I am pretty sure I just enjoyed the PERFECT Summer Day. It started with a yummy breakfast and instead of going to Hot Yoga I went out for a 20 mile bike ride. Might not have been the best weather for it, as it was already 96 degrees at 9:00am! Either way it was invigorating to say the least. I absolutely LOVE cycling!
Edited to add: OH YAâ€¦I forgot to tell you all. I faced my biggest cycling FEAR! Riding down Highway 38. Itâ€™s this narrow, but doable highway that takes me downtown. I felt so empowered!
Once I was done I drove straight to Suzieâ€™s to JUMP in the pool!!!
Lots of Reading
Enjoying treats (Skinny Cow) took place.
We lasted a whole two hours in the sun and then we started MELTING!!!
After pool time I decided to grab some groceries for the week at Trader Joeâ€™s. I remembered very quickly why I switched to Fresh and Easy, my bill came out to almost $30 more then normal!!! You live, you learn.
But, I did manage to finally pick up some Quinoa. I decided to finally make a fresh Red Quinoa salad. Itâ€™s about time!
So what is Quinoa???
â€œQuinoa (pronounced /ËˆkiËnoÊŠ.É™/ or /kwÉ¨ËˆnoÊŠ.É™/, Spanish quinua, from Quechua kinwa), a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium), is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal, or grain, as it is not a member of the grass family. As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beets, spinach, and tumbleweeds. Its leaves are also eaten as a leaf vegetable, much like amaranth, but the commercial availability of quinoa greens is currently limited.â€
All the ingredients:
- 1 can corn
- 1 can black beans
- 2 avocados chopped
- 1/2 cup Light Cilantro Dressing
- 1/2 cup Fresh Cut Cilantro
- 1 lime
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes cut in half
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup red quinoa
Just simply make the Quinoa as instructed on the box, but with Vegetable broth instead of water. It is a lot like making Cousecouse.
All the other ingredients I put in a bowl and mixed together. Only 1/2 Cup of the Cilantro Dressing and not the whole lime just the lime zest.
The quinoa came out perfectly.
After the quinoa cooled I added it in to the mix.
This was soooooo delish! I can not tell you how much the flavors were exploding in my mouth 🙂 This is going to be something I start taking to parties!
We also grilled some Salmon Burgers andâ€¦.
I added some Corkeyâ€™s Apple BBQ Sauce. Hubâ€™s picked this up the last time he was there 🙂
Of course there were SP fries!
Mouth watering AGAIN!
Felt so great to dine in.
Hubby and I are finishing â€œUPâ€ (such a cute movie) and then I will be calling it a night. I have a 13 mile run at 5:30am 🙂
P.S. I got my ring BACK! I am a married woman again 😉