This is a great salad to pack for lunches. It'll keep for about a week in the fridge, but I like it so much it's never lasted that long. It's also a very forgiving recipe, so add more of the ingredients you like and cut back those you don't like or don't have.
When I was a kid, I had a DIY hair-ruining experience that traumatized me. My hair melted off and it was my own fault for not reading the warning on the perm bottle. Over processing happens to many of us at some point. But it left me feeling very self-conscious about the way I looked. At the age of nine, I had officially became the perfect target market for Big Beauty ad campaigns. It took me 20 years to look back and understand the origin of my unwavering belief in the words printed on plastic bottles. As a hairdresser, I had been hearing about the no-poo method for years. No-poo-ing means using Baking soda and Apple Cider Vinegar or lemon juice to cleanse and condition the hair. My first thought was 1. Gross for not shampooing your hair, and 2. Double gross for using the word "poo" associated with hair.
Finally, the sad truths of the the IKEA catalog, revealed through narration: "I hate to be the one to break it to you, but own too much crap to make this work. We have set you up for failure."
I'm not a lazy person. In fact, I love working. When I work, I work hard. I get shit done. But I've decided that having one job to go to every weekday, all the time, is just not for me. Maybe I can't leave behind my teenage anarchist ways. Maybe I'm a beatnik stuck in the wrong time. Maybe I just can't hack it. Or maybe there is a better way for me.
I have been a gadget whore for a very long time, but it is only within the last few years that I've started to care about exercise. And just like many people have stacks of Tae Bo DVDs languishing in their basement, I have the Gadget Drawer of Shame.
Today, we will peer into my collection of Fitness Gadgets of Christmas Past…