For as long as I can remember, I have loved salad. I was that weird kid eating a salad when all the other kids were eating pizza rolls and pop-tarts.
I love all kinds of salads. Caesar, Wedge, Cobb (one of personal favorites), Greek, Fruit, bean… I love them all!
I think it’s the strategic combination of flavors that mostly appeals to my taste buds (I don’t like eating lettuce by itself. What am I? A rabbit?)
My experience eating salad has served me well, too. Yes, yes, it’s good for me. But mainly, it’s taught me what goes well together so now I make my own awesome salads (cheaper than $8/bowl).
For a while (after maternity leave when I was feeling especially productive), I made jar salads. My jar salads were the envy of the department. The colorful layers of produce drew attention from artists, even! I take pride in the aesthetic appeal of my salads. I take extra time to make my food pretty before I eat it. I think it tastes better that way.
This is my lunch today.
Yes! That’s a brat! A turkey cheddar brat (no fillers). It’s the little surprises that make a salad great. This is a bowl full of yummy goodness topped with my homemade honey mustard vinaigrette.