During summer, when the heat is unbearable, the last thing we want is a heavy meal. We turn to grilled meats and veggies, light salads and ice cold lemonade. Instead of a green salad try making this beautiful rainbow quinoa salad for your next meal or party! In all honestly I do not like raw bell peppers...but there is something about this salad. The combo of the churchy veggies and seasoned quinoa that makes it all perfectly balanced. The beans, celery and savory quinoa are perfect! I made . . .
Last summer I sat on a warm, sunny SoCal beach next to my dear friend who was eating a lunch similar to this Mexi-quinoa buddha bowl. Gosh it looked so good, and I was SO hungry. I love going to the beach all day, soaking in the sun and sea air, but really struggle with a meal to bring for myself! PBJ's are great for the kids-- not me. I struggle in general with coming up with good lunches for myself. So making lunch ahead of time, like this Mexi-quinoa buddha bowl or Kadee's Burritos buddha . . .
Friends, do you remember when quinoa got, like, HUGE? I do. My super-healthy friend was all about putting quinoa in her chili and I thought that was the most disgusting thing ever and NO WAY would I ever eat this weird, hippy seed. Well guess what. I eat it now. And I love it. And it's the perfect carb and you should be eating it too!! Yeah, I get it, it's been presented as a fad (unfortunately, right there with kale), but quinoa has some serous perks, those fluffy, little nuggets! All About . . .
This summer quinoa bowl is so fresh, flavorful and healthy. It's one of my favorite things to make when I'm running to the beach, the park, pool days. I love to make a big batch of it and keep in meal prep containers all week. You could never get sick of this salad. Gluten-Free May is Celiac Awareness Month. Are you aware of Celiac disease ;) 10 years ago if you asked me I would have had no idea, but about that time one of my best friends was diagnosed with it and it changed my way of . . .
My husband recently read a book that inspired him to completely change his diet. I'm talking green smoothies with a million different greens (bok choy? seriously?), no dairy, only 1 cup of 100% whole wheat grains daily (did you know that a food product only needs 51% whole wheat grain to label itself as 'whole wheat'?), the occasional lean meat, and obviously no sweets or fat. Good for him, right? Bad for wifey....Dinners have been challenging to say the least, and I've certainly missed . . .