I like to mix in salads with a majority of my meals because I've found that if I haven't eaten fresh leafy greens or crisp vegetables in a while I start to feel a bit sick which leads to a lot of complaining.... and a bit of whining. For how open I am to these green mounds I have always been pretty anti-dressing, which often leads to puzzled faces and the constant questioning of if I would like dressing on the side (no, I don't, that's why I didn't order it). However, I've begun to test the salad dressing waters and have already learned what I've been missing out on in numerous instances and with numerous recipes. I'm never going to opt for a heavy cream-filled topper, but I have fallen in love with the delicately vinegary dressing of a simple bistro side salad. Just a handful of dark lettuce leaves and a drizzle of whisked mustard, white vinegar, and oil come together to create a satisfying side for lunch. I've added this to many meals and now even seek it out when choosing what to order, a far departure from the plain leafed girl of the past.