Apple Chorizo Grain Salad
Spice up those winter dinners with this kale and grain salad with apple and chorizo!
A few nights ago we had a group of friends over to celebrate my birthday. Dave made a huge Hawaiian feast and I assisted by mixing up some cocktails (duh). We made Painkillers, Mai Tais and Corpse Reviver #2s, which all involve tons of citrus, rum and pineapple. And my favorite of the bunch, the Painkiller, brings coconut cream into the mix, which is just plain decadent.
Two things happen after you have a cocktail party with lots of tiki drinks and navy strength rum. One of them is that you have a lot of ingredient odds and ends left over. And the second is that you suddenly feel like getting a healthy start the next day. 🙂
That’s how this smoothie was born. It’s almost a tiki drink without the rum… frozen pineapple, coconut cream and juice and a few other fridge staples. It turned out to be just plain delicious.
Did I still mix myself a Painkiller this evening as well? Oh definitely. We just have to use up those leftovers. But — this smoothie was a welcome healthy start to my day!