Cucumber and Mango Salad with Lime Dressing

A book review of The New American Heart Association Cookbook with a great salad recipe. . . . → Read More: Cucumber and Mango Salad with Lime Dressing

Grilled Portobello and Red Quinoa Vegetable Salad

There’s been a couple of oh-so-tiny desserts recently and one soup but we’re still on our 2017 Challenge of Rice Bowls and Salads. Here’s the latest recipe to hit our table as we strive for health and weight loss. . . . → Read More: Grilled Portobello and Red Quinoa Vegetable Salad

Southwest Quinoa and Kale Salad with NM Red Chile Vinaigrette

Still, it remains to be seen if we make our (usual) yearly trek to Northern New Mexico.

Moon over Inn on Alameda, December 2014

So, I am still wistfully thinking about our past trips and posting a few pictures as I revisit our past journeys.

El Santuario de Chimayó on Christmas Day, 2011

. . . → Read More: Southwest Quinoa and Kale Salad with NM Red Chile Vinaigrette

Tangy Cumin Citronette and a Salad Trifecta

This tangy vinaigrette is perfect for greens. It is perfect for a composed chicken salad. It is perfect for quinoa and kale. Cumin Citronette is so good, I tried it on all three salads. . . . → Read More: Tangy Cumin Citronette and a Salad Trifecta

Festive Quinoa Salad

The holidays were kind of a blur this year.  We spent time with family and friends for almost a solid two weeks.  No worries, though, it was a wonderful time.  (Mostly.  There was the typical drama that we were soon laughing over.   Nothing major.)

We traveled to the Denver area on the 21st to . . . → Read More: Festive Quinoa Salad

Feta and Chickpea Pesto Salad for #HotSummerEats

Today I present a cool summer salad. Check it out and don’t forget you have only three more days to enter THE GIVEAWAY! . . . → Read More: Feta and Chickpea Pesto Salad for #HotSummerEats

Curried Quinoa, Wild Rice, and Veggie Salad

This salad was inspired from my lunch at the CIA run pop-up bakery in San Antonio last month. It combines quinoa, wild rice, peas, carrots, and radish. . . . → Read More: Curried Quinoa, Wild Rice, and Veggie Salad

Italian Quinoa-White Bean Salad

So, you’ve heard there’s no such thing as a free lunch, right?

Well, at my school, there is.

One of the few perks of the teachers and staff is that we all get a free lunch.   Really, this does add up and it is a real benefit.    I hate to complain, though, but . . . → Read More: Italian Quinoa-White Bean Salad

Quinoa Fiesta Salad

This salad is my SRC post for July. I was very intimidated by my pairing this month. 🙂 . . . → Read More: Quinoa Fiesta Salad

Red Quinoa Greek Salad

A salad for summer. (I know, I am rushing the season!) . . . → Read More: Red Quinoa Greek Salad

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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