My Golden Salad Dressing

It’s no secret, I love my salads.  I love kale, arugula, spinach, mixed greens…you name it.  In fact, my brother-in-law recently said I was going to turn into a leave of kale since he witnessed me front and center during our re-model making my green smoothies sometimes twice daily during when I was without my kitchen.  It’s a known fact, I love vegetables of every color and texture, and I love creating the perfect little combo bite with each one of them.  I aim for 6 fistfuls of them a day.  

Three-Bean Quinoa Taco Salad with Avocado and Feta

Wednesday is probably my busiest day of the week for a variety of reasons all of which I love.  My day always starts with a run very early in the morning and depending on the season, before the sun rises.  Summer is lovely though because most of the time when I venture out for my run between 5 and 5:30 am, the sun is coming up.  It’s not too hot either and usually there is not much of a breeze.  This past Wednesday was just perfect and I busted out 6 miles at an 8:40 pace.  In fact, it was one of those progression runs that I executed just as planned.  2 miles at an easy 9 minute pace, 2 miles at 8:40 pace and my last 2 miles at an 8:25 pace, averaging 8:40.  Not too shabby for a mid-fifty year old master female runner!

Garmin Run

Sardine or Tuna Boats

Wow I am impressed you’re still reading this post after reading the title😉.  OR maybe you’re just curious?  Sardines?  Yes Sardines!  The thought of them may make you cringe but they actually have a ton of healthy fats and good for you protein so before you go all anti-sardine on me, you may want to try them!

Mixed Greens with Haricots Verts, Radishes, Nuts, and Shaved Cheese

Mixed Greens with Crunchy veggies, Nuts, and Salty cheese

I just love making salads and the possibilities are endless especially with all the seasonal produce coming in my CSA boxes and available at the Farmer’s Markets.  Recently I had some beautiful haricot verts in my box and on the same day, I spotted a red daikon radish at our weekly market. SCORE!