Saturday, June 21

Quinoa and Roasted Pepper Salad

This recipe was adapted from Pinterest, I thank the quinoa gods everyday for allowing me to come across this recipe.... I know my mom & sister do too!! It's pretty amazing, very flavorful.
 It's perfect alone or as a side dish, and the long it hangs out in the refrigerator the better.

1 cup cooked Quinoa (red & white variety)
1 Red  & 1 Yellow Bell Pepper (roasted & peeled)
1 can of peeled Garbanzo beans
1/4 Red Onion (thinly sliced)
1/4 bunch Chopped Cilantro
1/2 lb Crumbled Feta cheese

1/4 cup chopped Cilantro
2 minced Garlic cloves
1/2 cup Olive oil
2 Tb Red wine vinegar
2 Tb Lemon juice
Salt & pepper to taste

You can make this dressing in the blender, by throwing everything in or slowly incorporating the oil with the vinegar and then adding in remaining ingredients. Either way will work.

Cook the quinoa & allow to cool completely. Meanwhile, roast the bell peppers, peel and dice. Peel the garbanzo beans, thinly slice the red onion and chop the cilantro. In a large pretty bowl, add the cooled quinoa and its veggies. I like to add half the crumbled feta and half the vinaigrette, mix to incorporate all ingredients & then add remaining dressing, mix again!
 Lastly crumble remaining feta on top, makes it look pretty... I like pretty things! 
Refrigerate until your ready to eat or not! Don't forget leftovers are amazing!!


Wednesday, June 18

Amazing Seafood!

 For my birthday week celebration, yes week!
 My parents took my to this fabulous seafood restaurant out in East LA, seriously the seafood is the bomb to say the least! It's call Mariscos 4 Vientos and it's located on Olympic Blvd. and Lorena St. Apparently there are 5 restaurants on the road with the same name, we ate at this one, which my family claims is the best one. So there you go!! I had a tostada of Agua chiles (spicy shrimp in a Serrano/ jalapeno sauce) my favorite. My entree consisted of a Campechana ( Shrimp and seafood cocktail) and a large Mexican coke... Of course I tried everyones food, which was also delish!! 
I hope I've convinced you to try this place!!!