Last Five Salads: I Want My Skin to Flipping Glow

My wedding is less than a month away and I want my skin to effing glow. I did a hair and makeup trial a few weeks ago and I felt like I was wearing enough makeup to perform on Broadway. I should have taken a photo of my soon-to-be husband who happened to be home during the trial. His face showed a mixture of confusion and concern. When the hair and makeup artist left he said, "I think you look much better without that makeup." I agreed. That is why I am doing my best to drink water, get solid sleep, drink less alcohol than usual, avoid dairy, and eat all my veggies! I will be wearing makeup on the day of my wedding, but only about 30% of what I had on my face during the trial. Wish me luck. Here are my last five salads. #WEDDINGGLOW

Salad #4

Salad #4

 1. The Bride is Just Peachy Salad

  • baby spinach, chopped
  • one peach, sliced
  • green beans
  • half an avocado
  • walnuts
  • italian dressing

 2. A Fall Wedding Salad

  • baby spinach, chopped
  • one apple, sliced
  • acorn squash (rinse; cut into sections; remove seeds; roast with olive oil, nutmeg, pepper, and sea salt)
  • cannellini beans, rinsed
  • cashews
  • dressing: juice from half a lemon, white wine vinegar, and fancy olive oil

 3. You are the Apple of My Eye Salad

  • baby spinach, chopped
  • one apple, sliced
  • cherry tomatoes 
  • light drizzle of fancy olive oil
  • pepitas
  • half a can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • use a food processor to mix the following with the chickpeas:
    • about 1 tbsp vegan mayo
    • about 1 tbsp relish
    • a dash of paprika
    • a dash of black pepper
    • a dash of sea salt
    • juice from half a lemon

 4. Heated Love Affair Salad (two servings)

  • iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • buffalo cauliflower from the Nom Yourself cookbook
  • ranch buttermilk dressing from the Nom Yourself cookbook (I halved the recipe)
  • two slices of pumpernickel bread cut into cubes then baked for ten minutes 
  • one cucumber, peeled and sliced

5.  Help Me Manage My Anxiety Salad

  • leaf lettuce, chopped
  • one tomato, sliced
  • one ear of sweet corn, use a knife to remove the kernels (hold it lengthwise above a cutting board)
  • green beans, with the ends cut off
  • raw almonds
  • two dried mango slices, cut into strips
  • dressing: a splash of nice olive oil, white wine vinegar, and horseradish mustard 

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