Last night, I was did a little summer cleaning. I know most people do their big “cleans” in the spring, but I like to be different. In keeping with the different theme, I also wasn’t cleaning my house, though I did that too (per my weekly cleaning schedule, obviously.)
I was cleaning my computer. My computer has been operating at a snail’s pace lately and it drives me bonkers, so I thought if I trashed some old files and pictures that I don’t need, my baby will start to run better. And by better I mean faster. Faster running = happier Katie.
While I was looking through some old blog posts and old photos, I realized that WHOA I eat a lot of salads.
Breakfast salad – sauteed kale, spinach, kabocha, turkey, salsa, red peppers, mustard
Another breakfast salad – kabocha, broccoli, salsa, nooch, mustard
Breakfast salad in London – sauteed kale, zucchini, onions with nooch and mustard.
Yes, I eat salad for breakfast. Call me weird, I don’t care. But also? Don’t knock it until you try it. You’ll be converted, I promise.
Scrambled eggs over greens with some salsa might be the best breakfast ever. That is truly the breakfast of champions.
Of course, salad isn’t just for breakfast….
I ate this same exact salad for about 2 months straight. I’m not kidding.
With a veggie burger, butternut squash, and goddess dressing
With whatever I could find in my sister’s fridge – baba ganouj, mango salsa among other thing.
Then there are the mix-meat-from-a-can/pouch salads. I have branched out beyond tuna lately to include shrimp and crab also.
You know what I just thought about? BRATS. Grill a few extra in the evening and crumble the leftovers over a salad. Oh man, I am the smartest woman alive.
My beefed-up version of a wimpy salad at Wagamama’s in London
Generally, my salads are mainly veggies, with some meat of some kind (loving the shrimp lately), and some kind of fat. Unfortunately, my favorite salad fat is avocado, which were dirt cheap when I lived in Arizona. Moving to the midwest has all but halted my avocado consumption because I’m a total cheapskate, but I need to just suck it up and deal.
Avocados are so tasty, it’s probably worth going into debt over them, no?
That right there is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, as they say, but that’s probably enough for one day.
What is your take on salads? I used to HATE salads, and now I eat at least one giant salad a day. And when I say giant, I mean it. I don’t throw that word around loosely.
Is there a food you love that you would pay anything for?
Any great avocado recipes?