A few days ago, I returned from a Girls Week at the beach with my daughters, Mom, Aunt and cousins. We had a fantastic time together and it was so nice to just hang out and reconnect, since we don’t get to see each other that often. We live in different states, and all lead very busy lives, so we were eager to park our chairs in the sand and just “be” for a week. I think the trip did all of us some good! Oh, and the Mojitos helped too.
Never one to shy away from a food trend, I’m happy to say that I’ve finally jumped on the quinoa bandwagon. Have you heard of quinoa? If you haven’t, no offense, but I think you may be living under some sort of culinary rock. If you regularly browse the food blogs, play around with the recipe boards on Pinterest, watch cooking shows, or frequently read any cooking or health magazines, you’ll have bumped into quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah). It’s taking the recipe world by storm…so I figured I’d join in.
I don’t know about you, but even though it’s the 1st of December, my schedule this month is already jam-packed. It seems like every time we turn around, we have another party or function to go to…which is nice! December is always nutty around here, but it’s fun, and we just roll with the crazy times. It’s what makes the holidays extra special.
I came across this salad on Pinterest a while ago and I’ve made it a couple of times since for large groups. It’s always a big hit, feeds a crowd and if you have a party or pot-luck to go to, it’s something a little different to add to the table.
Oh, Pinterest. How I love thee. Today’s recipe is yet another great Pinterest find. If you’re not on Pinterest , and you’re looking for yet another way to spend time online, go ahead and check it out: http://pinterest.com/. I’m there!
The original recipe is from the beautiful food blog How Sweet It is. I am always looking for fun, new appetizers to share with friends and this one caught my eye for a few reasons. It’s easy to throw together, it’s not your everyday party app, and you can make it up to a week ahead of time! What could be better?