"A good meal is like a present, and it can feel goofy, at best, to give yourself a present. On the other hand, there is something life affirming in taking the trouble to feed yourself well, or even decently. Cooking for yourself allows you to be strange or decadent or both. The chances of you liking what you made are high, but if it winds up being disgusting, you can always throw it away and order a pizza; no one will ever know." (Jenni Ferrari-Adler)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Organic Red Quinoa Salad

A delicious summer salad :)

 Quinoa ( cooking instructions)
1 cup of quinoa
2 cups of water ( i used 1 cup of chicken stalk, it was sodium free so i've added some salt to it)

cook the same way you would cook rice. when the water is gone, you are good to go.

For the salad
1/2 can of corn
1/2 can black beans
1/2 can hearts of palm
1 tomato
1 shallot finely chopped
1 garlic clove finely chopped
Olive oil
Herbs the Provence & Oregano

Chop tomatoes, shallot, hearts of palm, and garlic, place in a bowl and mix. Add beans, corn and chopped cilantro, herbs olive oil and vinegar, let it marinade for about 10 min (while the quinoa cooks). check for salt, and add some to the vegetables if you like.

when the quinoa is ready, fork it a little bit so it flakes and toss it with the salad. voila!

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