August 2009

A Perfect Salad

by Meghann on August 31, 2009

I have been on a roll today with good eats. For lunch I had a delicious burrito and dinner was this kick ass salad.


Does this not look restaurant quality? It certainly tasted that way!


My kick ass salad contained everything, but the kitchen sink.


  • Spinach
  • Fresh Basil
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Jicama
  • Fresh Green Beans
  • Red Onion
  • Strawberries
  • Feta Cheese
  • Walnuts
  • Drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar, EVOO, & Lemon Juice
  • S&P

I think the fresh basil was really the key element that brought all the flavors together for this salad. I covered the dish with a very generous portion of basil and each bite contained a refreshing piece of it. Yum!


I discovered today I can never have enough Cherry Tomatoes. They’re like candy to my taste buds.

The cherry tomato addition to my salad was actually inspired by the generous portion I had for my snack this afternoon.


I paired the cherry tomatoes with some hummus for dipping.


They were sweet and refreshing. I really need to start purchasing cherry tomatoes on a regular basis.

For an after dinner treat I dug into my chocolate stash and discovered this Orange Spice Dark Chocolate Bar that had been in there far too long.


I ate half the bar and really enjoyed the little something extra the orange flavor gave the dark chocolate.

It is currently raining cats and dogs outside, which means its great weather for curling into bed early with a good book. Right now I am halfway through Julie & Julia. I am one of those people who sees the movie and then reads the book. Call me weird but if I like the movie then I’m always curious to read the extra details the book will provide.

If you see a good movie are you inspired to read the book? Or are you afraid you’ve already spoiled the ending? I hate surprises so I always read the end of the book anyways to see what happens. Spoiled endings don’t matter much to me. 🙂

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