I LOVE SPRING!! :)
So, I wanted to make something Spring-y, light and vegetable-y for my Life Made Delicious post this month.
I had purchased some Quinoa that I wanted to use, so I looked up some recipes on the Life Made Delicious webpage and was excited when I found this Quinoa and Corn Salad Recipe.
photo from lifemadedelicious.com
I had tried cooking with Quinoa once before- like... 3 or 4 years ago ;) It was not a good experience- the rinsing of the quinoa was not fun, and I don't think it worked properly. This time around, I found this Quinoa that was already rinsed, so I was ready to try again!
product photo from truRoots.com
I made the recipe without the red pepper (I'm just not a fan of it), and I didn't have the vinegar that the recipe called for, so I added a little extra lime juice. I really liked it!
My girls gave it a good effort. I don't think Talia (my 7 year old) minded it- she was willing to eat it in exchange for dessert (a bowl of strawberries). Katrina (my 4 year old) on the other hand, had a rough time with it. She ate quite a few bites, but in the end she couldn't finish hers. I think it was too "spicey" (her words) for my kids. (Translation: too lime-y, and onion-y)
I think my husband & I would enjoy it- though he wasn't home for dinner tonight, so I'll have to try the leftovers out on him tomorrow ;)
I hope he likes it because, let me let you in on this: I am not the cooking type. I really stink at it. I just have no desire to cook anything fancy or that takes very long to make. (I love to bake, hate to cook). I told Ken I felt like a "real wife" when I made this! There was a fair bit of chopping involved, and some ingredients we don't always use (but we do really like), so it made me feel successful to make it ;) haha
I hope you'll give it a try- but beware that your kids may not love it ;) But if they do, that's pretty sweet, because there's a lot of goodness in this recipe- love all of the vegetables, and so happy to finally be using quinoa!
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