Freestyle Food: Super Salad + An Important Tip

I don’t plan on becomming a food blogger. But until I get back to love, life, and the pursuit of Jesus, I figure it can’t hurt to share a meal I made a few minutes ago, along with a vital note regarding yesterday’s recipe.

First, the salad:

The dressing was made of
balsalmic vinegar
sea salt
and olive oil.
As always, I mixed everything to taste.

The salad itself contains

1 can of tuna
1 bunch of romaine lettuce
2 tomatoes
Finely chopped red onion – about 1/4 cup
1/2 a cucumber
and white kidney beans left over from the Deep-Dish Cookie Pie that I made over the weekend.

Which brings me to my helpful hint. For some cooks, I’ll be stating the obvious. But bear with me…

When you read a recipe, pay careful attention to the measurements for the ingredients. Especially when a cook speaks in generalities concerning numbers of cans, bottles, etc.

For instance, the first item listed under the pie recipe was

2 cans white beans or garbanzos (drained and rinsed) (500g total, once drained)

(emphasis added)

When I went to the store, I grabbed two cans of beans from the shelf. However what I really should’ve watched was the more precise measurement of 500 grams.

Due to the size of my cans, I wound up Googling a gram-to-ounce/cups converter. Although Katie mentioned “2 cans” of beans, 500 grams in my universe amounted to just under ONE full can of beans.

That sort of thing is easy to overlook. But I think it’s important to save yourself from a ton of culinary heartache.

Measure carefully my friends! 😉


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