I’m a critter of habit w/r/t food: I’ll have the same thing for breakfast or lunch until the mere thought of that food makes me queasy, at which point I’ll adopt a new frontrunner.*
For lunch, I eat one of several things: a sandwich and a side, or a salad with some bread. My go-to salad for the past, oh, year or two has included spinach + beans + feta + craisins. Sometimes, if I have them, I’ll toss in some nuts. Once in a while, I’ll use dressing. Fairly boring, I admit, but it’s nutritious, quick to assemble, and not likely to fall apart during my commute.
This week brought about a salad sea change. My salad of the moment includes:
- Apricot Stilton
- Craisins (always craisins!)
- And a modest splash of champagne vinaigrette
I’ve been digging arugula for some time but always thought it too bitter for a salad base. Guess what? When you add a bunch of sugared, dried fruit and some fruity cheese, the bitterness is mitigated! If you’re hankering for a new lunch option, give this salad a whirl: you’ll like it. If nothing else, try Trader Joe’s Apricot Stilton: oooooh, baby, is that stuff good.
*I’ve had homemade muesli for breakfast nearly every day for the last six months. Last weekend, I got sick of it and switched up my brekkie fare: Honey Bunches of Oats (Peach style) on Saturday and Boat Brunch on Sunday. Come Monday morning, I craved muesli once again.