I have what I call ‘low days’, days where nothing is cheerful. On such occasions, only three things can lift me from the spell: chocolate (momentary happiness then regret), shopping (short-lived cheer then guilt), and phone calls to girlfriends (or anyone willing to lend an ear). Failing that, some homemade Chicken, Beets and Mango Salad. If this fruity, punchy salad doesn’t cheer you up, then call me! (If you are vegetarian, substitute crunchy roasted walnuts for the chicken.)
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