Happy Canada Day. Luckily our bowling alley is open and the majority vote of the league was to bowl today. Of course the holiday means we will get fireworks outside our windows for at least 3 days and probably more as they will run into the weekend. Actually on Monday afternoon there was a noise which sounded like a gunshot right outside our windows. (We are on the 5th floor) I am guessing it was actually a firework. As usual fireworks have been on sale for a couple of days or more.
Well, I guess we qualify for a pair of dummies. Matt always goes shopping on Wednesday mornings around 7 a.m. It wasn't til late on Tuesday afternoon that I remembered the store would be closed. We will have to wait til Thursday as Matt refuses to shop in the afternoon. As it is, we were a tad short of bread and he popped down there to get some and said the store was like a zoo. Luckily, apart from the bread, we have plenty of everything else in the house. I can't believe neither of us thought of it before.
This recipe has been posted before, but as I have just made it for Matt and I it occurred to me that you might like to see it again. It is really delicious and quinoa is reputedly very good for you. I've just noticed the author notes call this a winter salad. I assure you it's fine at this time of year too.
Cold Quinoa Salad with Chicken and Feta
2 cups cooked quinoa, chilled (I cook 1/2 cup quinoa in 1 cup water)
1 small head radicchio, chopped
1 cup cooked chicken, cut in bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup cubed feta cheese
1 small red onion, chopped fine
2 Tbs pine nuts
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Olive oil and vinegar dressing, to serve (I make a full French dressing)
1. Toss cooked quinoa, chopped radicchio, cooked chicken, cubed feta cheese, chopped red onion, pine nuts and parsley together until all ingredients are well distributed.
2. Dress the salad with olive oil and red wine vinegar
Author: The Nourished Kitchen
A nutrient-dense, filling winter salad, quinoa combines with faintly bitter radicchio, chicken and salty feta cheese
Have a great day