If you assume my weekly meal plan is on lockdown because of my job, you have assumed wrong. I actually only do about 1 – 2 recipe photo shoots each week, choosing to focus on quality over quantity. That means there’s still 5 -6 days of the week where Jeff and I need to feed ourselves, without a ready-made photo shoot recipe waiting for us in the fridge.
Lately, I’ve actually been on fire with using stuff we already have around to make meals. Some nights, it feels like “ugh, we have barley, a bottle of white wine and a handful of walnuts – I have no idea how to make this a meal.” But other nights, while I’m scanning what we have on hand, everything clicks into place and I come up with something tasty, healthful and awesome.
The only thing I had to buy for this Apple Sausage Salad with Curry Yogurt Dressing was the apple sausage itself. The other ingredients are ones I always stock – Greek yogurt (total staple), apples (pears work well here, too), golden raisins (or any type of dried fruit), cashews (or any kind of nut), and a big helping of organicgirl greens. Any type of salad green would be great here, but I used super spinach this time around, which is a mixture of baby spinach, baby bok choy and baby kale. It delivers a delicious nutritional punch to any recipe.
So please, go forth and raid your fridge. Find some greens, some nuts, a dried fruit, a fresh fruit, some sausage and some yogurt. You’ve got this.
Chances are, you probably have most of the ingredients for this fresh and healthy meal in your kitchen right now. Spinach, sausage, apples, raisins and spiced cashews are served with an easy curry yogurt dressing.
Home Chef Tip: I like to plump my raisins before using them in salad, to make them easier to chew. Simply put them in a small bowl and cover with very hot tap water. Let stand 5 minutes, then drain.
Adapted from Taste of Home.
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