Monday, February 20, 2012

Quinoa Salad

Isn't it a shame that you even have to be careful of store-bought prepared salads? Rarely are they made with anything organic. Often, the cheese product is laced with cellulose*, the chicken conventional or breaded*, the dressing made with rancid vegetable oils*, the list goes on!

I believe in getting a lot of bang for your nutritional buck. If you're going to consume calories, make them count! Quinoa* is healthful when prepared properly and making your own dressing isn't hard.

Here's my latest Quinoa Salad recipe:

1 to 1 1/2 cups quinoa soaked overnight in water and 1 1/2 tablespoons of whey* and then cooked and cooled.
a couple of handfuls of shredded organic greens
organic baby carrots, sliced
2 tablespoons organic sunflower seeds*
1/4 cup organic unsulphured raisins
a pinch of sea salt
feta cheese to taste


1/4 cup Olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons waterwater
1 small clove of garlic smashed and chopped
squirt of honey

Blend dressing into quinoa salad and enjoy!

*Breaded chicken is often breaded with rancid hydrogenated vegetable oils and a soy-based flour. MSG or other flavor enhancers may be added.
*Rancid vegetable oils
*Whey is made when you drain yogurt. You can either drain store bought organic plain whole milk yogurt in a muslin lined colander, or your homemade yogurt. If whey isn' t on hand, you can use lemon juice or vinegar.
*Sunflower Seeds should be soaked in a salt water and then dried in the oven or dehydrator to remove the phytates and make them more digestible.

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