i eat a lot of salad. sometimes i just crave raw greens. i’ve always been salad-obsessed since i was little. my aunt sharon says the reason i like salads was because when i was little she told me if i ate them i’d be skinny (did she lie to me?). my mom says this isn’t why i like salads, but because my nonna (italian grandma) always made the best salads and i always ate her salads at her house and when we went out to eat. who knows, all i know is i like salads. all kinds, too! fruit salads, green salads, bean salads, whatevs.
often times i crave salads after i practice. this morning someone asked me after class what i recommend eating AFTER class. i was like what? normally people ask what to eat BEFORE class. anyway, i don’t even remember what i told her or suggested. but then it made me wonder what DO i eat after class – normally salads! i admit sometimes it’s a burger, or ….. bojangles, LOL, but that’s just from time to time. hey – your body will crave what it needs! for sure learned that at teacher training.
i taught 2 classes this morning, then i took one class this afternoon. lots of time in the torture chamber! i came home and i immediately went for the cannellini beans. i thought i’d share this favorite after-yoga salad. it seems to have all the essentials: leafy greens, salt from capers, and protein from the beans. nothing is to measure, just add the following:
- cannellini beans
- raw garlic (the more the better!)
- capers (or your favorite pickled asparagus, from uncle RJ – do you have one of those?)
- olive oil
it’s the simple things in life.
ps – my inspiration for this favorite is from Sosta’s in downtown Raleigh. check ’em out. little French/Italian cafe.