Mango-Taken Kale Salad and The Things We Forget
Are you a list maker?
I know some people that are avid list-makers, listing out their day, week, month, lives, via lists. I think it’s an amazing way to stay organized, or to even just get things done in a timely fashion (without forgetting something!).
I’m totally a list maker. I can make lists all day long. I constantly write a note to myself on a piece of scratch paper floating around in my purse, jot down some blog recipe ideas on my iPhone Notepad (I have about 8 “note pages filled on my phone right now), and I email myself those “To-Do” items I keep forgetting to do. (The lists just never end…)
The only problem…
I have too many lists!
I never actually get around physically tallying off half of them. At least not before I forget about my list or I lose my list.
It’s a crazy twisted world in my head, folks.
So, I make lists to be organized, yet I have no organization for my lists… BUT(!) I manage to get each and every thing done when it comes right down to it. Really. I have so many wild things roaming around in this jungle above my shoulders that I’m probably doing 12 things at a time (at least subconsciously) and somehow everything always gets done.
So I take notes, never look at them again, and still the lists get accomplished.
I guess it’s just putting the tasks on paper, and out of my head, that puts them in motion. The act of list-making helps remind you of what needs to be done, or what you want not to forget…
I went, I liked, I’m posting.
With most of my list-making, I sometimes forget to remind myself of the little things- the uplifting notes. Sure, I have my little Journal-o-Gratitude I write in nightly and I have my affirmations I say in the morning, but I haven’t made “Love Notes” or “Positive Lists” to help me remember… The things I forget…
What list would you make for yourself to not forget?
I almost forgot! I have a recipe to share with you!
In honor of Earth Day, I’m sharing one of my favorite GREEN recipes, filled with all things from the Earth. 😉
This recipe is simple yet elegant, healthy yet rich in flavor. It’s also incredibly healthy and packs a mean punch of minerals, fiber, and unlikely ingredients. Best part- it’s completely fat free! (not that any of us are worried about consuming healthy fats, right…?)
Rich and creamy dressing meets crisp and tender kale. An Earth Day match made in Heaven… or… Earth?
Mango-Taken Kale Salad
Makes 6-8 servings. Paleo, vegan, raw, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, junk free, Delish!
- 1 bunch kale, torn into smaller pieces
- 1 green onion, chopped
- 1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
- 1-2 tomatoes, chopped
- 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
- *1 Champagne mango, diced
- juice from 1 lemon (3-4 tbsp)
- juice from 1/2 orange (2 tbsp)
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1-2 tsp honey
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- pinch fresh rosemary
In a large bowl, prepare your dressing- add in all ingredients and whisk with a fork to combine. Set aside.
To the bowl of dressing, add green onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, and parsley. Toss and allow these vegetables/fruits to marinade for 10 minutes.
Add in the torn (or chopped) kale, and Champagne mango. Toss all ingredients again and plate.
*Champagne mangoes are a smaller variety than standard mangoes and have a softer, slightly sweeter flesh. I’m a fan of these but you may add in any tropical fruit you see fit.
Have you ever thought about the things you’ve forgotten? 😉
Are you a list-maker?
What GREENS are you eating on Earth Day?