Last Night Of 22

I made one of my favorite meals ever on my birthday-eve 😉 —- Heidi Swanson’s Lemon Scented Quinoa Salad. I am out of quinoa though, so I used bulgur and I think I even like it better this way!! I LOVE this salad. It incorporates my favorite things: plump chickpeas (I used dried and soaked/cooked them), crisp red onion, tahini, garlic and lemon. Perfect for summer. Perfect for anytime!  Instead of the cilantro Heidi calls for, I used fresh parsley from my Italian parsley plant I have going on my balcony.  The dressing is the best part of this health packed salad bowl. I crave it at odd hours…its that good. I found myself licking the spoon multiple times tonight. I halved this recipe to make two servings so I could store one in the fridge for a meal later this week. I had a hard time only using half of this yummy dressing though! I found myself craving something sweet after I ate so I had a cup of cherries.



It is storming beyond belief outside and I’m not looking forward to my commute to school.  Tonight we are building our croquembuche—I’ll be snapping tons of photos, don’t worry! I’m bringing a z-bar for snack later but know that I’ll also be snacking on the addicting nougatine we will be making tonight—basically almond brittle. Drool.

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  • Monica
    June 10, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    You just gave me a delicious idea for my own dinner tonight!

  • linds
    June 10, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Almond brittle….mm…. You seem to be so good at not snacking on everything while you’re in class, how do you do it? I work part-time in a gelato shop and find that I am always “tasting” the flavours, which is fine, except that I’m grazing on more than I’d like. I’m bringing a small snack tonight as a deterrant- do you find that bringing your own snack helps you?

  • ibex hk
    June 10, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    love this meal 🙂 I’ll have to try it with bulgur next time~ have a great class tonight…almond brittle, how could you not??! 🙂

  • Romina
    June 11, 2008 at 1:55 am

    Bulgur sounds like a great trade off! Love that salad. =)

  • VeggieGirl
    June 11, 2008 at 2:07 am

    Storming here as well – take an umbrella, and be safe! :0)

  • Becca A
    June 11, 2008 at 2:42 am

    The storms here hopefully are going to break the heat wave.
    Happy early birthday! I’ll be away from my computer the next few days so wanted to get it out there!