What dinner was supposed to be:
Roasted rosemary chicken, roasted beets, whipped sweet potatoes, quinoa, and dinosaur kale
And what it turned out to be instead:
In other words, I think my body is very clearly telling me that it is anxious for the fresh food, the lightness, and the crunch of spring.
This was an incredibly easy salad to make (and I am one who eats far too few salads, for disdain of assembling):
- Fresh spinach
- Grated carrot
- Julienned red bell pepper
- Black beans
- Roasted and salted sunflower seeds
- Fresh cilantro
- Dressing of choice. I used this creamy garlic dressing here – fair warning – it’s from a vegan website that is a little heavy on the anti-animal abuse proselytizing.