Thursday, September 8, 2011

What I ate today

Dudes, I hate when people are all, "Oh my gosh, I had the best salad today! Here is the recipe!" because come on, salad is pretty much salad, unless it's like egg salad or something. Basically, you combined vegetables and were happy with the results. This isn't alchemy; chances are it was going to turn out okay anyway.

But I ate a salad today that was pretty cool, and I had never before combined these ingredients, and I was sad that I hadn't, and I thought maybe you would like to try it too. It's pretty awesome. I mean, it's not going to change your life or lower your taxes, but it will taste good.

Mostly this salad happened because I had all the ingredients on hand and was trying to use them up. Here's what I combined:
-Half a grilled chicken breast.
-Maybe 1/4 cup feta cheese. (Okay, probably 1/3 cup. That shit's delicious, and you can buy it in one-pound bricks at Sam's and then freeze half of it. YOU'RE WELCOME.)
-A quarter of a white cooking onion.
-About half a cup of beets, which I steamed the other day.
-Half a cucumber, chopped up.
-A serious drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette.

That's it. If you don't like beets (Andy thinks they taste like dirty corn), then this isn't for you. If you do like them, or are willing to give them a chance, remember that they can turn your pee pink and that it's normal and you probably aren't dying.

And just to be thoroughly boring and food-related, here's what I'm about to start making for dinner: kale and white bean soup!
Do you like beets? Do you also hate salad "recipes"? Are you jealous of me for eating so well today?


  1. Beets DO taste like dirty corn. But the rest of that sounds awesome, and just before getting pregnant i ate chicken/feta/balsamic salads every day for lunch. Then i got knocked up and spent my whole first trimester being scared of leftovers for no reason.

  2. We'll have to agree to disagree about the beets. I'm wary of leftovers, too, but that's because I'm a giant sissy. Luckily, Andy will eat anything, so he is the designated "eat this before it goes bad" dude in our house.

    Try that soup. Double the garlic and add some thyme with the rosemary. Maybe the best soup I've ever made.