When we moved to Colorado Springs in 2007, I was saddened to discover that there was not a Souplantation here. Then we discovered that there was one in Denver (about an hour North) but never seem to make it up there. I found the recipe on their blog for the Joan's Broccoli Madness salad (http://blog.souplantation.com/a-guest-favorite-joans-broccoli-madness/ ) and I finally tried it yesterday. It was DELICIOUS! I was so thrilled and I thought I would share the recipe here:
1 bunch uncooked broccoli*
½ cup crumbled cooked bacon
½ cup cashews
1/3 cup raisins
¼ cup chopped red onions
1 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Mix the first five ingredients in a large bowl.
In a second bowl, beat dressing ingredients together gently until smooth.
Toss the salad with the dressing approximately 10 minutes before serving to allow flavors to meld. Serve on chilled salad dishes.
*The broccoli is a loose guideline: often people have to make it a few times before they get it just the way they like it.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
So today is Day ONE of quitting smoking. I am using a program sponsored through Cigna and will be on the nicotine patch for the next 8 weeks. This morning I find that, while I do not have a craving for nicotine, I am not sure what to do with my hands. They really want to hold a cigarette. I have warning signs posted at my desk to let people know that I just quit smoking.
Hopefully this will prepare everyone in case I turn into a crazy psycho witch....or maybe not! Anyway, I am hoping that it will not be too difficult to quit. We shall see.