Can I just say how much I LOVE quinoa. If you haven't gotten aboard the quinoa train you better hurry up. Quinoa is becoming increasingly popular due to its superfood properties. So much so, that the farmers in South America can barely afford to eat it themselves anymore. In that case, maybe we can get plant based protein somewhere else so there is more to go around. Anyway, let me get off of my soap box. This salad is amazing. I came up with the idea because I saw a recipe for pesto pasta salad and I thought, " Well, why can't I just make the same flavors, but with quinoa. And thus, pesto quinoa salad was born.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Spring has officially sprung!It has finally stopped snowing in Rhode Island so I am one happy gal. With the winter gone that means one thing, GRILLING! We had reason to celebrate this week because my father in law finished our farm house style table! Yey! Ribs for all!
Posted by Leanne at 8:19 PM
Sunday, March 30, 2014
And I am back! Wow, it is funny how much a stomach virus can make you crumble under its wrath.Rest assured ( and I did get ALOT of rest) I am back in action and ready to share a delicious recipe with you!
Posted by Leanne at 8:04 PM
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Woa Everyone! I am back from the dead. I am just now feeling myself after a 72 hour stomach virus bender. Whew... am I glad that is over. I will be back in action Monday with some AMAZING recipes for you all. As for now.. I am sticking with gatorade and saltines.
Anyone else get this terrible virus going around???
Posted by Leanne at 11:59 AM
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Hi everyone! I come to you today not with a recipe, but with a plea. Can we help out this dog that needs knee surgery?
Maggie is a rescue that a local Rhode Island family owns.They have five other rescue pups and due to multiple surgeries in the last few years they are tapped out. Maggie started off life after Hurricane Katrina after she was thrown in a trash can with her sisters the day after Christmas. She was rescued by this amazing family and has had a great life ever since! Any donation you can spare for this amazing survivor would be great!
Here is her Go Fund Me Page: http://www.gofundme.com/7nf2f0
Big thanks from the Whole Rescued Family!
Posted by Leanne at 12:33 PM
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
|Fish Tacos From Aruba Beach Cafe|
Hey there! Happy to be back blogging for you guys! Last week I went to visit my mom and stepdad in Fort Lauderdale, Florida! What a much needed vacation. I was getting sick of 20 degree New England days. I am so over you, Polar Vortex. 85 degree weather, a pina colada and a good book was just what the doctor ordered.
Posted by Leanne at 8:48 PM
Monday, March 3, 2014
Let's be real. Spaghetti squash will never be spaghetti. To the people that think so.... I envy you. I have to say though, it is growing on me. I could never bring myself to eat spaghetti squash with tomato sauce ( bleh) but this version is just divine. This spaghetti squash is sauteed with tons of garlic, tomatoes and broccoli. Top with some nutty parmesan and you are in business!
Posted by Leanne at 8:18 AM