On my desk today: getting back to business– well getting back to my “usual routine and pre pregnancy body” business, starting with food. Try my new salad recipe I whipped up that’s (of course!) quick and easy. I was inspired by the summer beet salads at restaurants (and okay, bikinis). I couldn’t resist a DIY at home when I stumbled upon beets at Trader Joe’s.
The #LastDestinationof2014 for us was a quick hop over to New Orleans after Christmas. I had been before as a very young child, but didn’t recall much, only remembering that I wanted a voodoo doll at a store in the French Quarter. Voodoo dolls (by the way what’s that all about?) wasn’t enough for me. I needed to find out more. New Orleans, what are you about?
I am not going to pretend I’m some super-wife-homemaker-chef that can do it all… from scratch. What’s the point when there are places like Costco that are willing to help you out on the prep part? A few nights (okay most nights) a week meals are last minute, especially if you’re coming home from a long day of work and you’re too exhausted to fathom “what should I make for dinner?”
Thank you to my girlfriend, Tyann Jackson, for teaching me this recipe. I observed her one morning making this salad for us to share. OMG, she was lucky I didn’t eat it all. I have now found an absolute go-to favorite! I can live off only eating this salad for days and let me mention that salads were never my thing before.
Eating at my desk! Most of the time I would forget to take a photo before eating, I know, how out of character of me since I’m Asian, but I managed to snap a few on my iPhone for your food porn enjoyment.