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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Hippie Chic


When I saw this bowl I knew I had to get It. Made in Turkey but It reminds me at Missoni knitwear. I can't go out without buying a little something for the kitchen or the table. That is my thing, I have table top items everywhere. I use them on a daily bases. I am the one who thinks that everything has to be used almost immediately, I am the same with shoes.


What I've been cooking lately is quinoa with veggies.


I add carrots, zucchini, broccoli, red onion, orange zest and cranberries.


I am in the mood of Hippie Chic style: food + home + life.         
It is the freedom to mix and match with no rules. Eat mother nature's gifts, a fresh mix of vegetables, fruits, grains, seeds and nuts. Everything spontaneous, natural and stress free.


I bought these beauties and decided to make a Hippie Chic salad with them.


For my Hippie Chic salad I made a light vinaigrette with dijon and walnut oil.

I love quinoa!
Originated in the Andes region of South America, specially from Bolivia and Peru. The Incas called the mother of all grains.
This is super grain of the century.
Commonly referred to used as a grain but what we eat is the seed of the plant.
Has the most protein of any grain and contain all amino acids. High in fiber and nutrients.
Is gluten free, cholesterol free and easy to digest.


For my quinoa bowl:
1 cup of quinoa, follow the packets recipe.
I tend to add a little less water than is said.

I sauté in olive oil:
1 red onion - finely chop
2 garlic cloves - mince 
2 carrots - finely chop
1 zucchini - finely chop
1 steam of broccoli - cut into  very small florets
1/4 cup cranberries
1 orange zest

Combine the crunchiness veggies with the cooked quinoa.

Additional: sometimes I add toasted pin nuts, almonds.
raisins, lemon juice, mint, cilantro.... any thing you like...







17 comments:

Marialuisa said...

The bowl is beautiful Lola. Me encanta.
I haven´t been cooking much lately, we´ve been busy with the collection, the catwalk was yest. Entra y echa un vistazo. ¡Espero que te guste!.
Realmente el dibujo del bowl es como un jersey de Missoni.
Un besazo
Marialuisa

Debra Eliotseats said...

Love the glassware and table settings, those salads, and your hippie "chick" style!

Veronica Cervera said...

Preciosos, deliciosos y saludables.
Abrazo,
Vero

chicago foodie girl said...

Wow. That bowl is GORGEOUS!!

Lizzy Do said...

Oh, your quinoa salad sounds perfect! I would love a huge bowl in my fridge to have for lunches this week. And your "Missoni" bowl is stunning!

Recetario Spanglish para mis hijos said...

Beautiful salad bowls and great recipes. Have a great week!

Maggie said...

Gorgeous, all of this! Love the bowl, the gorgeous, veggies and the salads. Quinoa is a new obsession of mine too. Amazing stuff.

Patty said...

Love the patterns, colors and flavors in your post. I am a quinoa lover too and it is finding it's way into all kinds of salads at my house ;-)

lisa is cooking said...

Your salad is as beautiful as the bowl! All those vegetables with the quinoa sounds delicious.

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Beaaaaaautiful. I love how you play with colors and I always have fun looking how you work with them. :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A pretty bowl! So joyful.

Lovely salad! So appetizing.

Cheers,

Rosa

cquek said...

oh no all the food is in my belly

cquek said...

oh no all the food is in my belly

Simply Life said...

oh that bowl is just gorgeous!!!

All That I'm Eating said...

I love all the colours and freshness you've got here. It;s beautiful.

Parsley Sage said...

Such a fashionable dish :) Love that you call it Hippie Chic!

firefoodie said...

Wow, that is one seriously pretty salad. Take a quick look at my blog and a little Christmas gift may be coming your way!! A.