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Quinoa Salad with Baby Spinach and Grape Tomatoes

Quinoa salad with baby spinach and tomatoes #vegan #glutenfree

Here is a wonderful year-round Salad that is inviting, fresh and vibrant. The sort of salad a certain individual needs on a damp, Spring day when the sky is flannel white and the wind is capricious. On a day such as this it is tempting to head straight for comfort food. Baked Mac 'n Cheese. Or that last wedge of Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas in the fridge. But what the body craves may- or may not be- what the body needs.

I'm just saying.

I'm no expert on cravings. But I do know that if I make a habit of indulging every gnawing whim and urge that wiggles its way into my sun deprived brain I'd munch Blueberry Banana Muffin Cake for breakfast and eat Shepherd's Pie every noon hour from now till the Summer Solstice (a serotonin-boosting strategy not recommended, by the way, for those of us past a certain age where you can pack on voluptuous pounds faster that you can say blueberry pancakes on a stick).

It also doesn't help that yours truly sports three honkin' titanium screws in the left hip joint, curtailing one's enthusiasm for certain popular aerobic routines. Maybe if I spun- er, spinned?- I'd still fit into my summer fall winter jeans. As of last week there's not a pair of jeans in the house I can riggle into. [And by the way, why do doctors insist on referring to hip screws as pins, conjuring sweet visions of hemming, or quilting, both petite and delicate procedures that in no way involved a couple of workbench sized clamps, traction rope and a battery operated power drill?]

All I can say is thank goddess for black leggings. And comfy sweatpants. Paired with a tunic top they hide a multitude of muffins.

And cake.

Karina xo

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Quinoa Salad with Baby Spinach and Grape Tomatoes


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