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A Salad I Don’t Hate

A Salad I Don’t Hate

You don’t make friends with salad.

This is what I use to make salad

  • A chunk of sweet potato
  • Oil of some description (I use olive oil spray)
  • Salt and pepper
  • A handful and a bit of baby spinach/rocket/both
  • Maybe half an onion? Maybe a bit less?
    • 2 tsp maple syrup
    • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • As much avocado as you can afford as a student
  • More feta than you should be eating in one sitting but its OK because its reduced fat
  • 1 kangaroo burger patty (they’re $5 at Coles for 4 get around it)

This is how I make salad here u go

  • Peel your chunk of sweet potato and accidentally peel a bit of finger in the process. Off to a good start.
  • Realise you should have just chopped it into thin circles before you cut it into a chunk but its too late now.
  • Put your hard won orange discs into a hot(ish) pan, spray with oil and cover with salt/pepper/seasoning of preference.
  • Get a bowl out of the cupboard that doesn’t need to be washed up and put the leaves in it.
  • Top leaves with caramelised onion you prepared earlier (I used Kayla Itsines’ recipe bc I like to buy into fad diets and so I have her recipe book which is actually pretty good 10/10 would recommend if you don’t feel like takeout every night)

CARAMELISED ONION À LA ITSINES
Cook onion for an absurdly long amount of time over low heat bc otherwise it will burn and you will be sad about it.
When onion looks happy and cooked-ish, add your maple syrup + vinegar concoction and cook until it looks like caramelised onions.
Realise too late she said to cut it into thin strips and not dice it.
Add to a salad and pretend you made the whole recipe up yourself.

  • Dice the avo you can afford and the feta you should definitely not be eating so much of all the time and put that in the bowl too.
  • Look over and realise your potato needs flipping because its making an ‘I’m ready’ sizzling sound that doesn’t sound so good for your fire alarm. Turn on the exhaust fan so you and your roommates don’t have to pay the $2000 bill it costs when the fire alarm goes off in your flat.
  • Wish you had an oven so this damn sweet potato wouldn’t take so long to cook.
  • Add your kangaroo patty into the pan and immediately open the windows to let the smoke out.
  • Turn the hob down to a reasonable temperature.
  • Cook the kangaroo until its cooked.
  • Add sweet potato (artfully blackened in places) and cut up kangaroo to the bowl.
  • Spend 15 minutes photographing the bowl.
  • Eat in front of the Food Network instead of revising for your french test.

All images © Beth Howlett, 2017