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I Know…

I know summer is on the horizon (despite Dallas’ recent cold front)…

…when the garden is yielding the most beautiful bounty.

…when a brightly colored bowl of apples serves as appropriate table decor.

…I dream about these smoothies for breakfast.

…when this salad serves as lunch and dinner for several days.  I double the dressing recipe.

 How do you know when summer is on the horizon?

FYI – Currently Listening to: Fiona Apple – I Know

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Can’t Judge A Quinoa By Its Color

As you may have read, I am a huge advocate of eating color.  Not for the sake of eating color, but as a guide to help you (and me) eat more whole foods and to take advantage all the nutrients that colorful foods have to offer (i.e. red bell pepper, oranges, spinach, etc.).

But, today, things are a bit different.

Today, my most mono-chromatic breakfast offers me a wide range of substantial benefits and gets me ready for my busy day.

I’ve tried red quinoa before, but this was my first experience with the yellow variety.  I love it just as much.

And the flavor in this bowl of quinoa is off the chain.

In the mix: 

½ cup yellow quinoa

1 cup milk

1 tbsp dulce

¼ tsp cinnamon

Lightly sweet.  Perfectly cooked.  Great chew. 

On the side:

Freshly juiced apple juice.  As I had a good amount of apples in the house, I decided to juice it.

 What do you put in your quinoa?  Do you juice?  What color quinoa do you like better?  Red?  Yellow?

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