I love days like this.
It is so moody and hypnotic with this drizzle of rain ~
splashes of blue fighting to stay noticed as the clouds keep rollin in
overtaking everything in its smokey path...
I wish u all could see it!
or, maybe some of you can and are
sitting under the same sky right now as I type
I'd like to think so.....
I'm reflecting on "change" this morning -
both on the seasons around me
and in the seasons of my own life.
I love watching the trees turn this time of year,
each leaf set free...one by one...
at it's appointed time....
I find myself pulling out sweaters...
cozy-ing up on the chaise lounge...
clutching soothing mugs of herbal tea....
Life can just be so messy, can't it?
The questions get so loud that you can't hear yourself think...
But then you remind yourself of how blessed you truly are,
and the person you are becoming,
and of the process along the way...
Such a beautiful thing when a soul begins to ripen...isn't it?
And with that Sweet Bellas,
I have a special treat to warm up your day.
Make that TWO special treats...
Harvest Moon Salad with Cranberry Lime Vinaigrette
My recipe for a cozy salad that is layered with such texture & flavor, it just may make you bark at the moon!
2 cups of spring mix lettuce
1 small cooked chicken breast, shredded (turkey is a lovely substitute)
1 small cooked sweet potato, shredded (I microwaved mine before shredding!)
1 Hard Boiled Egg, peeled and sliced
2 Tbsp of diced purple onion
3 asparagus spears, lightly sauteed in olive oil
1 small gala apple, sliced
6 Feta Cheese Chunks, battered and fried in olive oil
(I used the large pieces from a container of crumbled feta, dipped in egg, then flour, then egg, then fried until golden on each side)
salt and pepper to taste
Assemble the first seven ingredients as shown, then make the vinaigrette (recipe below), and then fry the feta cheese so it will be warm and fresh and melt in your mouth.
Lastly, drizzle the vinaigrette on top and salt/pepper to taste.
Cranberry Lime Vinaigrette
3 tbsp of lime juice
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
2-3 tbsp of whole cranberry sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup of olive oil.
In a blender, add first 4 ingredients, blend for 4 to 5 seconds, take lid off and add 1 cup of olive oil while blending appx 10 seconds more, pour over salad.
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