46 comments

  1. says:

    February 19, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Do you know… That I sometimes look out your window into Brooklyn and dream of being back to New York again?… Just thought you might wanna know…

    Besides that, healthy salads are for willing goats. We are not goats. We are lions.

    • tworedbowls says:

      February 19, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      I’m secretly enticing you to come back, Mandy. Move back to New York.. come show me the joys of homemade express spicy miso ramen…

      Also, I legitimately laughed out loud this morning when I read your comment. “We are lions.” YES. This is why you rock.

  2. says:

    February 19, 2014 at 9:50 am

    i think this is the kind of salad my husband (and me) would love. our salads have been so so boring and i’m always looking for ways to make it more fun. bookmarking this for the future! we always love getting a bag of spinach from trader joe’s so this is perfect!

    • tworedbowls says:

      February 19, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      Yesss! I felt the same way! And then this salad came along and I loved it so much that I was pretty much just eating it with my face. I hope you love it if you try it, Jane! And sending good vibes your way for precious Piri <3

  3. says:

    February 19, 2014 at 10:02 am

    You can never ever go wrong with bacon and at least you try with salad.. it’s a struggle for me but I could definitely get down with this one.. And I love the view from your window. :)

    • tworedbowls says:

      February 19, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      Oh girl me too. I almost never have salad… It’s such a shame. So I figure bacon-y spinach is better than no spinach at all!! :) Thanks so much, Erika!

    • tworedbowls says:

      February 19, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      HA, right?! That’s why I say do whatever you want to salad, cuz if it’s one thing that can be said for this, it’s that I enjoy it just as much as pizza. :) #worthit

  4. says:

    February 19, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    unhealthy salads are the way to go. just last week we made the most unhealthy salad, complete with bacon and then making the pita bread croutons in ALL of the LEFTOVER BACON GREASE. no regrets, no remorse.

    in college i used to douse my salads in ranch dressing. it was more like RANCH SOUP with some lettuce leaves. again, no regrets, no remorse.

    • tworedbowls says:

      February 19, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      Girrrrrl. I like your STYLE. Pita bread croutons in bacon grease? Count me in!! No regrets ever.

      Ahaha oh college — I used to get a gigantic crispy chicken salad with croutons, cheese, and blue cheese dressing galore. (And back then, I actually did think I was eating healthy. L-O-L.)

  5. says:

    February 20, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Will you still talk to me if I told you that I’ve never eaten bacon!!! : / My husband however is THE bacon man and would absolutely love this salad! Beautiful shots btw, Cynthia.

    • tworedbowls says:

      February 20, 2014 at 10:50 pm

      Haha NEVER EVER? Wow. I’m actually more in awe than anything. (And kind of envious at how much healthier you must be!) And actually, my officemate doesn’t eat pork, and I’m beginning to feel like a terrible human being every time I bring baked goods into the office that should not typically contain bacon… and then forget and offer it to him. .__. Luckily he’s never actually eaten it!

      PS Random, but do you mind if I ask you where you got that beautiful dishcloth/cloth napkin that you use in your photos? It has the most wonderful texture!

      • says:

        February 21, 2014 at 1:57 pm

        My mom picked it up for me a couple years ago. It’s from the Farm Shop at Blue Hill at Stone Barns up in Westchester County. I doubt they have them anymore, and I’ve even tried googling it, but no luck :( Canvas, in the city has some really lovely linen towels, you might want to try them ;)

        • tworedbowls says:

          March 5, 2014 at 12:24 pm

          I am so late with this! Tell your mom she has impeccable taste ;) I’ll have to check out Canvas sometime very soon. Thank you so much, Lindsey! <3

    • tworedbowls says:

      February 20, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      Ooh yay!! I hope you love it if you try it. Also, 1. I love that you said “wauw” SO much, and 2. love your blog! So glad you commented so that I could find you today. Excited to keep following you! :)

  6. says:

    February 20, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    You know, I used to be all about salads, but lately I’m finding that I’m just as hungry after a salad as I am before it! Maybe it’s because it’s winter and they just don’t satisfy me as much? I’m always looking for something more hearty…and if I ate bacon, this sure would be it!! But I can tell you this much – my bf would definitely gobble up his AND my servings of this salad! And ahhh, your photography!! So gorgeous!! Hope you’re having a great day, C!!

    • tworedbowls says:

      February 20, 2014 at 11:19 pm

      Ugh, me too! It’s my perpetual problem with salads. I also hate when they’re ice-cold (have you ever had Chop’t? I love them, but their salads are absolutely frigid. I’m cold thinking about it.) I think that’s why I love this one so much — warm dressing, yummy fatty filling foods… baha. And aww, thanks for such sweet words! They were needed today for sure <3 hope you had a good rest of your day too my dear!

  7. says:

    February 20, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    All salads should aspire to be this salad. This is totally the cool kid on the playground. Of salads. Or maybe the fat kid. Or maybe the fat kid that, lo and behold, can totally do cherry drops and death drops from the bars despite his portly shape. Because he’s just that cool. Yep, that one.

    • tworedbowls says:

      February 20, 2014 at 11:21 pm

      HAHAHA omg. omg. this. Not to put pressure on you or anything, Em, but your comments never ever fail to make me lol. Yes… this salad is the fat cool acrobatic kid we all knew and admired back in the fourth grade. To a tee.

  8. says:

    February 24, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Loved reading this post Cynthia! Sometimes a salad needs an assortment of goodies to make a bit more enjoyable.. And I must say that the addition of bacon is this one is definitely a step in the right direction.

  9. says:

    February 25, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    That is an incredible dressing! I found this recipe today through pinterest, but I’m wishing I had found it yesterday when I was frying up a whole package of bacon for lentil soup. I used the fat then for caramelizing onions, but I would have reserved some for this salad had I known. At least now I have this recipe in reserve for the next time bacon graces our table. Thank you for sharing!

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