A spinach red onion, tomato and walnut salad served with a oil balsamic dressing with sharp Gorgonzola cheese. The mixture of flavors is exhilarating. Gluten-Free
Last night D made me go to the gym with him. And when I say made I mean he made me feel so guilty about the fact that we have a gym in our building and I’ve only been there twice that I just had to tag along.
Worst thing ever. I don’t know about you but I think going to the gym is downright dreadful.
That is the only place where you literally can feel every single second slowly crawling along. If I ever feel like time is going too fast now I know all I need to do is run down to the gym and that’s where it really slows down. I know some people say they love the gym? But do we really trust them? Do they honestly love the gym? Or just love to say they love the gym, to trick their minds into thinking going down to run around on a treadmill like a hamster in a cage is actually the most fun they’ve had a day? I think they’re just tricking themselves.
I mean ok, hiking, biking, canoeing, I can understand – yes all physical exercise but yes can be incredibly enjoyable. Climbing the stairmaster to get nowhere? No, absolutely not rewarding in any way shape or form. Are you with me?
Yes I can force myself to go to the gym, but it’s oh so hard. The one thing that can get me there is a good book. As long as I can read while working out then I can manage somehow. That cuts out running on the treadmill though. Too much motion sickness going on if you’re trying to read while running. The stair master or elliptical can work though. Much easier to read while climbing stairs. What’s your favorite gym machine? What gets you in there on a regular basis?
O and another awful thing about the gym – it takes all the joy out of eating. Now that I know it will take me 10 torture-some minutes of pointless climbing on the stair master to burn off the calories in a single slice of bread – hmmm don’t think I’ll ever enjoy (or eat) bread again.
With that in mind I thought today would be an appropriate day to post a salad -- hopefully one that will not take too long to work off at the gym : ) Both healthy and delicious for this spinach red onion tomato and walnut salad. The oil balsamic and gorgonza dressing is superb. This salad literally comes together in minutes but is bursting with fresh and crispy flavors.
- 2 handfuls of fresh spinach leaves, torn in half
- 1 tomato, sliced
- ⅛ small red onion, thinly sliced
- handful of walnuts
- handful of crumbled gorgonzola cheese
- 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2-3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- salt, pepper to taste
- Microwave Gorgonzola cheese until slightly melted, 10-20 seconds.
- Mix olive oil and balsamic vinegar together.
- On a plate layer spinach leaves, tomato slices, red onion slices, drizzle with olive oil mixture, add crumbled cheese and sprinkle with walnuts. Salt and pepper to taste.