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Empty Pantry Garden Salad

When we got back in town from Thanksgiving with family, our fridge was bare.  I packed all our fruits and veggies in the car, and it’s amazing how much you can plow through while on a road trip.  I even found myself eating celery which I don’t normally like, something about a road trip I guess, what else are you going to do?

The day we got back, we had eggs for breakfast.  Do you see our new gray hen?  Apparently in France people will pay $30 for an omelet with their eggs… I don’t quiet notice a difference.

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When lunch rolled around we still hadn’t shopped.  The boys and I picked everything we could from the front garden.  Sometimes I feel as though we are still retraining our minds to know that this will be satisfying enough for us, even though I know it is each time.  A sandwich with store bought ingredients may still seem more normal, it doesn’t have the same nutrient quality, and that’s what we keep in mind.

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While I heated the two lonely pieces of salmon from the freezer, I chopped up what we found in the garden.  Whenever there is not enough for everyone, we use it as a topper for salad and everyone has enough.

Recently at a wedding, we had a simple, delicious dressing with similar ingredients, and now it’s a staple in our home.

 

Home Made Lemon Burst Salad Dressing

-The juice of one lemon

-1/2 cup of olive oil

-1/4 cup parmesan cheese

option add red pepper flake,

Whisk with fork and use your hands to coat and stir the dressing onto the prepared salad.

 

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This salad is rich and satisfying and will nourish your whole body.  In fact, avocado is a perfect salad topper because it helps your body absorb the nutrients in your greens more efficiently.  Each of the ingredients is a superfood; kale, salmon, tomatoes, lemon, and best of all, kid approved.

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Pin for later: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/181762534936821493/

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Sometimes, it’s good for us to need to rely on our garden.  I never stop being grateful for the food that grows right out of the ground at our very own house.

 

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  • K D December 4, 2014, 12:35 pm

    Both your “garden” and your attitude are wonderful and refreshing. I can’t wait to try your salad dressing recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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