Woke up this morning with a sore throat :(. I’m thinking that I desperately need a vacation, but since I can’t have that, the next best thing is a nap. So while my son naps today, so will I.
The fly update is an optimistic one. We are down to just a few stragglers. Thank God, because I’m so tired of killing them!!! We are still looking into how to solve our rodent issue. Will keep you guys updated, because I’m sure you are all waiting with bated breath :)!!!!
This is what I wore today. I bought this plaid shirt at Forever 21 a few years ago when I was in Vegas. It is sunny today but quite cold, so I decided to pair my plaid shirt with a cardigan and of course my booties!!! I realize how tired I look in this picture. Not the most flattering. Oh well!!!
What is Quinoa? Quinoa is a gluten free grain, a superfood and a great source of protein and fiber. It is becoming quite popular, and is a great alternative to rice and/or pasta. Cooking with Quinoa is quite easy, just follow the instructions on the package. We started eating Quinoa when my son was a baby. It was the first grain I introduced him to. I would mix it up with vegetables and he loved it. Now my favorite way of preparing quinoa is by making it into a salad. It’s a great way to get a lot of nutrients all at once, and also a great way to hide things like Kale. Here is my Quinoa Salad recipe.
- Cook about 1 cup of Quinoa with a cube of chicken stock. Adds great flavor to the Quinoa.
- Dice 1 red, yellow or orange pepper
- Dice 1/3 cup of red onion
- Add either 1 can of lentils or beans or both if you prefer
- Add 1 can of corn
- Dice 2 sticks of celery
- Blend 2-3 Kale leaves de-stemmed in the food processor. Once you’ve blended it up, you can’t taste it.
- Toss everything together.
- Juice of 1 freshly squeezed lemon
- 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
- 3 tbsp of olive oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Mix the dressing into the salad. Let the salad sit, cool and serve.
The possibilities of what you can put into the Quinoa Salad are endless. Experiment and see what combinations you like. Enjoy :)!!!
Happy Hump Day Everyone!!!!