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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.
It might be love.
If you've been hanging with me for awhile here on Gluten-Free Goddess, you already know how much we dig quinoa. It's one of our favorite gluten-free grains. I've grown to love- even crave– quinoa's distinct smoky-nutty flavor. More assertive than rice or oatmeal, the taste of quinoa gives gluten-free baked goods and grainy side dishes a certain je ne sais quoi that feels nourishing, healthy, and satisfying all at once.
In a very understated, happy blue skies kind of way, I mean.
Not in a pious eat-this-it's-good-for-you kind of way.
Though I'm sure there are plenty of quinoa converts that proselytize its admirable qualities in the nutrition arena (and why not? Its protein profile is a vegan's wet dream) I prefer to love my quinoa on its own unassuming terms. Even though folks have dubbed her Queen of Grains and Mother of all Vegan Goodness in the Bunny Scampering Universe, I love her just because. Without projection. Without expectation. Or assumption.
I meet quinoa where she stands. I accept her for who she is. In all her cute as a button faux grain glory. After all, her botanical name is Goosefoot. Not a very glamorous moniker. Imagine being saddled with that one.
Hey, you! Goosefoot.
That's right. I'm talking to you.
Sweet Mother Mary. Can you imagine? No wonder she chose to change her name. "Keen-wa" is so much sexier.
So Quinoa, honey. What are you doing tonight? Wanna come over? I've got some Adele.
You can even stay for breakfast.