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: Manfriend has purchased this picture in exchange for cookies. Sorry.