My Epic Salad

I’m on day 2 of being unemployed and day 6 of the 30 Day Challenge (shout out to Y Yoga!). I’m definitely finding some inner peace and learning a lot about myself. I think the daytime naps are doing wonders as well.

I’m also learning about who I should lock out when I start a project that involves string:

I digress.

I’ve been going to the 5:30p yoga classes and like any activity around that time, I think about what I’m going to eat for dinner pretty much the entire class. I plan it in such detail in my head that by the time my class is over I’m practically pushing everyone out of my way like there’s a fire in the room before we’re done our ‘Namaste’s’.

This is how my thought process went tonight:

I’m feeling really good, I think I’ll have something light and healthy for dinner. Ooooh I bought that Tempeh to try. I’ll make a salad. I also have that red quiona and I should probably use up those green onions too. I’ll make a salad. I’ll play some Adele and make a salad. Maybe I’ll watch some Dateline while I make it…no, too much. Some nuts will be AMAZING. Oh my god why didn’t I think of nuts? I also have some water chestnuts, leftover avocado, and I can’t live without chickpeas in a salad.

That is how my ‘nice light healthy dinner’ turned into a massive salad and $40 worth of groceries on the way home. I might have to start leaving my credit card in the freezer before I leave.

The salad was in fact amazing and I give a full thumbs up to Tempeh (which I had never tried!). I think it would be great with toast and scrambled tofu and shredded hashbrowns in the morning.

I used a garlic miso dressing which was incredible but I think even a oil and vinegar dressing would do the trick. Here is my salad:

To give you an idea of how blind my passion was, this was the size of my ‘light salad’ for dinner:



Fried Tempeh


Green Onions

Red Quiona

Water Chestnuts


Miso Dressing

Sesame Seeds


3 Comments Add yours

  1. This is an epic salad indeed!

    1. LindsayODonnell says:

      Ha- it sure is! I woke up with a food hangover!

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