We like salads, and we make a lot of them. The “recipe” for salad is simple: put some raw plant stuff together.
Here’s one I made last week.
We usually begin with iceberg lettuce, because we like it, but sometimes we use cabbage, or bok choy, or Romaine lettuce, or spinach. Sometimes we add carrots, and/or celery and/or green onions. We like sunflower seeds, pecans, walnuts, and cashews. Sometimes we add raisins, craisins (dried cranberries), mandarin oranges, or pears.
“This a way” means, in salads as well as in writing, whatever works for you.
And now, because I have it stuck in my head, this: