Recipe: Asian Quinoa Salad

by Cate on January 17, 2017

Light, healthy, and super easy to make, this Asian Quinoa Salad makes a delicious lunch or side dish.

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Last week, I ran a kids’ workshop where we focused on Chinese New Year. We did two crafts (more details on those coming soon), and we made this Asian Quinoa Salad.

Any time I can get the kids shredding and chopping vegetables, they are happy campers, and feeding them a healthy, clean salad is most definitely a bonus at the end of the class.

This recipes makes a HUGE bowl, so safe to say it serves six as a salad, or me if I feast on it for the week. You can add grilled chicken or shrimp to it and really make it a more hearty meal, or keep it as is for a light salad, snack, or side item. It takes less than 25 minutes to make, which means it’s an easy weeknight choice, or make it on Sunday and keep the dressing on the side and you’ll have lunch for the week.

I love how colorful it is, and how guilt-free it is. It’s kind of like Spring on a plate, despite the gloomy grey skies we’ve been seeing out of our window lately, and it’s got a great crunch to it.

*That gorgeous plate comes from Suite One Studios, and the beautiful wood background comes courtesy of my Saturday morning dumpster diving adventures as seen on Snapchat (I’m cateomalley on snap).

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Weekend Photos in Review

by Cate on January 15, 2017

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Dumpster dived for this gorgeous piece of wood!

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Behind the scenes tour of a grocery store for our Girl Scout troop.

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Recipe: Broccoli and Cheddar Dutch Baby

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Weekend Photos in Review

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