It's that time of the summer when I start to feel the upcoming school year creeping ever closer, and I begin to lament my completely uncompleted "to do" summer list. This is a mental list I make mid-June, anticipating the never ending days of summer that lay before me, knowing with certainty that I will make the most of every minute. Le sigh.
quinoa salad. Quinoa is amazingly good for you and endlessly versatile. Only problem is, it never quite floats my boat. Recently I was directed to try red quinoa (as opposed to the regular cream colored type) for its slightly sweeter flavor. Turns out, not at all bad. Happy tummy, happy body.
this fantabulous article. Just toss in ingredients that please you, to taste. Here's what I threw in.
3/4 C uncooked red quinoa (cook and cool first)
4 apricots, chopped
1/3 C dried cranberries
1 large scallion, sliced
1/2 cup toasted pecans, roughly chopped
2 oz goat cheese, crumbled
Juice from 1 lemon
Lotsa fresh ground black pepper