The world played a cruel, cruel joke when it created a girl who wakes up stupid-early but stays up stupid-late, too. I blame email.
At least there’s fried cheese.
There are two ways to come at life if you have an internal clock like mine:
- Fight the late-nighter blues with some heavy medication
- Fight the early-morning rise with some heavy medication
Unfortunately, I don’t play either of these games so I’m left popping out of bed at five AM after a post-midnight pass out feeling all, “LET’S DO THIS SHIT.”
I guess I could also maybe stop drinking espresso in the afternoon, but what kind of life is that?
Plus, I have my greatest ideas in the wee hours of the morning so I’m just gonna roll with it. This chickpea salad was not one of them. This chickpea salad was created out of desperation, a little hope and a whole lot of fried cheese.
Adam and I work together. (A theme…) We work together and workout together and practice together and teach together and blah blah blah. We’re lucky (really lucky) that the work things we do are cool and fun, like, yoga raves and whatnot, but just because it’s not traditional work doesn’t mean it’s not work. We’re also lucky (really lucky) that we get to spend a whole lot more time together than a lot of couples. Even if it’s working or talking about work or going to work and so on.
But the “lucky” factor was wearing a little thin for me this weekend when we rolled into Sunday night with yet another event on the calendar. (You should have HEARD my whiny ass all weekend. Out of control. In my defense, I’m hyper-protective of my free time to the extend it’s almost paralyzing when it’s compromised.) So I hijacked a work obligation and turned it into a picnic date. (You can do this when you work at a yoga studio and your work obligation is attending a concert at the studio. Consider a career switch.)
So in a desperate attempt to reclaim my night, I packed up a picnic full of this chickpea salad, the blood orange quinoa salad, so much cheese, crackers, cookies and a bottle of wine.
OH. And the chickpea salad? Not even a recipe. You ready?
1 can of chickpeas, rinsed. 1 red bell pepper, chopped. 2 stalks of celery, chopped. 2 tablespoons of Goddess dressing. 1 giant hunk of deep-fried feta, diced. Mix it all together. Put it in your face.
I wish I could say I invented the fried feta, but I totally got it from The Cowfish. They put it on their Greek salad and it is perfect. Go get some.