I know all of you people suffering the 100+ degree weather wan’t to shove my face with a cookie to shut me up, but the heat in Washington has been zapping me! My energy is lower, my appetite is lower, and my motivation to “cook” is lowweerr than low. Fortunately for me, I know someone else that is suffering from the 90+ degrees. He has provided me with a wonderful summer recipe!
Stolen Adapted from here, this fruity protein goodness is refreshing and filing.
Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
- 1 cup dry quinoa (after this is cooked it expands to more than a cup)
- 1.5 cups blueberries
- 1.5 cups sliced strawberries
- 1.5 cups chopped mango
For the dressing:
- Juice one large lime
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- 2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh mint
Cook the quinoa and let it cool. Once cool, combine quinoa, blueberries, strawberries and mango in a large bowl.
To make the dressing: whisk the lime juice, honey, and mint together until combined. Once dressing is combined, pour over the salad and enjoy!
This was very light, and perfect for a hot day.
Friday night I decided to be wild. I can’t remember the last time I got wild on a Friday night. I went to the store, and I left with this.
I went in for socks and hair ties, and left with so much more. This giant book of dino’s was a whopping $1.00. The crayons were $0.50. If you do the math that’s $1.50 for one wild night. I colored a self portrait of my pillow pet.
This gorgeous portrait can be yours for the generous price of $0.25.
Correction: My friend has purchased this picture in exchange for cookies. Sorry.
Q: When’s the last time you colored?
30 thoughts on “Summer Salad On A Wild Night”
An Unrefined Vegan
You are one crazy girl! Let us know when you have other creations for sale :-).
Quinoa and coloring! Two of my favs! Nice job on both. I need to color more
Sesame street and care bear ones soon!!
the second serving
Bahaha. I think I need man friend. He sounds like my kinda friend.. in man form. There are very few who appreciate such rarities of life, dinosaur portraits included.
Have you tried breakfast quinoa? Like in place of oatmeal? Sort of reminds me of this recipe. Love this though, really great recipe for a hot day, when it can be so much easier to grab something unhealthy!
That salad looks amazing! Definitely going to make it 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
Haha crazy night alright! Everything, including that gorgeous salad, is just so colourful 😀
Choc Chip Uru
This looks sooooo good! Love the coloring 😉
Glad to know I am not the only one who melts in hot weather. I would take winter any day compared to 90+ degree heat! haha. Awesome looking salad
My Plant Based Family
I think I may try this for my next food demo! It looks great and would be easy to make ahead of time.
SO easy!! It was a lot of fun to make!
i colored the other day with my nieces. I loved it. So therapeutic. and that salad.. oh its sweet goodness.
hahah I love that coloring book! You should check out this coloring book if you’re a ryan gosling fan….it’s pretty hilarious http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/08/16/ryan-gosling-coloring-book/
* Vegan Sparkles *
YUMMMM, that fruity quinoa heaven looks divine!
Nicole Marie Story
I wish that Gwendolyn could colour!
There should be a puggle colouring book.
That looks awesome! The next time it’s scorching hot, I’ll have to try this. (So, like, tomorrow. Yeah.)
The last time I colored was a few months ago. My students looooove coloring. I am only a tiny bit ashamed at how most are better than I am.
Sarah @ Feeeding the Brain and Body
I keep a sketch book, but don’t often use color. However I bought pencil crayons a few months ago and have done a few sketches in color 🙂 As for coloring books and crayons, it has been too long, the last time I have done that was probably when I taught Sunday school 🙂
Rach @ This Italian Family
Aww, I love coloring. Christopher and I used to do that a lot when we were dating. We should pull the coloring books out again. 🙂
I made a quinoa salad like that before, only mine was a honey dressing with cantaloupe 🙂
And seriously? Coloring is my go to activity, ALWAYS with my little sister. We love just sitting there and coloring together!
That salad looks great! I’ll have to try it out 🙂 I’ll trade your heat with my cold air haha NY has been in the 60’s-70’s lately lol
That quinoa looks amazing! I’ll definately have to try it. (btw: thank you for the tip. The weather in Germany is killing me at the moment. It is SO hot like never before..)
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Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian
I love this dish! So fresh and perfect for summer!! Delicious! 🙂
I haven’t colored in TOO long. I love quinoa with berries. Soo good!
wow, it’s been a so long since i’ve colored! probably since i entered a grocery store contest as a 9 year old (the upper limit of the age range) and kicked all those 6-year-old’s butts! poor things didn’t stand a chance!
You’re posts always make my day, hahaha always so funny! Quinoa salad looks awesome – need to try it because I always just use quinoa for savoury dishes, time to take the big step and move onto bigger and better things like your salad! Delicious!
I love quinoa and this salad looks wonderful! Will try it out soon!
Does coloring in doodles count? Haha. But I haven’t seriously colored (like coloring book style) in ages!
foods for the soul
During the winter, I got the stomach flu (on top of mono) and couldn’t do anything except sit on the couch and watch TV, so my guy surprised me with a box of 96 crayons and a poster-sized coloring book of The Lion King! I spent 6 hours on the couch on New Year’s Eve carefully coloring a 3-foot-tall Pumbaa; the sheer size of the coloring page was almost intimidating!
Love Live & Learn
Haha that picture made me giggle, I’m pretty sure Tom would buy something like that off me if I made it 😛 I used to love colouring in as a child, it was so satisfying.
That salad looks delicious by the way, I’ve never tried quinoa in a sweet dish, I’m intrigued! And don’t worry you’re not the only one who can’t deal with 90+ temperatures, that’s way to much for me too!
Life After Swimming
I am so jealous of your coloring book loving! So cool that you did that 🙂
Wonderful salad and fun post! The last time I colored? It really hasn’t been that long. Whenever my nieces visit I usually draw a crayon picture with them and am amazed at how a 5 and 6-year-old can draw better than I can (they get a kick out of this too). Oh well – such is life! Celeste 🙂