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Friday, May 18, 2018

Salad


Some days nothing but a salad will do.


(Yes, I know - some days only a pizza dripping with melted cheese will do . . .



Or a huge bowl of ice cream,


with chocolate sauce,


whipped cream,


and a cherry on top).



But today, children, we're talking about salad.



This from a gal who is trying to drop a few pounds, so don't be too tough on me, okay?






I love salads.



But they can, I admit, get boring.



I've learned to keep the salad crisper replenished so I can count on crispy lettuce, a cucumber and a sweet onion for basics (tomatoes only during the summer - otherwise, what is the point?).


I'm not a fan of cheese on my salad, but Donald is.  There is always cheese to be found in this house.



And I've learned to keep a few other things on had too, for dress-up.


Strawberries and pecans are nice.  Especially with a raspberry vinaigrette.



Today I went wild and crazy!



Yes.  Yes, I did!



As wild and as crazy, I guess, as you can get within the limitations of salad.



A couple different kinds of lettuce, some thinly sliced chicken breast, cucumber, sweet onion, a few pecans, some pineapple chunks and tossed with a little bit of creamy honey lime cilantro dressing, with a few croutons tossed on top.  (I know, cilantro tastes like soap to many of you.  Thankfully, I'm not one).  


We all know the perils of over-using dressing, it can kill your calorie count just as badly as that aforementioned ice cream, so I try to choose something where I know a little will go a long way.  There are a LOT of really good dressings to be found these days.  Another fave of mine is Panera's Fuji Apple Salad Dressing.


There are also a lot of very good recipes for dressings to be found on-line; such as the creamy honey lime cilantro dressing.



All the makings for Wild and Crazy Salad Making!



(maybe tomorrow I'll give in and have that pizza . . . ).



All while remembering that I have lost 14 pounds since the first of year, with more to go.  


Slowly it goes  -  very slowly it goes . . . 



But.



That's okay.



Slow is good.



In the meantime, I will continue doing my own kind of research on salads and salad dressings.  Who knows where this might lead?!








1 comment:

Lesa said...

Another book! Salads I have loved.