How about some Quinoa Salad Recipe with Pineapple, Broccoli and Mint?
I think it is safe to say- summer is upon us for good. But my winter-stiff body remains unconvinced. She is cranky and unwilling to shed the yearly inertia that descends like a bear with the shrinking daylight. And even though my brain is- at long last- flickering awake now that we're well past Summer Solstice, my taste buds still crave those creamy comfort foods that sustained me (thank you, lovely spuds, lasagna, and mac and cheese, I love you with all my heart).
I am trying to convince myself I'm craving lighter, cleaner tastes.
As inspiration (incentive may be a more accurate word?) I dragged out my warm weather jeans. You know the ones. That mocking stack in the back of the closet you haven't fit into since December 2014, when you began wondering aloud (for the benefit of the fashion police) if the laundromat dryer was shrinking your favorite Levi's- the jeans you have to lay down to zip, doing your best imitation of Jane Fonda's pelvic tilt, sucking in your breath and praying to the zipper gods. Those cruel mean girl skinny jeans. You know what I'm talking about.
So here's what I'm thinking. Quinoa to the rescue.
Vegan. Versatile. Easy. Fresh. Light. This delectable quinoa salad with pineapple and broccoli and fresh mint is all of the above. And maybe, just maybe, it'll be the first step toward fitting into those elusive skinny jeans. If I don't bake my Flourless Chocolate Cake or Dark Chocolate Brownies, that is.