Well, it's not quite spring yet. It's doing something between sleet and drizzle outside right now. But I'm so ready for warm weather foods — like salad! Tonight, I jumped the gun and created a delicious Seitan Chicken Anjou Salad for my cookbook:
It's my recipe for seitan chicken (served cold and cut into small bites), red Anjou pears, walnuts, and green onion over mixed greens with a balsamic pear vinegarette. Delicious!
When I make large dinner salads, I typically throw anything and everything in. Every vegetable, bean, and crunch topping (bacon bits, croutons, tortilla strips, crunchy noodles, whatever) I can find in my pantry or fridge. And while that's satisfying and very filling, sometimes it's nice to have a special salad with select ingredients that complement one another. It feels very gourmet and fancy.
On another note, I gave Celine's Butterscoth Pecan Cookies another shot tonight. This time, I cooked them for the recommended 10 minutes instead of my improvised 14 minutes. They came out chewy and perfect!
And thanks guys for your awesome smoothie suggestions. I'll be putting those to use for pre-workout snacks in the very near future!