Place the milk dates and vanilla into a blender or food processor and blend for 5 to 10 seconds. Take the milk mixture out and add to a bowl with the chia seeds. Stir well, cover with a lid or wrap and place in the refrigerator over for over night. When you are ready to eat add some blueberries or strawberries or other fruit of your choosing.
Cook the quinoa in medium size pan. Add two cups of water to the pot and let it boil. Once boiling add the quinoa, let boil for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes bring to a simmer, boiling off the water and cooking the quinoa. The quinoa should be soft fluffy looking when done. While that is occurring, peel the carrot into strips and dice the avocado and apricots. For the dressing whisk together in a bowl the oil, molasses, lemon juice, sumac, chopped dill and mint.
After letting the quinoa cool mix together the other ingredients and drizzle on the dressing, salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy cool or warm.
Optional: chopped cilantro and sesame seeds for garnish
For the dressing-
2 teaspoon honey
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
For the rice bring 2 cups of water to a boil and add the rice. Let the rice boil for 5 minutes and then turn down to a simmer, to let the water boil off. Bring your oven to 400 degrees, while your chopping up the sweet potato into small pieces. Toss the the sweet potato with some light salt, pepper and olive oil ( or other preferred cooking oil), bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the...
Quinoa is a great side dish but why not make it part of the main dish. This recipe is quick and easy. It serves 2 people as the main dish but can be made as is to serve 6 as a side dish.
1 Cup dry Quinoa
2 Cups Water
Pinch of Salt
Wash the Quinoa in a strainer. Boil the 2 cups of water and 1cup Quinoa for 5 minutes and then turn the heat to low and let simmer of 15 minutes. Let it cool to room temperature.
Honey Lime Dressing
1 Large Lime, Juiced
3 Tablespoon Honey
2 Tablespoon thinly sliced Mint
Mix together the lime, honey and mint and let sit for 10 minutes.
Fruit: Can use any fruits that are in season and fresh
1 1/2 Cups of pitted Cherries
1 1/2 Cups Blueberries
1 1/2 Cups Strawberries
1 1/2 Cups Apples
Cut the fruit while the Quinoa is cooking. Looking for similar sized pieces.
Combine the Quinoa and fruit together, tossing them in a large bowl to make sure everything is combined evenly. Drizzle on the dressing and add extra mint if you'd like. Serve at room temperature or cool in...