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04 Aug, 2016

When leftovers come together LIKE MAGIC

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Recipes and Food

Don’t you love it when you clean out the fridge and the resulting food comes together in one dish so beautifully you can’t help but think you ARE WINNING THE KITCHEN WARS?

Well, this happened the other day, and I can’t stop thinking about it and high-fiving myself:

July 31 #dailylunches - clean the fridge out salad

Here’s what happened. I bought a couple marinated salmon skewers at Farm Boy, fired up the grill, and made them for my lunch. There were two in this package (I think there are usually two) but it was too much for me to eat so I put one away in the fridge and promptly forgot about it.

Before too long it was time to clean out the fridge and I rediscovered this lone skewer. What could be done? I picked a few kale leaves from our vegetable garden**, washed, chopped, and tossed ’em with some Farm Boy Apple Cider vinaigrette. Then I added the cold salmon and topped the whole shebang with leftover feta, a few stray snow peas, and some green onion from my windowsill that was leftover from a surprise delivery from Mike’s Garden Harvest. (Thanks Mike!) It all came together so wonderfully that I am going to have to recreate this salad very soon.

** I use this term very loosely.


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