The first time I had a quinoa salad was last spring at the Valley Medical Center's Glow Day for Women. It was made greek style with feta, and I was instantly in love.
Now, I'm taking a turn at making my own quinoa salad. What I love about this ingredient is that you can give it any flavor profile! Feelin' like Mexican food? Use chili powder, cumin, and a little low fat cheese with fresh lime juice and cilantro. Or go Italian with oregano, fresh basil, and a little lemon juice. Oh the ways you can dress quinoa up is endless!
The best part about quinoa....it's gluten free!
Quinoa Veggie Salad
1 cup quinoa
2 cups vegetable or chicken stock (or you can use water)
(THEN I JUST CLEANED OUT MY FRIDGE)
1 yellow bell pepper
2 celery stalks
1/2 red onion
1 cucumber seeded and diced
1 handful cilantro
1 fresh lime squeezed for juice
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. red wine/ or white vinegar (whatever you have will work)
salt and pepper
Put quinoa in a sauce pan with liquid and bring to boil. Then, turn down to a simmer and let it cook for 15-20 minutes.
Chop all ingredients and add to bowl. Add the quinoa. Mix together! It's delicious hot AND cold! Enjoy y'all!
Citing Ty Herndon as inspiration yesterday... Billy Gillman filmed a video and uploaded it to YouTube. He is also gay.
Billy claims the fact that he is gay has kept him from signing a major record deal. If that's true, that is sad and...
Ty Herndon has come out of the closet! Read the entire story from People Magazine HERE.
Here's a couple of my favorite Ty Herndon songs from the 90's:
Good for you, Ty. I support your courage and hope you can be a role model...
Meghan Trainor (who sings "All About That Bass") steps up to the mic and belts out an AWESOME version of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off"! This is addicting! Check it out.
(photo: carla da souza campos/Flickr)
Here is the recipe I talekd about on the air today:
• 1 (18 -20 lb) whole turkey
• 2 stalks celery (roughly chopped)
• 1 carrots (roughly chopped)
• 1 onions (cut into quarters)
• 3 -4 crushed garlic...