Black bean & mango quinoa salad

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NOM!

I made an amazing quinoa salad this weekend thanks to Eclectic Recipes!

  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 small bunch of cilantro, chopped fine
  • the juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Cook quinoa according to package directions with water. Add all other ingredients to a large bowl. When quinoa is cooked, add to large bowl and stir to combine. Let set for about 15 minutes before serving so that the flavors can combine.

I did make a couple changes to the recipe as written. I cooked the quinoa with chicken stock,used some roasted red peppers instead of fresh pepper, and mixed some red and white quinoa together.  I also added a couple cloves of garlic to the chicken stock because I am obsessed with garlic.

All in all, the end result was BANGIN’. Even my mom liked it and she hates quinoa.  I’ve had leftovers for lunch for the past two days and I’m still not tired of it.

Photo post- aka I love Instagram

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Baked eggs with salsa and cheese! I am obsessed with baked eggs right now! You can check out the recipe I used here. Baked eggs are super simple to make and taste delicious. Plus, you can change them up very easily, which gives them an A+ in my book!

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I just love my dog! We have become BFFs since I moved back home.

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I visited my friend Sarah last weekend. She works at Dismas, a transitional program for men who have been in prison. The farm has tons of animals. Luckily for me, the sheep had recently had little baby lambs. I had no idea that sheep could have little cow spots! One of the lambs was a little baby black sheep.

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I’m making this post from my iPhone so I apologize if the formatting is weird! Ok, back to watching ANTM reruns and working on my resume!