It’s been SO long since I posted an actual – made by me recipe – I actually don’t know where to start!
Ever since having baby boy (3.5 months ago now) I’ve been struggling with finding inspiration to eat healthier – as many moms/busy people know – sometimes, you have to grab and eat whatever you can just to fill the void. On top of that, I just had 0 inspiration to create or play around with recipes! (or even cook if I’m being honest)
The other day during nap time, I was flipping through documentaries on Netflix and found “Forks Over Knives” watched it and proceeded to watch the Engine 2 Diet documentary afterwards and felt totally inspired by Rip. I felt so inspired. Plant strong… ok I can do this! Not saying that I’ll follow it 100% but I will try to make “plant base”choices as much as possible.
So guess what – I’ve been making recipes like crazy (kale, lemon and cilantro sandwhich – YUM). And I even created one of mine own – check out this beauty.
Fiesta Quinoa Salad
- 1 cup dry quinoa
- 2 cups water or broth
- 1 can corn drained
- 1 can rinsed and drained black beans
- 1/2 purple onion diced
- 5 tomatoes diced (seeded if you want it less runny)
- 1/2 bunch of cilantro (or more if you are a cilantro loving fool) – washed, de-stemmed and chopped
- 1 TBSP chili powder
- 2 tsp ground coriander
- Lime and zest from 2 limes
- Salt to taste
Directions – cook quinoa in water (broth) as per package instructions.
Toss together all ingredients and let sit for a few hours for the flavours to mix!
Done and done! This makes a large portion perfect for a BBQ or pot luck!
Would be awesome;
- stuffed into a pepper and baked
- Served with lettuce for lettuce wrapped
- with avocado added
- with nacho chips
There you have it – a recipe from yours truly!
Hope you are all well!! Loving the facebook interaction as always! Thank you for your support and I hope to start creating a bit more! Summer and sunshine is always a good inspiration too!!
And a baby picture just for fun! Isn’t he the cutest!?
Ohhh I could just kiss those lil cheeks !