Ah, my first recipe! I will not take the credit for inventing any of my recipes. I find them online, and I make them. And I will post them if they are delicious.
My main goal in eating right is eating things that keep me full. Like the porridge oats!
I also like to make large amounts of things at one time. This way, I can pack them for lunches at work and feed them to Brax all in one batch. My first example- Quinoa Party Salad!
Why is quinoa such a superfood? One cup of quinoa has 9 grams of protein! I often eat this with a sweet potato and some steamed veggies- kind of like it’s my main meat dish! It contains all the 8 amino acids, it’s high in fiber, has plant-based calcium, and iron! It’s good stuff. It’s gluten-free, too.
So without further ado, here is a recipe I found called “Quinoa Party Salad.” I have, infact, made this for parties before. The response? “This is delicious! Did Jeannine bring this, because it looks healthy and weird.” Ahh, family<3
2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled
2 peppers, 1 red and 1 orange
2 cans black beans (or make your own)
2 can corn (or fresh)
1 cup of cilantro
1/4 cup olive oil
Juice of 1 Lime
1 tbsp cumin (We used curry powder, instead) We love us some curry.
Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes
Cook the quinoa in 4 cups boiling water for 20 minutes, covered, and let cool. Dice your veggies and mix together. Whisk together olive oil, juice, and spices. Add everything together, and Ta-Da!
Full recipe from http://www.afitandspicylife.com/2010/07/23/quinoa-party-salad/