Monday, May 26, 2014

Arugula is Awesome!

At the end of March, I went to Baltimore for a weekend trip and had this sweet potato salad. It was incredibly good, and as I have started doing with really good dishes that I order at restaurants, I decided that I would have to recreate the magic that happened on that plate at home.

I think I love salads now. Like I legitimately love them. I've liked salads well enough before but it was a rarity for me to actually crave them. Well I discovered something that has made them so much better, and was a part of the reason why I loved that salad in Baltimore so much. Back in the day I used to use lettuce as the base for my salads, then I eventually switched to spinach, but now I've discovered arugula. I was buying it to use as a filling in a wrap a couple of weeks ago, and before it went bad I decided to use it for a salad. That was the best decision I made that week. It didn't taste like a salad. Every iteration I've tried has been delicious. I first had it with baked chicken, black beans, garbanzo beans, and goat cheese.

When I ran out of baked chicken, I used an apple chicken sausage link, and when I ran out of those I used oven roasted sweet potato chunks. And it doesn't need any dressing. Seriously, I don't know what I was doing with my life before. I may have been late to the party, but I'm here now.

Sidenote: Yeah I'm making a big deal but so what? I found a way to get more greens into my diet and I think that's a cause for celebration. Hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day Weekend!

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