We raced along the beach, weaving in and out of Spring Break cruisers, neck and neck the whole way. How cool it would be to spend every day - even working days - like this. I have been working nights this week and have had a taste of what others who work the night shift must be keeping from the rest of us. The warmth of the sun. Deserted beaches. Quiet streets. To live against the grain doesn't seem too shabby.
If I worked nights all the time, I'd spend all day outside while the sun is up. Read a book at the beach. Run errands midday. Sleep 'til noon. Oh the life.
Too bad the grass is always greener on the other side....
kale, cauliflower and quinoa salad
1-1.5 cups cooked quinoa
2 small heads cauliflower, separated and lightly steamed
4-5 kale leaves, leaves removed and coarsely chopped
1 tbsp currants
1/4 cup toasted or soaked/dehydrated almonds
juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp olive oil
Toss first five ingredients together in a medium-size bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt. Toss again.