145.0…Quinoa Tabbouleh with Feta

If your New Year's resolution is to eat healthier, I have something for you that is healthy, easy to make and delicious! Quinoa Tabbouleh with Feta would taste great with chicken or fish or by itself!

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Quinoa Tabbouleh with Feta (Serves 8)

Recipe from Make It Ahead (Ina Garten)


1 cup quinoa

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)

1/4 cup good olive oil

1 cup thinly sliced scallions, white and green parts (5 scallions)

1 cup chopped fresh mint leaves (2 bunches)

1 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 hothouse cucumber, unpeeled, seeded and medium-diced

2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved through the stem

2 cups medium-diced feta (8 ounces)


1. Pour 2 cups of water or chicken broth into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. 

2. Add the quinoa and 1 teaspoon of salt, lower the heat, and simmer covered for 15 minutes, until the grains are tender and open (they'll have little curly tails). Drain, place in a bowl, and immediately add the lemon juice, olive oil, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt.

3. In a large bowl, combine the scallions, mint, parsley, cucumber, tomatoes, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Add the quinoa and mix well. 

4. Carefully fold in the feta and taste for seasonings. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate and serve cold. 

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Monday was my daughter's 8th birthday. She got to choose where we went to dinner. Her favorite restaurant is Corvette Diner, so that is where we went. Normally I order a cheeseburger and fries there. Not this time. It was salad and chicken tortilla soup.

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Yesterday's breakfast was more scrambled egg beaters. I'm trying to cut out some of the carbs in my diet so I'm out of ideas for breakfast.

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After I dropped the kids off at school, I went to sign up for a new gym! It's close by the close and will be super convenient for me. They have a TON of classes I want to try! I walked/ran on the treadmill for 30 minutes before heading home.

Lunch was Taylor Farm's Kale Chopped Salad.

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I ate the whole bag. It was pretty good but needed chicken or some protein. Easy to make though!

Dinner last night was the Quinoa Tabbouleh with Feta. I got the recipe from Ina Garten's new cookbook (a birthday present):

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She can do no wrong in my eyes. 

I enjoyed the tabbouleh with some baked salmon.

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Great dinner!!

Breakfast this morning: 

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Tell me if you're bored. I'm getting there.

My husband dropped the kids off at school so my morning was a bit more leisurely than normal. I went to a couple of appointments, then stopped by the mall to run a couple of errands. Lunch was Corner Bakery:

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Chopped Salad with Chili. They remembered my onions! Yes!

Any carb-light breakfast ideas for me?

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