I've always enjoyed cooking, and now that I'm out on my own, putting together meals is one of the most exciting things in my day-to-day life. Does this make me a nerd? I don't even care!
I love grocery shopping, I even love putting away groceries. I love coming home and throwing stuff together, or planning out dinner a few hours (or even days) in advance. Food is awesome, and there's nothing more satisfying than polishing off a meal you made with your own hands.
Sometime last year I was trying to recreate at home this crazy delicious beet salad I'd had at a fancy restaurant. I didn't have any beets or any of the main ingredients besides green apples, but I went with it and followed my dreams.
The results were oddly delicious, a mix of crunchy sour bits, a bit of sweetness, and a whole lot of awesome. I like that this also requires minimal ingredients and things you probably already have in your own fridge. When I'm super-hungry, I'll make a giant bowl of this stuff and eat it on its own, but it's also awesome as a side. Try it and let me know what you think!
Crunchy Green Apple Salad
- a few handfuls of spring mix or baby romaine mix, washed (duh, do I even have to tell you this? Just assume I want you to wash all of your produce)
- one green apple, sliced up multiple times so you basically have little green apple cubes
- a handful of unsalted, roasted pumpkin seeds (you can also throw in some unsalted pistachios too)
- a tablespoonful of crumbled goat cheese (I use this fig flavoured one right now, but regular goat cheese works just as nicely)
- a drizzle of honey
- as much balsamic vinaigrette as you want
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