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!
Breakfast, the most important meal of the day!
I always make sure I start my day off with a nice big breakfast, and I like to be quick about it. Therefore, my breakfast meal is usually the same every morning. But I am still not tired of it!
If you want to find out how to make a delicious breakfast in just over a couple minutes then keep reading!
My Nature’s Path Oatmeal is by far my favorite. It only takes 75 seconds in the microwave and all you need is a 1/2 cup of water!
Once my oatmeal is done I take it out and add however much honey and cinnamon I am feeling. (Fun Fact: Use your local honey, it helps to build an immunity to some allergies in your area)
Mix it all up and add in your almonds and fruit!
I usually use blueberries, but I love to add banana and strawberry if I am out of blueberries.
Ahhh, the perfect quick and easy breakfast!
4 tbsp. butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 tsp. Vanilla
- Turn stove to med/low heat and add olive oil until there is a thin layer covering the bottom of your pan.
- Allow the oil to heat for a little and add popcorn kernels until they cover the bottom of the pan. Make sure you cover the pan with a lid or the popcorn will pop everywhere
- After the times between each popped kernels begins to slow, you can remove the pan and put your popcorn into a bowl.
- Sprinkle as much salt and buttered seasoning, on the dry popcorn, as you prefer
- 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