Posted by: nikicf | August 19, 2010

In the Groove

Love being in the groove.  The healthy groove that is.  I’ve mentioned it before, but it really only takes a few days for the benefits to hit me, mentally at least.

Add to that being thankful for our overall good health (after our recent struggles with the flu) and you’ve got one happy mommy!  Yup, I’m feeling optimistic.  (Hope this lasts.)

So I mentioned I planned to make this for dinner a few days ago.  Ended up switching to a modified version of this instead, as I was wanting something more raw and summery.  (It has been REALLY HOT HERE!)  Ingredients were almost the same really, but I just went with the “salad” version, but stuck with the lime dressing (as opposed to the lemon from my original).

Added some cold shrimp and (fake) lobster (sister’s brilliant idea), and it was a delicious meal that hit the spot!  Hubby gave it two thumbs up too.  (Yes, this is one of those night the kids eat an alternate meal.)

And the left-overs are for lunch and I’m already excited!

Southwestern Quinoa Salad

  • red quinoa
  • black beans
  • corn
  • orange peppers
  • finely diced purple onion
  • tomatoes
  • cuke
  • avocado
  • shrimp pieces


  • splash of EVOO
  • ground sea salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • lime juice (straight from the bottle) (to taste)
  • splash of hot sauce (to taste)

Hope you are having a healthy, optimistic day!

This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Ps. 118:24



  1. Niki, what are quiona, cuke and EVOO? I’ve never heard of them!

    • Quinoa is currently my favorite grain. Look it up! Very yummy and versatile (in salads, as a side dish, etc) and easy to find (our local grocery stores all carry it).

      Cuke – cucumber. 🙂

      And EVOO – extra virgin olive oil

      Hope that helps! Sorry for making this all so confusing!! 🙂

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