Hello, my friends!! I was super excited to get back in the kitchen today. Back on track in more ways than one: cooking, eating clean and blogging. AND, it was a beautiful and sunny 80 degree day here in the valley of the sun. The thought of comfort food seemed to be out the window, along with winter (even though it’s very wintery throughout the rest of the country!) and I wanted to create something more fun and reminiscent of warmer weather! The ‘fiesta’ like stuffing I created for this Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potato is inspired by my Salsa Vancouver which you’ll see me post when it’s actually Spring/Summer for everyone
I bought these potato scrubbing gloves a few years ago and haven’t used them in quite a while. They are fun to use and work really well. There’s a lot of nutrients in the skin of potatoes, so whenever possible, scrub them really well so that you can eat the whole potato! You can also use them for any other tougher skinned vegetable. My Mom uses these gloves frequently. It might be one of the more popular gifts I’ve given her. If you’re trying to find a gift for a cook, these are awesome and you can order them straight through my site by clicking here!!!
I’m taking another trip next week – this time to Houston, Texas! I’ve never seen Houston before, so I’m super excited. Not sure yet where I’ll be eating but I’m sure I’ll have pictures and dishes to share! I’m also really excited because there is a Pure Barre Houston nearby to the hotel! However, with the schedule for work, and the schedule for the studio, I can only make the 6am class. Should we make bets on if I’ll make it?!?! Seeing a Pure Barre studio in another state is like the 1990’s novelty of visiting as many Hard Rock Cafe’s as possible! Are those still in existence?!?
Quinoa is the superfood of the century. I’ve decided to declare it as such. It is pleasing to almost everyone. Even the pickier palates can find a way to enjoy quinoa. It’s as versatile as rice and I think has pretty much kicked rice back to the 1990’s with the Hard Rock Cafe’s of the world.
This is perf for Vegan Ashley and I might halve the quinoa and add half ground turkey for the carnivores. Hope you enjoy today’s post and recipe. Drop me a line and let me know what you think! I love hearing from you all! :)
xo, This Chick