For me, eating is just as much of a visual experience as it is a tasting experience. There can be the most flavorful, decadent, rich pile of white mush and I won’t enjoy eating it… simply because it isn’t pretty to look at.
All kidding aside, this salad is absolutely beautiful. I created it based of off a salad that my parents are always eating whenever I visit them around dinner time. It’s simple, it’s easy to make and looking at it reminds me of a sunny, tropical oasis.
Ya’ll are familiar with the leftover rice dilemma. You know, when you get takeout Chinese food and you eat all of the good stuff but you have a bunch of plain white rice leftover because they always give way too much? Well, leftover white rice is a little more useful than you’ve been giving it credit for. You see, it never seemed appealing before because it was all hard and crusty and starchy, but when you cook it up right and add in some vegetables and scrambled egg, you’ll never know why you used to always give that rice to the dog!
Last night my loves and I went out for a late dinner + drinks at a new restaurant to enjoy each others’ company until the early hours of the morning. It was 9 pm and I wasn’t too hungry, but wanting to be a good patron, I ordered the House Salad w/ chicken and a Crispin Hard Cider (and another… and then a beer… but we won’t go there for the purposes of this post.)
It was the BEST house salad I’ve ever had because there were minor enhancements that made the salad so much more enjoyable. Who knew that a traditionally boring house salad could actually be so delicious? It’s amazing how far a little attention to detail can go so I recreated something similar to enjoy again for lunch tomorrow.
The health benefits of carrots are endless. This beautiful orange power food is not only packed with Vitamin A and beta-carotene, but it is known to contribute to improved vision, a lower risk of cancer, reduced cell damage (i.e. anti-aging) and beautiful, glowing skin.