I’ve read about the wonder of quinoa for years and listened to my sis and friends rave about it for months. The looks of it kind of scared me (insect eggs?) even though I kept hearing that I’d probably enjoy it since I love couscous. I didn’t try it until yesterday.
While my little one was at preschool, I was able to spend some quality time with my friend Sandi from All the Good Blog Names are Taken. I laughed so hard at one point that I almost felt myself float out of my body and hover above us to watch the good times. For a moment the song Girls Just Wanna Have Fun played in my head as Sandi wiped tears of laughter from her face and I raced to the bathroom because I thought I might pee my pants.
I didn’t tell her about the song though because a) she had lovely adult-like music playing and I didn’t want to spoil that, b) it’s not 1985, and c) we were making cake pops–I wasn’t Sarah Jessica Parker about to engage in a dance off with the words, “Let’s do it” commencing what will be my rad dance to victory.
How daintily Sandi chops.
Back to the quinoa. For lunch, lovely, adult-like Sandi made a delicious herbed quinoa beet salad. She also made another yummy salad, but I have to focus on one thing here. 🙂 I officially love quinoa. My love was over the top because the beets gave the dish a delightful pink hue and I’m all about pink in my 30s (how did that happen?). Plus, she added toasted pine nuts to the dish and that made me love it (and Sandi) even more. Simple, healthy, and yummy. You can check out her recipe over at her blog All The Good Blog Names are Taken. You won’t regret it.
I plan to have Sandi make me more food soon. I’m sure she’ll love that. 😉