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I feel that everyone needs some sort of creative outlet, or passion project. This is mine. I share original and curated content of everything from photographs of my home, to my love for plants, to my carefully curated playlists. My hope is that this blog will serve as a source of inspiration for you as well. 

Kale Salad with Chicken

Kale Salad with Chicken

I had no intentions on posting about this salad, or else I would have taken a much nicer blog-worthy photo (what a missed opportunity on my part, gaaah), but it was really tasty, so I decided to share it anyway. This photo will more than likely be replaced with a better version in the coming days because these things matter, okay?

This simple, yet filling salad is a mashup (literally) of kale, avocado, lemon and lime juice, tomatoes, pink Himalayan salt, and carrots, topped with chicken tenderloins (which were marinated in maple syrup and turmeric). The original recipe - video included, which you can check out here, calls for chopped celery as well, but since the only way I enjoy my celery is cooked, I skipped that ingredient. 

I've really been trying to incorporate healthier options into my meals, and this is definitely a great place to start, although I’m still slowly warming up to kale. Do I plan on ditching a delicious burger or a platter of loaded nachos forever? Hell no. Food is to be thoroughly enjoyed, so I will always indulge, but consistently including healthier choices is no longer an option, it's a necessity. For me, it's all about figuring out what I enjoy. It's definitely been trial and error (keep the brown rice far, far away from me), but I will not be defeated.

Nana Yaa

Nana Yaa

Emerald Green + Links From Around the Web

Emerald Green + Links From Around the Web