I have been an underachiever in the kitchen lately.
Kinda got in a summer rut of not wanting to cook because it’s so hot outside.
Well I am slowly working myself out of this said rut.
I started out slow so as not to shock my family with foodie goodness.
I tried out this VERY simple recipe for One Pot Cheesy Chicken Dinner with Manwich sauce.
It was a hit with the men in my house.
And seriously it was probably the easiest meal I have ever prepared, unless you count pb&js.
Which I won’t eat by the way. NO pb&js for me ever! Or Capri Suns or Yo-plait yogurt.
I have past wounds in regards to these foods.
Anyway, after making this one pot hearty dish, I wanted something light and fresh the next day.
So I made this Inner Goddess Salad from Iowa Girl Eats.
It is the bomb (I have never said this before about anything, that’s how good it is).
I felt my insides singing for joy at all the good nutrition.
I left out the raw almonds and added some grilled chicken.
I also used dark mixed greens in lieu of kale and cabbage.
And I used shredded carrots because I think they are easier to eat.
Anyway, some version of this salad is going to be a regular in our house now.
I did use the dressing she suggested because I have used it before and liked it.
PS. Seeding and cutting the cucumber like she shows in the salad was a revelation to me. I ate twice as many cucumbers because apparently I like them much better without the seeds. Who knew?