Tuesday, December 6, 2011

On Glitter and Gold

I am into gold this holiday season. To prove it, I spoiled myself after work today and got a sparkly gold pedi.

 This golden story continues: Tomorrow the company for which I work is hosting their annual holiday party and I will be decked out in a gold and beige get-up from J. Crew. There is a nice story behind this dress. About a month ago, I had dress envy when I first saw it on the hanger in J. Crew. My BFF was in town and I was gushing over it. "This is the best dress of the season, if I had a job, I would buy it, etc." A few weeks later, I was in Seattle for Thanksgiving waiting to hear about a prospective job. I got a good news phone call mid-afternoon and by the evening time I was celebrating in J. Crew with office attire on the mind. Sure enough, this dress had just been tried on and denied and had made its way back to the SALE rack and it was the only one left and it was in my size---sure sign we were meant to be together forever.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

On My Homemade Salad of Choice

I like this salad so much, I ate it!
Salads are so great. So much can happen in a salad.  I could eat salad for the rest of my life and nothing else and not be sad about it. Ok, I would miss sandwiches from time to time (in re my earlier post about my love affair with the sandwich). Regardless, salads are all about finding the perfect mix of ingredients.  I love salad! Salad, salad, salad! My current homemade favorite is a balanced blend of:
red leaf lettuce
edamame (shelled and steamed)
chopped radishes
shredded carrot
sunflower seeds
sprouts (any kind will do) or micro greens
all tossed together with a lemon herb dressing (I use Follow Your Heart Brand Vegan Lemon Herb Dressing)
No need to measure out the portions.  Get crazy with it. Put more of what you like and less of what you can do without, but be sure to feel good eating it!