Check it out, A BRAND NEW RECIPE! Super excited to finally share something new with you guys. I am so grateful for all your support over the past while. I know I have been quite quiet lately, and I have a bunch reasons, but that is a chapter book of excuses that don’t need to be told(just because they’re boring).
Let’s start fresh, and this salad is PERFECT for that! I know you have heard me complain, whine and cry about the horrible cold weather in Winnipeg(lately). I try not to complain too much because -HEY I am an adult, I can move. But here I am, still in Winterpeg. ANYWAYS- I feel that this salad screams SPRING.
Ingredients: Yields: 6 servings
- 1 cup of cooked quinoa. (I use a blend, red & white quinoa, also put low sodium vegetable bouillon in the water)
- 1/2 cup of cubed sweet potato
- 3 leafs of kale
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 t garlic powder
- 1/2 t chilli powder
- 1tbsp EVOO
- Dash of lemon juice
- Sea Salt
Directions: Preheat oven to 400f, Toss the evoo, sweet potatoes, garlic & chilli powder in a bowl and mix until all the sweet potatoes are covered. Put on a metal baking pan and cook sweet potato for 20-30min, tossing half way through. While the sweet potato is cooking, take the kale and remove the ribs from the leaves. Roll up the kale and cut into bunches, place in a strainer. Boil a cup of water and poor over the kale in the strainer. Remove the kale from the strainer and I will usually put them back in the pot(no longer on the oven), toss it with a dash of lemon juice and some sea salt, cover with the lid slightly off.
After everything is cooked, mix all ingredients in a large bowl!
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2T olive oil
- 1/2 lemon, squeezed
- 1/4 lime, squeezed
- 1t sea salt
Directions: Mix all ingredients together until smooth.
Pour that dressing all over the salad and serve warm. It also tastes good cold, but I like it slightly warm.
Don’t those colours look amazing??
Tonight I came home and did the HIIT workout from the Tone it Up Beach Babe 2 DVD. I was a pretty sweaty mess afterwards. Not too shabby for a Monday! The hubby and I like to make things pretty simple for Monday dinners, and when I say simple, we order. It is usually Vietnamese food. We have a great fresh tasting, no MSG place near us that hits the stomach just right!
OH and because it has been awhile and I she demanded I share how awesome she is, here is a little video of her sitting!!