Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Survival of the fittest, right? 

Which means part of being prepared is being fit. 

So I have had to find ways to work on getting fit. 

Unfortunately sugar is a major weakness, in fact I think my emotional attachment to sugar is a genetic disorder.

But my sister gave me this fantastic recipe which is filling and very healthy.

Doesn't this look Delicious??
It is.
Quinoa Salad (recipe courtesy of Sarah Lindsey)

1 Tbl oil
2 cup Sweet Onion, chopped
1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup quinoa rinsed, drain
2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups water
15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped, divided

Heat oil, medium heat
Add onion, pepper, salt, for 5 minutes
stir in next 4 ingredients 
Add water; boil. Cover; reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 14 minutes
Add beans and 1/4 cups cilantro
cook uncovered for 3 minutes (liquid absorbed)
Transfer to bowl; sprinkle cilantro and feta

-I don't like cilantro so I completely omit it. 
-Chop up some lettuce and spoon some of the quinoa mixture along with sliced grapes and top with your favorite dressing.
-I also like to add toasted almond slices. 
-The remaining quinoa mixture I put in a tupperware in my fridge and add it to a salad for lunch everyday. 


  1. So I read your blog while eating a brownie. I am pretty sure the sugar attachment is genetic. :-) I love quinoa and we make the black bean and mango quinoa salad from Our Best Bites all the time. Can't wait to make this one as well! Tell Sarah thanks for the recipe--and thanks to you for posting it!

  2. I'm pretty sure this is the salad you brought to our house that one time and it was DELICIOUS!!! Happy to have the recipe now!