I am usually not the biggest fan of quinoa all by itself, but I had a huge bag in the pantry and needed to find a way to use it up. After searching Pinterest for ideas, I found the most delicious and super healthy quinoa dish!
I doubled up on the recipe, as I like to have a bunch for my roommates and I to eat for the next few days. But the recipe below serves 4.
This is one of my new favorite recipes, as it only took 15 minutes to make and it is sooooooo yummy!
2 cups of water
1 cup of quinoa
1 cup of baby kale, stems removed
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 cup cucumber
1/4 cup of minced onion
2 tbsp kalamata olives
1 tbsp of cilantro or parsley (chopped)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/8 tsp himalayan salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Cook quinoa. Add water and quinoa into medium pan, bring to boil. Turn stove top to low heat and let quinoa cook for 15 minutes, or until desired texture.
While your quinoa is cooking gather all of your vegetable and chop up. Mix all veggies in large bowl.
In separate small bowl mix together your dressing. Olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Stir dressing in with vegetable.
Add quinoa once cooked and stir thoroughly.
You can eat this dish hot or cold, its just as delicious either way!
And feel free to switch up the veggies or take certain ones out if you are not a fan.
Let me know if you recreate this recipe and how you like it!
A delicious breakfast I have been enjoying these past couple days is some homemade biscuits or fry bread. It’s super easy to make, takes about 10 or 15 minutes from start to finish and it’s delicious!
This amount of ingredients makes 5 medium sized biscuits. 2 cups flour 1 tbsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 cup shortening or partly melted butter 1/2 cup warm water
Mix the dry ingredients first, then slowly add in the water and shortening until you get something like this
Next get a skillet and add some olive oil and place whatever sized dough you would like in the skillet
After a few minutes flip your biscuits. It should be golden brown on the cooked side
Once the biscuits look good to eat add whatever toppings you would like.
This morning my mother and I topped our biscuits with butter, homemade rhubarb jam and peanut butter.
Being a full time college student I am short on time some mornings. I try to stay healthy therefore making my own food seems like the best option. Here are a couple quick breakfast ideas for when you’re short on time!
This has been one of my favorite breakfasts so far! (Current obsession)
Toasted Bagel Thin smeared with crunchy almond butter topped with banana slices and drizzled in honey. Yum!!
Another super easy breakfast idea is a quick breakfasts sand which.
Once again toast a bagel thin and cook your egg to the desired way, add some cooked spinach and top with shredded cheese!
In a separate skillet add the butter, brown sugar and vanilla
Melt the brown sugar sauce on low heat, still until the butter is completely melted and the sauce is thin and almost of a liquid form. (If you put the stove on too high it will turn the sauce into a thick glob)
Take a table spoon and lightly drizzle the sauce onto your salted popcorn
Make sure to toss around the popcorn to make sure you get the sauce on all of the popcorn
Key rings are not just good for holding your keys, they are also good at holding your pants shut!
This may seem a little odd but we all have to admit that we have had those pair of pants or shorts that just don’t seem to stay zipped. And no one wants to walk around with their pants zipped down because that can just be embarrassing. And i do have to admit that I have used this trick a few times myself and it works like a charm!
So here is a quick little tip to help you keep your fly up.