Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Im Alive & Quinoa Mix

 I am alive! It's been awhile, I know, but we knew this was going to happen. In a few short weeks life should be back to normal. Wedding Season 2011 has been busy, but so much fun!  I'm kind of enjoying the craziness of life right now.

Outdoor weddings,

Friends I haven't seen in years,
Family I love,

and lots of dancing

Add to that keeping up with these two adorable fur babies Sophie and Jake:

and the fact that I got an iPhone and can't stop playing with it:

AND trying to work full time night shift while traveling to other states on the weekend, and things have been less than boring around here!

 We did manage to make something yummy to eat, (we actually cooked once in the past two weeks) and I wanted to share it here. My Mom made it for us in Ohio two weekends ago and said she got the recipe from my aunt, whom I was named after. I wasn't too terribly impressed with it when we ate it in Ohio, but strangely enough I found myself wanting it again once we got home. We have made it twice since then, because we had the ingredients and it's so fast and easy!

Quinoa mixer
1 cup quinoa
1/4 cup nayonaise (or mayo or vegan mayonnaise)
green onions
tomato
cucumber
artichokes
avocado
cumin
garlic salt

 Cook the quinoa according to directions. Dice up avocado, artichokes, cukes, tomatoes and green onions. Sprinkle with a little cumin, salt, garlic salt, whatever else you desire. Stir in the mayo. Mix the quinoa in once it is done cooking.

I didn't really measure the spices, and we used veggies on hand. It is really yumm-o! Light yet healthy and filling, and refreshing! Hope you enjoy :)


8 comments:

kelli said...

you are one busy lady!

cute fur baby pics and yum quinoa!

Michelle said...

Wow you have been very busy. At least you haven't been bored. :0) It's good to see you you are doing well! I'm with you on the whole iPhone thing. I got mine a few months ago and absolutely love it. Talk to you soon.

Kate Kedziora said...

Yes i work nights! Hard to feel normal during the day, I'm exhausted!! Tonight I'm getting take out veggie tacos and a redbox and calling it a night EARLY! Looks like you are having a fabulous summer, and I'm definitely going to try that quinoa mixer YUM! My internet gets connected tomorrow, so I'm looking forward to catching up on blogs. Keep the delish recipes coming :)

Alessandra said...

Welcome back :-)

Rick said...

wedding season?!? zoinks! wow you lead a hectic life, good to see ya back.

that quinoa dish looks fab. and the variations are endless!

Chucky said...

Fantastic to have you back Michele!

Neither Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, nor Busch Gardens has this amazing roller coaster ride of a truly amazing life, huh? Let your hair down, raise your arms up high and scream, "Wheeeeeee!"

Get Skinny, Go Vegan. said...

Wedding season. Wow!!!!
When is your season girl!! That boy better grab ya tight soon. All the good ones get away FAST!!!!!!
Glad you are having fun.

Shaheen said...

Really liking the fur baby pictures. And thanks for sharing your quinoa recipe, its an ingredient that i am still learning to like.