So the coolest thing happened the other day. Well maybe not the coolest, but it was pretty awesome. I was sitting on my couch which happens to be next to the front door. Suddenly I hear something flapping at the front door and pecking. I listened for a bit and then peeked. It was a baby bird!! The birdie hopped two more feet from my door and stood on the side of my flower pot. Across the street was a momma Robin and another baby bird hopping around, learning to fly. It was so cool! Us city folk don’t get to see too much of that so it was fun to watch. I wanted to keep them. Jaryd kept telling me to shut the door because one time in college he was attacked by wild turkeys…
And he’s still traumatized by it. I mean, it’s not my story to tell, but he’s ok with it, so here goes. Jaryd was going for a run when he came upon a mother wild turkey and some turkey-lings that were in his path (ok, he wants me to let you know that there were a lot of adult turkeys, not just one, and it was super scary). In order to go around the birds he had to take a route closest to the babies.
Well, big momma didn’t like it and began to posture. Jaryd stayed on track and she began to full on chase him, flapping her wings. He felt feathers nipping at his heels so he picked up the pace and began to sprint. Mother turkey kept at it running after him and flapping. I can only imagine squawks (or gobbles) were involved too. Eventually, he escaped physically unscathed. Psychologically, he has a deep mistrust in birds.
Anyway. Hi, my name is Lindsay and I like to make pretty salads 🙂 This was one of those salads where I wasn’t sure which way it would go. Will this be delicious or a total bust? Never can tell. I mean, you cross your fingers and hope for the best, right? Well, I’m happy to report it was beyond awesome.
Also, the spiralizer is kind of amazing for cutting veggies. All that labor of love chopping veggies is don-zo. Now you just have a simple crank of the arm for like 30 seconds and you’re good to go. Who isn’t just minorly terrified that you’re going to chop a finger off when you slice a cabbage that is bound to roll. I know I am. I felt zero finger losing fear when using the spiralizer.
I apologize for the lack of progress pictures. Sometimes I just need to get dinner on the table and only have time to stop for a picture at the end. Mama’s gotta hustle! Canigetanamen!! Here’s what you do:
Sauté the onion for about 5 minutes until soft and beginning to brown.
Add the cabbage to the onion pan and continue to cook for about 5 minutes. Add the horseradish, apple cider vinegar and agave nectar (or favorite sweetener). Continue to cook for about 10 more minutes, until reduced and soft.
Meanwhile, peel the beets. In a separate pan, over medium heat, sauté them for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
In a large serving bowl, place the baby spinach. Add the cabbage. Place beets, goat cheese, and pistachios on top.
This salad could have some awesome add ons too! Liiiiike bacon. And avocado.
- 2 T. coconut oil
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 1/2 red cabbage, spiralized blade A or sliced
- 2 T. horseradish
- 2 T. apple cider vinegar
- 2 T. agave nectar
- 3 small beets, peeled and cut in large chunks
- 5 oz. baby spinach
- 1/3 cup pistachios
- 4 oz. goat cheese (I like the honey flavor goat cheese)
- Sauté the onion in coconut oil over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes until soft and beginning to brown.
- Add the cabbage to the onion pan and continue to cook until it begins to soften, about 5 minutes.
- Add the horseradish, apple cider vinegar and agave nectar. Continue to cook for about 10 more minutes, until cabbage is reduced and soft.
- Use a peeler to peel the beets, then cut into large chunks. In a pan, over medium heat, sauté the beets for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- In a large serving bowl, place the baby spinach. Add the cabbage. Place beets, goat cheese, and pistachios on top.
- Great additions to this recipe would be 4 slices of bacon, cooked and then crumbled and/or an avocado, cubed.
Anyway, how are you guys prepping for memorial day weekend?!! As always, let me know in the comments below how you like the salad!! Enjoy! xo