Maple- Dijon Vinaigrette:
2 tbsp dijon mustard (you can also use a grainy mustard)
3 tbsp real maple syrup (you can sub honey or maybe even agave, haven't tried)
1/4 cup red wine vinegar (or white wine, or balsamic- gives it a stronger flavour)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
In a small bowl, mix together dijon mustard and maple syrup. Combine the vinegar, and then slowly whisk in the olive oil. Taste! This is important! Some people like the dressing more mild, more sweet, more tangy; it all depends on what you like. Drizzle dressing over a romaine lettuce salad. It's good just the way it is. If you want to go fancy, top salad with candied pecans (roughly chopped or left whole), and/or pomegranate seeds, and if you are having a dairy meal, you can put in chunks of creamy goat cheese! Yum!!!