It's hard to be on a diet when you are a cook. Now I know what you are thinking, "but you're a cook", you can make low fat, low calorie everything. Uh-huh. That is what makes it doubly hard. I KNOW what things are supposed to taste like and there are just some things that will never, ever taste like the "real" thing.
So what's a serial dieter and consummate cook to do? Do her best. Here is the best "diet" blue cheese dressing around. I took out the sour cream and mayo and substituted yogurt. I'm having a tad on my lunch salad today.
Blue Cheese Dressing:
1 cup Greek style 0% fat yogurt (my favorite is FACE)
Juice of half a lemon
1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
Fresh Ground Pepper
Skim Milk as needed to thin
Whisk the yogurt, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste together. Stir in blue cheese. Add skim milk by tablespoons until desired consistency.
Tastes like the real thing. I promise.