I've been enjoying this salad lately:
It's got lettuce, red bell pepper, sometimes purple cabbage, corn, edamame. The dressing is canned tomato blended with a little onion, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, cumin (optional), and some ground seeds or nuts if you want.
I had a house guest for a few days this week. We went out to restaurants a few times. I have to get better at enjoying restaurants. I don't like being a weirdo but I don't want to eat the tons of salt and oil you get at restaurants. So I ordered plain salads and topped them with my own contraband. They were good and I was happy eating my food. I just wish I didn't feel like a weirdo, wondering if people think I have an eating disorder, etc. I also ate too much of my food--way too many nuts. That is partly due to wanting to celebrate with food--I used to enjoy having coffee and wine and good food with this friend. Why does food have to be so psychological? I wish I were in a better place with this.