Because life is so full of little lessons…
sometimes you just have to name a dressing after one of them 😉
Excuse my little chin zit, I wanted my scarf to cover it but just totally failed:
I think this story and lesson is really important to share because I don’t hear pridefulness talked about much, but I still think it’s important. I can’t even count how many times I’ve been a little prideful and got put right back in my place. This instance was just another subtle reminder, and I’m so thankful for it because it got me down off my high horse. I’d rather have a flat tire now than a much worse accident down the road!
Although it can be good to take pride in your work, being overly prideful – or overconfident – can cause barriers between you and others. Humility is a respectable quality to have because it allows you to see your limits and connect with people better by accepting them just as they are. It can be a state of admitting you may be wrong, don’t know everything, or can’t do everything. I could have just admitted to myself that the snow is mean and fierce and didn’t care that my dad taught me how to drive in the snow good. But I foolishly thought that I was better and could continue going my normal speed AND THEN WHIP DAT TAIL LIKE A BOSS. The ironic part is that the slower driver was prooooobably the better driver..lol.
Anyway, throwing another salad dressing your way! I freaking love salads and homemade dressings..if you couldn’t tell 😉
The components of the salad itself included:
- spring mix and arugula
- sliced cucumbers
- hemp seeds
- goat cheese
- soaked fig dressing (recipe below)
- I also added avocado when I had it the next day, and it was super yummy!
Also, the organic balsamic vinegar I used is made by the brand ‘Alessi’ and is sooo delicious! It tastes like sophisticated sweet tarts. I looked to see where you can buy it online and it only comes in packs of six – but they also have a lot of other varieties on Amazon! You can browse here: Alessi Balsamic Vinegar
- 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1.5 lemons, freshly squeezed
- 1 tbsp. raw honey
- 5 dried figs, chopped finely or in bite-sized pieces
- Combine the first 3 ingredients and mix to incorporate. Make sure the raw honey isn't clumped together.
- Add the figs and let the dressing marinade in the refrigerator for at least an hour to marinade. Spoon mixture over salad and serve.