Beet Tzatziki+Arugula Salad


 I like to pretend i’ve got a cleaning lady who comes once a week to fix all the things that are wrong with my apartment/life. She is unafraid. Totally fearless in tackling all the things i can’t seem to tackle. Like that mountain of dirty clothes? NBD, consider them washed, folded, tiny mint on top. Kitchen a disaster? psh, no biggie, clean as a whistle, also, tiny mints. Did that bottle of jam explode in your refrigerator? HOooooow does that happen? whatevs…taken care of.  Haven’t made my bed in days? She puts hospital corners on that fool! (and linen spray)

You get the idea here. i’m totally bonkers.

 I imagine she wears a lovely pressed uniform and dispenses a slurry of wisdom and life advice in between vacuuming and tea. Maybe she invites me to her eldest son’s graduation. I dunno. Maybe he’s handsome…. oh lord…

The deal is, i don’t have a cleaning lady, or tiny mints.

All i got is this salad. And that seems to be enough.

Because whenever life feels overwhelming, and I realize how genuinely broke I am, nothing feels better than a vacuumed floor, a hot shower, and a fresh salad with a ton of lemon. 

This salad feels like a life plan. It’s fresh, responsible, and takes care of your future (i.e. heart health!) 

The beet tzatziki is what makes it so insanely good. 

Put a handful of arugula in your favorite salad bowl. add 1/2 a chopped avocado, a generous squeeze of lemon, and a spoonful of tzatziki. serve with a charred garlic toast. if you are fond of red pickled onions, now is their time to shine! yum yum yum. Get it together. 


We can do it!

xxoo Happy days



2 tsp fresh lemon juice to taste

1 clove minced garlic

1 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups thick greek yogurt or labne (kefir cheese)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon freshly chopped dill (dried is fine too, in a pinch) 

Fresh ground pepper to taste

1 to 1/2 cups cooked shredded beets (you can use bought cooked beets. totes ok)


That’s it. Combine all the spices/seasonings into yogurt. Add beets. mix well.

top with feta if you wish. eat with carrots, cucumbers, crackers, put it on turkey sandwiches. this stuff rocks. 

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