Happy to Color Outside the Lines!


The challenge? It’s too hot to cook. Especially in a small space. 108* degrees has a funny way of making you reach for Chinese takeout.

The plan? To post a new recipe each day this week that doesn’t require the oven…and perhaps, very little or no stovetop use.

Yesterday”s approach: Salad Greens+veggies+fruit+herbs (if desired)+protein+ easy homemade dressing=delicious, easy, no heat needed dinner.

My salad was made yesterday out of whatever we had between my CSA box and leftovers in my fridge:

1 head of lettuce, chopped. (CSA)

1 pint of strawberries, sliced. (CSA)

1 cucumber, sliced. (CSA)

Leftover chicken, chopped.

A few random broken pita chips for crunch


This dressing recipe:

In a blender, combine:
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar ( I always use Bragg’s)
2 TBSP water
2 TBSP raw, local honey
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Pulse to combine, then turn blender on, and slowly drizzle in 3/4 cup good quality olive oil.  

Toss w/your fave salad combo, and enjoy. Oh, and tell your oven to enjoy  the vacation. 😉


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