Cranberry Walnut Quinoa

Holy crap, I’ve actually got a recipe for you today! I think I’ve talked about this on my blog in the past, but I can’t remember if I’ve ever typed up the recipe. Quinoa is a grain similar to rice, and has many nutritional benefits. I made it a lot in the beginning of the summer, and finally I’ve gotten the quinoa bug again! It’s my favorite.

Cranberry Walnut Quinoa, adapted from the food network recipe

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of all-natural vegetable broth
  • 1 cup of organic quinoa (I use bob’s red mill)
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • sprinkle of salad seasoning
  • sprinkle of garlic powder
  • sprinkle of rosemary
  • 1/4 cup of crushed walnuts
  • 1 cup of dried cranberries

Directions

  1. Cook quinoa according to package, using the veggie broth instead of water, since it will give the quinoa a lot more flavor
  2. Whisk together olive oil, and seasonings in a small bowl until blended. Drizzle over cooked quinoa until combined
  3. Fold in dried cranberries and walnuts
  4. Chill, and enjoy

Onto breakfast. More steel-cut oats this morning! With fresh berries + a sliced peach! Along with a bit of TJ’s sunflower seed butter + sweet cherry butter. These oats were so flavorful and fruity.

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Lunch was some of my cranberry walnut quinoa, along with a new soup.

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I had no idea what this soup was supposed to taste like, but it sounded tasty, so I decided to give it a whirl. It was interesting! There weren’t enough vegetables for me, it was kind of just a creamy broth. I don’t think I’d buy it again. I do love Amy’s other soups though!

When I got home from work, a package was waiting for me…I ordered new running shoes!

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They are pink! They’re actually pink for breast cancer awareness, which is really cool.

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They look so much prettier than these guys. However, they are the exact same shoe!!! I wear the New Balance 760 in wide. They have a wide toe box, which I need for my horrendously deformed feet. And yes, I keep my race timing chips on my shoes as sort of like memorabilia! This one is from the Boilermaker.

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In other news…you know it’s fall when…

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I love candy corn!!! Its like my secret addiction. And I love that you only get to eat it when its “that time of the year”. Other things I love about fall: light jacket weather, pumpkins, apple picking, “falling leaves” scent from Yankee Candle, cider donuts, and Halloween! 😉 What’s yours?

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