Hello my lovelies! Just a quick shout-out, my awesome little sister Missy just started a blog: Missy Lee of the Sea. Check her out.
Anyway, I enjoyed a glorious snow day yesterday and have been making a ton of new to me recipes this week, so without further ado:
If you guys haven’t checked it out yet, check out my Savor the Flavor Sunday post from this weekend. I feel like I’ve been in a bit of a food rut lately, but making this list FINALLY helped me get out of the rut. Yay for cooking!
So far from the list I’ve made:
I used red quinoa instead of regular, because it was all I had in the kitchen. Also for the veg I used zucchini and onion. Yum! These are SO nice for packing into lunches.
I got a lot of questions on this one so I went ahead and tried it out! I used regular bread instead of ezekiel and raspberry preserve instead of cranberries because that’s what I had on hand. THIS WAS SO GOOD. I didn’t really know what to expect from the taste, but it was very sweet with the preserve, really creamy from the avos and goat cheese, and a little tangy. Out. of. this. world.
I had this with a side of kale with cilantro lime dressing from Trader Joe’s that I heard about on Kim‘s blog.
Last, but not least I made Kathy’s quinoa and bean bowl with shrimp
Sorry for the crappy pic, I took it in dim lighting and my hands were shaking with anticipation. Also, It looked like poop after mixing it all up:
But it tasted like pure heaven in my mouth.
….ok, I didn’t really follow the recipe (when do I ever follow the recipe exactly?) BUT this dish was inspired by her recipe. Here’s my version:
-2 tablespoons cilantro lime vinaigrette (From Trader Joe’s)
-2 tablespoons corn salsa (from Trader Joe’s)
-1/2 cup cooked quinoa
-1/3 cup black beans mixed with cooked onion
-4 oz cooked chopped beef (I cooked mine in a pan with olive oil/garlic/lime/Lawry’s seasoned salt)
Mix it all up in a bowl and chow down. So hearty and healthy and yuuummmmyyyy.
Happy Wednesday everyone. Cheers!