I discovered coffee and vegetables go together. I made a crisp green salad and served it with an Asian vinaigrette infused with coffee to spike up the flavors. The process was simple. First, do the dressing and chill it in the refrigerator for the flavors to blend. Then fix the salad. Whether it is meant to be a light side dish or a large, elegant entrée this salad with its savory dressing gives the meal a lift. Dress up the greens with slim strips of smoky salmon, citrus-sweet orange segments, an assortment of greens, crisp wonton strips, crunchy nuts and any other ingredients you want to toss in. Finally, serve the sophisticated coffee-infused vinaigrette on the side or pour at the table side.
Everything we do – big or small is important. Whether we bake a cake or whip up a salad, it’s still important. That we took the time with what little time we have in a day to put together the crunchy lettuce, the succulent slices of tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, assorted vegetables and condiments – these are all indications we care for our family or for ourselves and our own well-being.
Our daily lives are measured by the things we do to make a difference. When we give happiness, bring a smile to someone’s face by a simple act of sharing then that is significant.
Preparing a meal for our family or for friends are little things that make up a larger gesture. Take the opportunity today to make someone smile. No matter what circumstances are in your life right now, make someone’s day happy. Begin with this salad. It’s a great start.