It’s a Dreary and Drizzly day here in New York. It’s Downright chilly out and a Darn shame that it can’t just be spring already…. Daffodils in bloom, kids picking Dandelions…
Okay. I think you get it. It’s D day here at the A to Z challenge.
And this gray day could really use a punch of color and brightness.
So, I painted my nails hot pink (I’m obsessed with my new Julep subscription)
And decided to mix up a delicious salad.
Now salads can be boring.
If everything is all one note, same texture, then you’re just going to feel like a bunny munching on greens. No offense to bunnies. Easter Bunny, if you’re reading, I’ll leave you some carrots in exchange for some robin’s eggs.
But if you’re having a salad for lunch, you want it to be interesting enough that you won’t be at the vending machine getting a Snickers bar, and satisfying enough that you’re not rummaging around for a bag of pretzels at 3 o’clock.
Lately I’ve been really into adding dried fruit to my greens. It adds a nice chew, a hint of sweetness and a new texture.
Here’s my spinach
I added some marinated artichokes for some fat and some zing
next some dried cranberries and dried plums (yes, prunes. sounds so much better to say dried plums though, no?)
Some sunflower seeds for crunch and protein to keep me full
A simple dressing of sunflower oil (to pick up on the sunflower seeds) and champagne vinegar and voila!
An interesting, delicious and filling salad