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Quick Lunchbox Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Today I’m sharing a quick lunchbox Southwestern quinoa salad because lets face it, school starts in 3 weeks. I can’t believe summer is almost over. I’m seeing backpacks and school supplies at the front of every store and a part of me gets excited for back-to-school, even though this is my first year NOT going back to school! I think part of me doesn’t realize it yet. Yes, I was that person who loved school. Honestly, if I could be a university student for the rest of my life, I would. Weird, I know. I must say, what I miss most about university is having the freedom to organize my own time. I loved going to class in the morning, finishing before noon and being done for the day. Of…

Chocolate Pretzel Quinoa Bars

Happy Friday! I’m sharing some delicious and easy granola bars today (the perfect recipe to make this weekend!). That’s what I did last weekend and I think I’ll do the same this Sunday. If I have enough ingredients in my pantry… I’ve been surviving on what I have in the freezer and in my pantry for almost 2 weeks now, so it’s all getting pretty empty. I thought it would be a good idea to use up what I have before buying anything else. It’s a great way to save money and to get creative in the kitchen! I’ve been coming up with very weird recipes that where surprisingly good… I made a pasta sauce using soy milk, tapioca starch, garlic, margarine, cheese, salt…

Greek Quinoa & Chickpea Salad

It’s Global Pulse Day and I’m celebrating with a healthy Greek Quinoa & CHICKPEA Salad! Chickpeas are hands down my favorite pulses. I must say that picking a favorite is a little difficult, because well… I love them all! But I think I’ll stick with chickpeas. From salad toppings to hummus and veggie burgers… You really can’t go wrong with chickpeas. What are your favorite pulses? In the spirit of Global Pulse Day, here are some of my favorite pulse recipes: Everyday Salad with Tahini Dressing & Chickpea Croutons Easy Black Bean and Quinoa Chili Vegetarian Lentil Pot Pie Creamy Roasted Beet Hummus Golden Roasted Cauliflower Dahl Crispy Chickpea Burger And now this salad! I’ve had this recipe saved up for a while now. Not for this particular…

Easy Black Bean Quinoa Chili

If I’d have to choose one recipe to eat on repeat for supper this winter, it would be this quinoa chili. There’s just something about eating a warm bowl of thick chili that makes me happy. Especially when it’s -10ºC outside like it has been this week. After work on Monday, I went directly to the park for a small hike. I’ve been feeling the stress of the internship in the last few weeks and my favorite way to reduce my anxiety is to go for a walk in nature. The effect is almost immediate. So Monday, after work, I drove directly to the nearest park (which is 2 minutes from the hospital where I work) and hiked for 45 minutes in the cold. It was a last minute decision, so…