This will banish the blahs without taxing your pantry.
Celery and Apple Salad
8 celery ribs
½ cup celery leaves
1 red apple
½ cup red onion
1 TBSP vinegar
½ TBSP mustard, preferably something spicy
1 tsp maple syrup
½ tsp salt
3 TBSP oil
¼ cup shaved Parmesan cheese
Chop the celery ribs on the diagonal. Chop some of the leaves. Slice the apple and onion very thinly.
Toss in a mixture of vinegar, mustard, syrup, salt, and oil.
Sprinkle with cheese.
Sesame or sunflower seeds, lightly roasted and salted
Fennel leaves (the tenderest new growth) or thin-sliced root