If you have noticed a recurring theme of “purple” in my blog, this is no coincidence. Both red and purple have presented themselves as signature colors in my life. When I was a little girl, I had to have the pastel lavender option for various toys and products, such as an 80’s style tape recorder “boom box”. In college, it just so happened I joined a sorority with national colors purple and white, therefore, continuing the theme of purple in my life. Aside from fashion and home accessories, I love to find the color in nature. Turns out food is a great place for it (see my 2015 blog post “Blue-Purple”).
…and so, without further delay, another recipe share. Again, this is inspired by Sarah Britton. However, as we begin to pull ourselves out of winter and think about Spring, I love to start thinking about salads again. This one has become a go-to in my life and will, undoubtedly, become a classic as time goes forward. In addition, the spice and herb focus to the dressing not only brings about a flavorful punch, it is a savvy way to pack in a little extra nutrition. I highly recommend to try at least a small amount of cayenne pepper, even if you think you don’t like a hot spice. The cinnamon combination creates a nice balance. One adjustment I have done in the past is blend figs into the dressing itself. At certain times of the year, I can find organic green figs in the frozen section for a reasonable price. Black figs (or Turkish as I most prefer) can be a little pricey.
Ashley L Arnold, MBA, MPH is a lifestyle health educator and coach who supports clients to channel authority over their health, well-being, and overall vitality. Offering health education approaches and 1-on-1 coaching modules, she gets them out of excess weeds of information and inconsistent practices that don’t get desired results. Through helping people focus on the right applications paired with appropriate consideration for bio-individual facets, they become stronger, more confident self-advocates for their health. Bottom line, they will surpass challenges, embrace healthful living with ease, and, best of all, feel a greater sense of empowerment and more energy!