Kids today are brought up with the understanding that they all have awesome talents locked away inside them, and one day they’ll stumble into an opportunity and discover that they’re really good at Quidditch or something, no practice required. The first time I cleaned a fish I wondered if that would be my secret talent- and I was incredibly relieved when it wasn’t (I would have been very disappointed if I was destined to be an amazing fish-cleaner- it just wasn’t in line with my other career goals). I’m not saying that this is it either, but I make some darn tasty salads. Seriously. I hit that perfect balance of goodies and filler, and I’m never left with a bunch of depressing bits at the end (that speaks more to my salad eating than making, but it all goes together).
Tonight’s salad was similar to my standard, but better, because I sauteed the kale with garlic and lime juice instead of eating it raw. I’ve been eating a lot of salads lately, but I think cooking the kale is a game changer, because this one was awesome. Green bell pepper, carrots, celery, cabbage, Chiavetta’s chicken, half an avocado,and sauteed kale. Heavenly. A girl in my exercise class this evening was talking about how she was having salmon for dinner tonight, so I was a little jealous, and ambivalent about my planned dinner of rabbit food, but I think I came out ahead.