It’s a 1 Year Blogiversary Party + GIVEAWAYS Galore! {Asparagus and Avocado Quinoa Wrap, Unwrapped}

by Stephanie Tulman on February 14, 2014

Asparagus Avocado QUinoa Bowl Birds Eye Holy cheese and rice!  It’s This Chick Eats Clean’s 1 year blogiversary!  One year ago today, my Valentine was my blog, as I launched it live for the first time on the world wide web.  Did you know blogiversary is actually a word in the Urban Dictionary?!   I know, crazy.  It is so exciting to think I have done this for 1 year.  While difficult at times, it certainly has been a ton of fun!  And personally, I think if a blogger out there isn’t having fun, they’re not blogging right.  There’s no rules to blogging; it’s what you want to do, how you want to do it, and when you want to do it.  I had to keep that in mind when I was frustrated that I couldn’t get a post up in time when I was traveling for work, or when my 20 year old cat passed away and I had no interest in cooking that week.  Bloggers are human, with human problems and make human errors.  Which brings me to today’s recipe – the Asparagus and Avocado Quinoa Wrap, Unwrapped!

Asparagus Avocado Quinoa Wrap

BUT FIRST…..  Because I am so so thankful to all of you for following me in the kitchen over this past year, I am so excited to announce that to celebrate my blogiversary party, I’m giving gifts!  I have 5 giveaways for you all to enter.  Yes, FIVE!  So be sure to check out the rest of the post so that you don’t miss your chance to win!  There are some really great gifts to be won from: SooFoo – Super Good Food, Chloe + Isabel by Stephanie Anne, Petswag and Oogies Gourmet Popcorn!  Plus, I will be giving away a special This Chick Eats Clean exclusive gift!

PicMonkey Collage

Ok back to the Wrap, Unwrapped.  So, I’ve never been able to successfully assemble a wrap.  They don’t stay sealed, they break apart, and it’s just an all around epic fail for me.  Do I see some of you nodding your heads in agreement?  Yep…  Epic Fail.  I picked up the wrap and only held it about 6 inches in the air before half of its contents began to fall out all over the plate and the counter.  I said a bunch of swears, dropped whatever was left of the wrap onto the plate and decided it would now be a Wrap, Unwrapped.  Here’s the thing, epic fails happen in real life.  Failure makes us human!  If you don’t fail from time to time, you lose the opportunity to learn and better yourself from your mistakes.  What did I learn from failing at wrap assembly?  I’m not sure yet…..

Asparagus Avocado QUinoa Wrap 2

I recommend, to eliminate stress, simply eat the Asparagus and Avocado Quinoa Wrap out of a bowl.  Unless you have a trick to the wrap, please, DO SHARE!  Maybe I’ll give you a special gift as well!   Let’s do that – send me a picture of your best wrap, wrapped, and we’ll enter you in for the special This Chick Eats Clean exclusive gift as well!  Vegan Ashley, remove the feta and straight up go to town on this, girl!  For the carnivores, I would suggest leaving this as is for a Meatless Monday special…. which then pours into Tuesday and Wednesday’s lunch.  It’s a great dish to bring to work for a healthy clean lunch!

Asparagus Avocado Quinoa Bowl

Over the last year, you all have blown up my Pins on Pinterest!  It’s so awesome to see how much pinning you do.  As a throwback to the last year of posts and pins, I wanted to give a list of the Top 10 greatest hits for This Chick’s recipes on Pinterest.  So without further ado….

1.  Quinoa Lentil Crockpot Chili

Quinoa Lentil Chili Single

2.  Panko Eggplant Pizza (my very first blog post – still going strong!)

final eggplant dish

3.  Agave Lime and Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 

Stuffed Sweet Pot with Dressing

4.  Little Italy Stuffed S’ketti Squash

Little Italy Stuffed S'getti Squash Single

5.  CLEAN No-Noodle Quinoa Lasagna

Quinoa Lasagna FINAL

6.  Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers (you all sure love things stuffed!)

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers CLose Up

7.  Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Salad

Chickpea Salad Final Plate

8.  Mickey Muffins (Chocolate Oatmeal Banana Muffins)  

Mickey Muffins Whole Tray

9. Banana Cream Chia Delight
Banana Cream Chia Delight better single

10.  Quinoa Un-fried Rice

Quinoa Un-Fried Rice clay bowl

And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…. it’s like getting the goodie bag at the end of a birthday party….. well, obvi, since this is a birthday party ; )

GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!!!!! You have multiple chances to win! Just click on each giveaway and follow the instructions – good luck!

SooFoo – Super Good Food Giveaway: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Oogie’s Gourmet Popcorn Giveaway: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Chloe + Isabel by Stephanie Anne Giveaway: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Petswag Giveaway: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Special Exclusive This Chick Eats Clean Giveaway: a Rafflecopter giveaway

My love to you all! xo, This Chick

Asparagus and Avocado Quinoa Wrap, Unwrapped

Asparagus and Avocado Quinoa Wrap, Unwrapped

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 10 spears asparagus
  • 1 avocado, cubed (you don't want one that is too soft/ripe in order to maintain shape)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese, more as desired
  • 1 Tsp garlic salt
  • 1 Tsp lemon pepper

Instructions

  1. If you don't have leftover quinoa, prepare according to package instructions. If you do have leftover quinoa, congrats! You have shortened the cooking time drastically : )
  2. Steam the asparagus until nice and tender. I used the Breville Risotto Plus to cook the quinoa and steam the asparagus in the steamer basket on top. GREAT product.
  3. Let the quinoa and asparagus cool a bit and then combined everything in a large bowl. Toss lightly to combine. Best served at room temperature. You can also add about 1 Tbsp of Italian dressing for some added flavor and moisture.
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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Nikki February 21, 2014 at 5:15 pm

I like the Chloe & Isabel bracelet the most because I have an outfit it would go perfectly with! Thanks!

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Nikki February 21, 2014 at 5:14 pm

I would love to see you create more breakfast items. I am needing a change beyond the oatmeal and yogurt. Thanks!

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Leidy February 21, 2014 at 5:55 am

The SooFood Brand Rice Cooker and Samples giveaway is my favorite, mostly because I’ve been wanting a rice cooker for a while and I would love to finally have one.

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Leidy February 21, 2014 at 5:51 am

I would love to see more breakfast recipes, I need new ideas. Thank you!

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Desiree February 20, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Since I have a rice cooker already – I’m going to have to say my favorite give-away is the doggie one! Gotta feed those pets clean too!

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Desiree February 20, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Hi Steph, LOVE the blog! Especially the mickey muffins – got any other disney inspired things on the menu? How about princess stuff? LITB – Des

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Leah February 20, 2014 at 11:21 am

I’d love to keep seeing delicious quinoa recipes!

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manda February 20, 2014 at 7:29 am

Love to see some asian inspired recipes

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manda February 20, 2014 at 7:28 am

Love to give the rice cooker to my mom!

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Lindsey February 19, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Would love the rice cooker and SooFoo, its one of my new favorite products thanks to you!:)
On the blog I would love some easy quick breakfast ideas. Congrats on the anniversary!!

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Jaclyn Reynolds February 16, 2014 at 9:22 pm

The soofoo rice cooker looks fantastic!

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Jaclyn Reynolds February 16, 2014 at 9:21 pm

Would love some tofu recipes! Your meals look delicious!

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Stephanie Tulman February 17, 2014 at 10:37 pm

Hi Jaclyn! My favorite tofu has been M.I.A. in Whole Foods…. but as I work on finding a new fav, I’ll definitely whip up some tofu recipes for you! In the meantime, check out the Miso Eggplant Tofu Bliss!

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Carolsue February 16, 2014 at 5:48 pm

I love beets — could you create some recipes using them?

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Stephanie Tulman February 17, 2014 at 10:38 pm

Absolutely Carolsue! I LOVE beets too:D

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Carolsue February 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm

My favorite is the Rice and Rice Cooker. Mine just broke and I used it all the time, so it needs to be replaced!
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Natalie February 16, 2014 at 2:29 pm

The Chloe and Isabel bracelet is definitely my favorite! Loving the spring colors!

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Natalie February 16, 2014 at 2:27 pm

I would love to see more recipes for healthy desserts! I’m always looking for clean ways to cheat:)

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Amanda H February 16, 2014 at 12:51 am

I’d love to get the rice cooker, we so desperately need one! I’d love to see you try to make some thai or vietnamese vegetarian recipes. I really love their cuisine

Thanks for the chance to win!

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konnie February 14, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Happy Birthday! I love seeing what your cooking and I can practically smell the aromas coming from your kitchen…yum! :-)

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Stephanie Tulman February 15, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Thanks, Konnie! Now that we an open our windows and let the warm air in, you’ll be smelling even more aroma! Mostly garlic, huh;)

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Nicole Johnson February 14, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Congratulations on your first year Steph, we all love seeing what you will be coming up with next! What I would personally love to see on your blog this year are heartier dishes that I can eat cold, on the fly, at work! I have to eat before I go in for the dinner shift and by 9pm, I am starving. Going out to eat at 1am is no fun, and options are usually not the healthiest. Thanks girl!

Also- umm.. all of these give a ways ROCK! Petswag- hello, I love my boys. Would love to win something for them! Also, Chloe + Isabel is an awesome jewelry designer, I love all of their stuff!

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Stephanie Tulman February 15, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Thanks, Nicole! Check out this weeks recipe, the Asparagus + Avocado Quinoa Wrap, Unwrapped is perfect to eat at work, as is a recipe I’ll be posting in a couple weeks using Pickled Perfection’s products. They’re at the Old Town Farmer’s Market! xo

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Megs Ruiz February 14, 2014 at 12:03 pm

My favorite is the Rice Cooker! That would sure come in handy for food prep!!
Would love to see more clean eating, refined sugar free recipes!

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Stephanie Tulman February 15, 2014 at 7:14 pm

You got it, Megs! Thanks!

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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine February 14, 2014 at 11:15 am

I like the first giveaway the best!

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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine February 14, 2014 at 11:13 am

Happy Blogiversary! You should try making some healthy vegan bagels;)That is what I am working on right now!

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Stephanie Tulman February 15, 2014 at 7:14 pm

THanks, Rebecca! I’ll have to look into those!

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