Admittedly, although I'm a little free-flying when it comes to my cooking (and even baking... tsk!tsk!), I usually have a little recipe I go by.
In my quest to eat healthier, I've also started looking at recipe blogs to figure out how to do this without boring my mouth with spinach or causing my boyfriend to run over to a fast-food joint.
I kept buying small amounts of those bulk items like oats and grains from Whole Foods (and similar places), and they have been piling up in "The Ukrainian"'s cabinet. Finally, I had enough of messing with those bags and suggested we get some clear containers for them so that we know exactly how much we have and would be more enticed to use them.
But after searching in a few stores, we realized that jars were the best option. We got 12 for $10 at Target, which means <$1 per jar. I'll take that! There are only two measly jars here right now (red quinoa and wheatberries that I've had for nearly 3 years but are still good), but that will change...
Anyway, one night, I was told "just make salad." Given that I don't like eating like a rabbit, I made this garbanzo bean salad (recipe HERE). I subbed dates for raisins. This dish was actually quite good in spite of what I initially thought.
All three salads united on the plate.