Okay, I didn’t really want to start off writing a blog with food posts but I guess this is a true testament to my personality because all those that know me know that I love food. I was even a founding member of a ‘chubclub’ which consisted of me and my best friend in highschool. I am not ashamed.

This picture was taken earlier today of a Black Bean Quinoa Salad that I made after coming home from work. It’s the perfect healthy dinner that can be eaten at any time of the day. The recipe makes a lot of salad so you’ll have left-overs! (great for busy student living).

As I mentioned earlier, I love food but I am a terrible cook (my roomates can attest to that after last night’s dinner of curried lentil soup that looked and tasted horrible). Therefore, the recipes I seek out need to be easy, quick and painless. I took this recipe from www.ohsheglows.com and I absolutely love it! It combines healthy grains, black beans for fibre, advocado for healthy fats and a bunch of other colourful and happy looking vegetables.

Black Bean Quinoa Salad

1 cup Red (or regular) organic quinoa

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 red pepper, chopped

1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped (optional)

2 green onions, chopped

1 cup canned corn

1 advocado, chopped into bite sized pieces

Dressing

4-5 tbsp fresh lime juice (2 small limes)

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1 garlic clove, minced

1/4 cilantro, finely chopped (optional)

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp cumin

Directions:

Cook quinoa according to package

While quinoa is cooking, chop vegetables and prepare dressing

Toss together and enjoy!

Also, look at this beautiful flower that I got at the market last week! I bought another one too and it’s in a wine bottle as well. They were only a dollar each (which is a small price to pay for the continuous happiness I feel every time I walk into my living room). But yea, I think I may make it a regular habit to buy these cute flowers.

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