My New Year’s resolutions are going to be a whole post, but one main one includes getting more organized.  I am so organized on some things and so far from organized with other things.  I prefer to call my style, organized chaos.  

I like things to have an area or a place but not necessarily an exact position.  For example, I like to keep all of my sunglasses in a basket in the cupboard but not in a specific spot.  I like to have all of Anna’s craft supplies in a large tub, not individiual places and I like to throw all of my sports bars in one drawer, not folded neatly.  This system works for me because it can be cleaned up and in a place but not impossible for me to manage.  

This salad reminds me a lot of organized chaos.  Lots of things that go together but no major organization.  The more you throw together, the better!  

I was missing a key ingredient – kalamata olives.  I need to remember them next time and have written the recipe to include them!


 Healthy Vegetable Salad

  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 bag of frozen artichokes, seared in a hot pan then chopped
  • 1/2 c. match stick carrots
  • 10 pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
  • 2 c. arugula, chopped
  • 1/3 cup olive oil 
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • fresh pepper
  1. Clean and wash all veggies.  
  2. Dice cucumber, cherry tomatoes, artichokes, olives and arugula.
  3. Mix together all veggies and set in a large bowl.
  4. In a smaller bowl, mix together dressing. 
  5. Drizzle the salad with the dressing.  
  6. Serve with feta, if you have any 🙂


Off to enjoy more winter fun, while thinking of fresh veggies and Spring!