Monday, February 6, 2012

try this at home: beet & avocado salad


it's simple.  to put out good stuff, you have to first put good stuff in.  
so i breathe in the ocean.  drink in the silence.  eat up the words. 
so i glean the wisdom. 
feed my imagination.

but i know it is truly well
with my soul
when i can taste it. 

so i make salads.  
simplicity & decadence are not mutually exclusive.
fresh.  comforting.
joyful.  tender. 
juicy.  
sensual. 
it comes out in the work. 
in the living.
when i eat well, i love well.

here is a salad that loves you well. 
it says
even though you had to return
from l.a. 
to chicago
and february endures,
everything is going to be alright.  

this is how you toss it together:
roast whole beets covered in a pan with salt, sugar, a splash of water, and one of vinegar.
in a low oven until tender.  about an hour. 
cool.
toss arugula with salt, pepper, olive oil, balsamic.
top with beet & avocado wedges.  sweet peas.  crumbled feta. 
enjoy the rich, tender, lively goodness.  
give someone a big hug. 
(you will feel a sudden surge of loving kindness)


12 comments:

  1. you said:
    simplicity & decadence are not mutually exclusive.
    and i will try living by that.

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    1. may we all
      find
      the truth
      and beauty
      of the dictum
      in practice.

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  2. This looks divine, as I'm sure it is! I think I'd rather have salad than dessert....such rich yumminess!!

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    1. perhaps
      when faced
      with the dilemma
      we can find
      a way
      to have
      both.
      cheers
      to creativity!

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  3. yes
    simplicity and decadence dance
    like a long happy marriage
    like creamy white feta on a charcoal plate
    lovely,
    I love beets...

    xox - eb.

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    1. eb,
      your sweet
      poetry
      is music
      to my tired
      soul.

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  4. I just want to eat your salad right off the screen!

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    1. but carole,
      salad on your plate
      is always better
      than salad
      on somebody else's
      blog.
      :)

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  5. never has a salad been made to sound so tempting!

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    1. without words
      you would not
      have
      known.
      ;)

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  6. Oh yum, ..... I feel healthier looking at it. Off to prepare my last avo for lunch.

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  7. oh, that luscious
    green
    when it melts
    sweetly
    on your tongue
    there is nothing
    better.

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