Thursday, June 7, 2012

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

1 cup uncooked Quinoa
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup chicken stock

Rinse Quinoa then cook like you would rice.

1 Rotisserie chicken cut into pieces
2 cans back beans
1 can Rotel mild tomatoes and chilis
1 cucumber cut up
1 large tomato cut up
2 cobs of corn lightly roasted and cut off the cob
1/2 a bunch of cilantro cut up
2 ripe avocados cut up (you may want to add this right before you serve)

Add cooked Quinoa and the above list in a large bowl.

1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 a bunch cilantro
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil (or canola oil)
1/2 a packet of italian salad dressing packet 
1/2 tsp garlic

In a blender or bullet mix dressing.

Pour over everything and mix together. Eat and enjoy. 

I made this for Ike's birthday party and it was a big hit, among the mom's that is. So hears the recipe for those who were there and those who missed out. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Healthy Reese's Granola

Healthy Reese's (like) Granola

  • 1 cup (dry) oatmeal
  • 1 cup toasted coconut flakes (I used natural unsweetened, it already has a crunch to it)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (dark chocolate or sugar free)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1-2 scoops protein powder (I use vanilla)
  • 1 cup rice crispies
  • 1 Tbs. Cocoa Powder

Put all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix.  Put peanut butter, honey and coconut oil in a microwavable bowl and heat for 30 - 60 seconds. Then incorporate it all together. Pour out into a 9x9 pan and press. Refrigerate. 
It tends to fall apart pretty easy so I usually end up putting it into a ziplock bag after it cools. 

I'm addicted to this stuff. To me it tastes like Reese peanut butter cup cereal which I love. But oh so much healthier.