherine
      August 13, 2012 at 11:46 pm (12 years ago)

      Hi Jess! This is the perfect place to ask questions 🙂
      I haven’t quite experienced the same thing as you, but I have definitely gotten sick during during my journey! It can really throw you off! I think that I have actually gotten sick from the gym before (no one I knew was sick, so I blamed the dirty machines and circulating air conditioning). The next time you feel sick up your fluid intake. Experts say that we should drink half of our body weight in ounces (ex a 130 lb woman should drink 65 oz of water per day). Keeping yourself hydrated can help prevent your upper and lower respiratory secretions from becoming thick, which helps clear your airways when you are sick. The next time you feel like you are coming down with something, try working out outside. I like to avoid stuffy gyms and feel so much better getting out and breathing in clean air. If you are sick but are totally itching to move and exercise, try going for a light walk/power walk. Walking is really good for you! Once you start to feel better, maybe start jogging or more intense exercise outdoors until you feel 100% before going back to the gym. I hope that this helps! Getting sick is no fun! xo

  7. Valencia Lia
    August 13, 2012 at 10:54 pm (12 years ago)

    A new RFFMBT follower and I’m loving all your blog posts and recipes too! Going to place an order for the new RFFMBT tank top soon.. Love them!

    Please have them in canvas tote bag versions, they’ll look cute i bet!

    • Catherine
      August 13, 2012 at 11:01 pm (12 years ago)

      Hi Valencia! Welcome to RFFMBT, I’m so happy you found me 🙂
      I am completely sold out of Racerbacks right now, but I will definitely be ordering more! Totes would be so fun! Thanks for the idea! xo

  8. Erica Jean
    August 15, 2012 at 7:10 pm (12 years ago)


    I was just scrolling down to see if someone had suggested totes, but I see they did. So I am going to suggest it again. I love totes!! But if you do, make sure you get thicker ones. Thin ones tend to get holes quickly. And have funky colors! I am sad the racer backs are sold out. 🙁 But I can’t wait to see what you come up with next.
    Also I have a question about a comment you replied to, about drinking water. Are you suppose to drink that much water everyday? or just when you are not feeling well? I know I would be able to lose more weight, and not feel as hungry all the time if I drank more water, but sometimes I just can’t seem to drink it. I have been known to go a whole day without drinking anything. Which is not good, I know. Any tips on making drinking more water more bare-able?

    • Catherine
      August 16, 2012 at 1:47 am (12 years ago)

      Hi Erica!

      Thanks for the tote bag suggestion 🙂

      You should be drinking half of your body weight in oz every single day. Again for example, a 130lb woman should drink 65oz of water per day! I think of it as, the more water you drink, the less you will weigh! Water helps flush out toxins and waste products from the body leading to less bloat and water retention (due to lack of water).

      I have never been a huge soda drinker, so water and teas have always been my go to beverage. I love my water ice cold! As for flavoring, you could infuse s pitcher of water overnight with some cucumber, lemon, and orange slices for a refreshing flavor! Or crush up a couple of raspberries with a sprig of mint and mix into ice cold water! I would try to mix natural ingredients before trying other flavoring products, but if you are really having trouble keeping up with your water intake you could use a 0 calorie, 0 carb, 0 sugar powdered flavoring.


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