Thursday, November 08, 2007

Lunch, with Highlighter

Salad, again
Yeah, yeah, I know, I know. I should pack my own lunch for school. But instead I eat salads from Subsconcious all the damn time. Salad bars abound in New York and I love them--you give the guy behind the counter the container of greens you've selected, he dumps it into a big metal bowl, and you proceed to point to all the goodies you want, which he adds, tosses, and returns to you. This is a new phenomenon for me, and damn if I'm not giddy with all the choices (non-local and imbued with pesticides, I'm sure).

The best goodie selection near Columbia is at Westside Market--they have all sorts of berries, apples, pears, candied walnuts and more. Plus they charge you by the pound, not the item. Subsconcious is much closer to school though, so I rely on a mix of cherry tomatoes, corn, chickpeas, sunflower seeds, blue cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. Yesterday I branched out into beets, grilled chicken, cranberries and walnuts. I know this thrilling look into my lunch life is what keeps you coming back to Erin's Kitchen, but right now, it's what I got. Any recommendations for my next salad?

9 comments:

Nina said...

I totally get it -- I actually used to look forward to big salad lunches (and a black & white cookie!) from Pax when I worked near Times Square...

Jill Davis Doughtie said...

I love this picture.

Kate said...

There is just something about a good hearty salad, and that one looks amazing. Now I want a salad

Lise-Marie said...

Hello from France!

Mmmm... do some of these things look tasty! :-)

Bon app├ętit!

the tiger said...

"hey erin"

Kristen said...

I would be a big salad eater then too. What a way to do it!

jess said...

hm...i love baby corn in my salad. and mango or papaya. peas. oh! and jicama for sweet crunch! there's a salad bar like this in sf and i lurve it. and also add some steak. mmmm.

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lovely salad!! actually not all ingredients I really prefer, but combination I liked a lot!

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