Friday, August 21, 2009

Could it be the dressing?

Ever watch "The Doctors?" Well, if you know Philip McClusky, you probably have. He proudly showed off what a raw diet did for him on a past episode.

Since viewing that show, I have continued to tune in from time to time. On one occasion, I learned about a salad that has been rumored to induce labor.

Since 1993, Caioti Pizza Cafe in California has been serving up "The Salad" to expecting moms "eager to sample a salad made world famous by claims of the labor-inducing properties of its salad dressing."

"This world famous dressing is a natural recipe made with pure olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sun-dried tomatoes, spices, herbs, seasonings and love. It has acquired a following among serious foodies who appreciate its balance of flavors and versatility as a salad dressing, marinade or condiment."

It makes sense, especially considering the fact that it is packed with a hefty does of balsamic vinegar and herbs, which I can only assumed include basil and oregano. These ingredients have been suspected to have labor-inducing qualities when conditions are right.

The dressing is served over romaine and watercress with walnuts and Gorgonzola cheese. I made a similar version at home minus the watercress and cheese, so hopefully the real secret is in the dressing. I've been having VERY REGULAR contractions all morning (if this post doesn't make sense, you know why). I guess we'll just have to wait and see.