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One boring salad, and some food pics!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

I've been aiming to eat a salad for lunch every day at work, and allow myself one non-salad lunch. I got pretty bored of my epic salad, and decided to try an asian inspired salad. I found this recipe:
www.foodnetwork.com/reci
pes/ellie-krieger/chinese-
chicken-salad-recipe/index.html

Instead of mandarin oranges, I used the baby corns that have always made me smile. So it ended up a salad with lettuce, cabbage, water chestnuts, baby corn, and the soy sauce based dressing.
Here it is:

It even LOOKS boring. The water chestnuts were bland, the baby corns were just weird and VERY canned tasting, and the dressing was just one-note. Blah at best. I have no idea where I went wrong, are there good chestnuts and corns I missed at the store? I'll just have to keep trying.

Here are some more pictures of food I am proud of as of late:


Shredded spaghetti squash. The night I took this, I made a lasagna inspired dish with the squash as noodles.

My first successful meatballs! I used ground turkey, and lots of spices. Baked them until they got a little crisp on the outside, yum! Served with tomato sauce and more spaghetti squash.

Some deeeelish rustic tortellini soup. I used turkey sausage, and giant tortellini's with organic, all 'clean' ingredients. What a find, thanks to hubby! It was so, so good. Definitely a family favorite.
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    yummy looking

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MIRAGE727 3/6/2013 4:30PM

    Awesome. Your effort was so worth it on all fronts!
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    Awesome food blog and great job branching out to new/different foods! emoticon
In my experience, water chestnuts are bland, but have a kind of crunch to them.
Sorry your salad didn't end up being "epic salad part 2." My new favorite homemade salad dressing is this:
http://allrecipes.com/reci
pe/honey-dijon-balsamic-vinaigr
ette/
I put it on pretty much any salad. Maybe try adding different fruit to the salad? Strawberries were on sale yesterday, so we added some to our dinner side salads to change things up again.



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TEMPERANCE88 3/6/2013 1:01PM

    Oh my those pictures look amazing! Especially the soup!!! Did you post the recipes anywhere by chance?

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POISONGIRL999 3/6/2013 1:01PM

    Food looks delicious! My tummy grumbled

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