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! 😉 !
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
I recreated this salad today with same ingredients and everything is ditto to the first time, only the presentation and the clicking style changed!
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! 😀
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!
Thanks Ngan for the kind words.
A very happy Blogoversary my dear! The salad look truly refreshing!
Congratulations on your blog anniversary! The salad looks pretty and refreshing x
Thanks Deena 🙂
One year 🙂 420 followers how cool is that? awesome work and good luck with wonderful years ahead
Thanks Charanya 🙂
Congratulation on your first blogoversary ,Sonal ! Wishing you a very happy years ahead . 🙂
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! 😀
Sure :). Thank you so much for the wishes /).
Wohhoo!! Congrats on your blogiversary, Sonal! Cheers to more years to come. <3
Thanks Jhuls :).
Happy Blogoversary Sonal 🙂 Wishing you more Blogoversary !
Thanks my dear :).
That’s a great-looking salad!
Thanks Nancy :).
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!
Hugs Priya for constant support /).
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.
Thanks Linda :).
Happy blogversary! And here’s to many more!!
A quick query, Sonal… Can I use lemon juice instead of balsamic??!!! I’m allergic to it 🙁
Shruti, sure or if Distilled vinegar works, then Distilled vinegar with a dash of brown sugar.
Nope… tat wont work too 🙁
Lemon it is then with a sprinkle of sugar :).
It was neat to read how your blog began! Congrats again on one year!
Thanks Lori :).
Happy Blogoversary!!! Looking forward to more of your delicious recipes for a long time to come.
Thanks my dear :).
Congratulations, Sonal! What a year it must have been for you. I sort of know the feeling. This salad looks so refreshing, perfect for a Blogiversary celebration. XOXO
Thanks Angie! Just revisited my first post and refreshed with pictures :).
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. 🙂
Balsamic is such great flavour tie in the sweet and non-sweet salad ingredients. This looks beautiful too.
Thanks Bunny :). Balsamic does create a wonderful collaboration by bringing the best out of sweet savory and tart.
Happy blogversary Sonal and many more!
Thanks Linda :).
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. 🙂
;). Rightly said Apsara ! Thanks :).
Conpigulations and happy anniversary my sweet friend! XOXO – Bacon
Thanks piggy boy :).
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Happy One Year Sonal! Your updated photo really does this beautiful salad justice! 🙂
Happy Blogoversary, Sonal! To many many more! And what a lovely summer salad.. xx