Refreshing Summer Salad, revised on Blogoversary

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A simple salad was the dish that kick started my blog on 28th of May 2013.

In the midst of uncertainty and uneasiness, simplyvegetarian777 was born, to investigate the purpose of self-existence, to understand my own presence and to re-kindle my creative side. No prior thought, no detail planning, just like that…it made its own existence and redefined me.

I am so thankful to you my dear blog to help me rediscover myself. I love you and you have loved me back, always. You have given me Joy and made me proud and annoyed me too. You made me work and work harder, putting my otherwise dead brain cells to work. I can’t thank you enough for being there :). Too much? Ehhh! πŸ˜‰ !

Okay, getting back to revisiting my first recipe, the writing style and the first picture, ever, I took for my blog !

This is my favorite salad and who knew would be so easy to whip up this gourmet salad in a jiffy. A wholesome robust salad bursting of flavors and textures!

Spring mix salad leaves : 2 hands full
Pears : 8 thin slices cut in halves
Strawberries : 8 medium cut in slices
Blueberries : 1/4 cup
Cranberries(dried) : 1tbsp
Goat cheese(crumbled) : 2 tbsp
Nuts(chopped/sliced) : 2 tsp
Balsamic vinegarette : 2 tbsp


In a large bowl, toss everything together with light hand. Chill in fridge for 1/2 an hr. Enjoy as a complete meal or a side.

Serves : 2

My first click ever!

I recreated this salad today with same ingredients and everything is ditto to the first time, only the presentation and the clicking style changed!


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  1. Happy Blogoversary, Sonal! You have a wonderful blog and I am so glad we are blogging buddies. You have taught me so many new things and I can’t wait to learn even more! πŸ˜€

  2. Happy blogoversary, Sonal! What a wonderful thing to celebrate one year of blogging, and to celebrate it joyfully as you are. I love that you recreated a salad from your initial post, and what a beautiful salad it is. I can’t wait to see what you bring us this next year!

  3. Congratulations on your blogoversary, Sonal! You have created such a warm community here within a short time. This salad is a perfect way to celebrate, so many colours and refreshing flavours. And your lovely photos are make me wish it is summer in Australia so I can make this salad now…. so maybe I will, with slightly different seasonal ingredients! πŸ˜€

  4. Congratulations on 1 year, Sonal! Your energy, dedication, and creativity have taken this blog to great heights in such a short time… Here’s to many more posts, and achievements! Good luck!

  5. Happy Blogaversary ( still cannot spell it) Sonal!
    I love the evolution of your blog and I think this bright vibrant salad is a metaphor for your creative spirit and presence at WordPress.

      1. I’ve always wanted to do that, too, to old post when I had no clue what I was doing and was taking photos with an old point and shoot. Maybe when I have time, I will do. πŸ™‚

  6. happy first blogoversary, Sonal! You have an amazing number of recipes for just one year! I agree with you that a blog that the owner loves can also annoy them at times, when life gets too busy and gets in the way of blogging. πŸ™‚