My Favorite Salad

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This is my favorite salad of the moment!  It’s seriously perfect, and I CRAVE IT (and I am not one to craaaave salads – I crave chocolate and wine, thank you very much).


The key is making it ahead – I think it tastes a lot better if you let the dressing wilt the greens.


In the mix:





Chopped yellow and red baby peppers

Raw sugar snap peas <— essential

Sprouted pumpkin seeds (found at Costco)

Sea salt and pepper

Homemade dressing of olive oil with Italian spice blend mixed in


I do a side of plain whole milk Greek yogurt for a protein punch.  Yum.


In non-food news, I…


Survived my trip to the dentist.  I have to go back for more work though.  Now that I know I get to watch HGTV in the middle of the day, I don’t mind so much…


Went and voted in the Democratic primary runoff for Charlotte mayor.  My candidate won!  She got my vote because I listened to her in the debate and really liked her, and she walked in the Pride Parade.  Charlotte schools need help, so I hope she wins the election and does everything she promised.


Henry liked pushing the VOTE button.  He kept asking where the BOAT was, though.  No matter how many times I explained that we were VOTING, he kept asking when we were going to go BOATING.  Hah.


And last, but not least, I am going to redo my Capsule Wardrobe soon!  The weather is getting chilly, and its time to revamp things for the Fall/Winter.


(Kiddo toy pick-up is so much more fashionable these days! Hah)


In all seriousness, I have really enjoyed Capsule Wardrobe and do feel more fashionable on a daily basis (here’s an explanation of the concept).  Getting dressed is so much easier than I don’t even WANT to live in yoga and sweatpants anymore!  So many of you asked me to follow up on it, and the bottom line is this – I don’t think I will ever organize my closet another way again!


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  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul October 7, 2015, 2:08 pm

    This salad looks so good! And I love Siggis!

  • Whitney October 7, 2015, 3:40 pm

    Working on my own capsule wardrobe as well! I can’t wait to see how your fall/winter wardrobe comes together 🙂

  • Amanda October 7, 2015, 3:56 pm

    So excited to see your capsule wardrobe for winter!

  • Mary October 8, 2015, 7:41 am

    What is the name of the blue balance wheels in the background? Totally want to get it for my 5 year old!

    • Caitlin October 8, 2015, 3:50 pm

      It’s a plasma car!

  • Sagan October 8, 2015, 12:58 pm

    Ooh, looking forward to hearing about your updated capsule wardrobe!!

    Voting is SO important. Yay for getting kids involved early! (even if they don’t understand it yet… :))

    That salad = YUM.

  • Ashley October 9, 2015, 8:06 pm

    The dressing you use is just olive oil with italian spices? I’ll have to try that. Is there a certain blend that you use?

    Also +1 for sugar snap peas, I love those things. There’s just something so satisfying about their texture.

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