We all have that special toy we were all about when we were little kids. That one where you are anxiously await the newest roll out. For me, that toy was Polly Pocket. When I first started playing with them, they were tiny little figurines that lived in pocket-sized cases (Wow, it all makes sense now!) that were so intricately designed in line with different themes – story book princesses, pool parties, pre-schools, and sea world.
When I was in grade school they graduated to the four inch dolls with rubber clothing and my love for fashion flourished. I wanted and collected as many sets as I possibly could. I meticulously kept the dolls and clothes in their plastic cases when I wasn’t playing with them and over the course of 6 years, I think I lost one shoe. And I’m pretty sure my hamster ate it, so it really wasn’t my fault.
When I was in high school, I finally decided my little sisters (who were in their early years of school) were worthy of my passing down my precious collection. Today, I could probably find one doll, whose arms have been chewed by the dogs, and whose head has probably been ripped off, and any rubber clothes that remain are probably torn down the middle. It still brings an instant flash of anger and despair. Guess I’ll have to search for collector’s editions on Ebay when I have children so I, I mean my kids, can play with them.
My love for collections these days extends to two categories – clothes, and kitchen tools. One of the items that was on my list this year was a Spiralizer. If you’ve been on Pinterest, you’ve probably seen recipes showing perfectly spiraled zucchini. I recently discovered the tool can be extended to carrots, apples, and a host of other produce. My love of curly fries has been reignited in the form of a variety of other fruits or vegetables. Curly things are just so much fun!
In this recipe, you’ll find a collision of two things I love most in this world – fun-shaped food and greek salad. You can ask Andrew, whenever we go out to eat, when in doubt I’ll be going with this salad. You just really can’t go wrong. And with all of the Easter candy I’ve been getting rid of in our home via my stomach, this was a nice change. Pretty darn easy and totally fresh. It’s the bomb and no lettuce included, so it’s just the good stuff! Hope you love it as much as I do!
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XOXO – Emmy Lou Lou
Spiralized Greek Salad
• 1 Cucumber
• ½ Cup Mediterranean feta cheese
• ¼ Cup Kalamata olives
• ¼ Cup red onion
• ½ Cup cherry tomatoes
• Use a spiralizer to shred cucumber. You can also chop it up if you don’t have one.
• Chop red onion.
• Chop olives and tomatoes if desired.
• Combine vegetables together.
• Top with feta cheese.