Salad Experiment Success!

Dinner last night was AMAZING!

dinnerI tried the Overnight Kale Salad that I read about on NutritionElla’s blog, but I subbed quite a few of the ingredients in the original recipe from Women’s Health Magazine for items that I had on hand.

Here is a comparison of the original recipe and what I ACTUALLY used:

  • 3 Tbsp Champagne or other white wine vinegar–i used red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp finely minced shallot–i used red onion
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 2 bunches of kale
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds–omitted
  • 1/4 cup grated pecorino romano cheese–i used feta
  • 2 Tbsp pine nuts–i used sunflower seeds

The end result was delicious.  Allowing the salad to sit and marinate overnight and throughout the day really softened up the “rough” texture of the kale and really allowed the flavors to meld together.

When Brian asked what was for dinner and heard me mention kale salad, he was less than thrilled.  After he tried the kale salad, he didn’t just eat it…he actually said it was good!  He said that he loved the dressing too!

Success ;)

kale salad 2After dinner, Brian and I both packed up our bags to get ready for the weekend.

packingWe are heading to an overnight pre-marital retreat.  I honestly don’t know what to expect, but I am excited to spend this weekend “unplugged” with Brian to really focus on our future.

I hope you all have a great weekend too!

Comments

  1. How are you guys affording your honeymoon if your husband is still in school? I just wonder as that is typically the husbands responsibility in the scheme of wedding things!

    • Tara Deal says:

      Hi Kim! Brian and I actually spent 8 months living with his parents (rent, utilities, etc FREE!) so that we could save up for the wedding and the honeymoon. We were lucky to have that as an option, and Brian has done almost ALL of the planning for the honeymoon. :)

  2. Enjoy your weekend together w/o any distractions :)

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