Wednesday, August 29, 2012
You do win friends with salad
Winter has not left the building. We are still experiencing some very cold mornings (-6 yesterday) and icy winds, however every day is just that bit longer, the sun is that bit warmer and spring flowers are appearing here there and everywhere.
It all has me wanting a change in my diet. In winter I love a hot lunch. I fight off the cold with hearty soups, steaming pasta and warming casseroles. But now those lunches are starting to feel a bit heavy. Like my winter coat I no longer need that hot food injection in the middle of the day. It is time to return to my other love, salad!
I know Homer Simpson thinks you don't win friends with salad but he clearly never met me! Even just a humble green salad has so many options. I love the combination of tastes and textures and I just feel so good after eating one. Today's salad has mixed leaves, cucumber, capsicum, avocado, carrot, tomato and mushrooms. With every mouthful I feel just that bit closer to spring.
Do you think salad is good for making friends? And what is your favourite salad?