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Quinoa Pasta Salad

I absolutely love pasta salad! You know what else is great about finding quinoa pasta? Finding multi-colored quinoa pagoda pasta! Now I can have some pasta salad that looks very similar to traditional pasta salad!

In fact, I found out that someone at the party didn’t even know it was quinoa! I tried to make sure and tell everyone but I must have missed some people.

Well, this salad turned out very well. It probably could have used a little more dressing as I’ve found that quinoa pasta requires more flavoring than rice or traditional pasta. The texture is also a little firmer than traditional pasta.

All in all, this was an enjoyable treat for me to have and quite a bit had gotten eaten. I’ve actually been having a little bit of the leftovers all week and have been really enjoying it. I just wish I could freeze some. I like to make food ahead and freeze it for laziness convenience…actually, both. đŸ˜‰

I didn’t really measure anything out. I like lots of veggies so I use a lot. The key is to use whatever veggies you enjoy and how much you like in your pasta. I will list what I used.

Quinoa Pasta Salad Recipe

Quinoa pasta pagodas
Green bell peppers, chopped
Red bell peppers, chopped
Baby portobello mushrooms, chopped
Tomatoes, chopped
Green onions, sliced
Italian Salad Dressing

Toss veggies and pasta together and add Italian dressing to taste. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight to blend flavors well.
Enjoy đŸ™‚


Apple Pie Smoothie

I love pie. There, I said it. Punkin pie, cherry pie, blueberry pie…apple pie. Hot out of the oven. Oh yeah, it’s awesome. Extra has dessert flavor gum and the apple pie is my favorite. But, and there is a but…I do not like crust. It’s yucky. So make this smoothie instead, it’s yummy đŸ™‚

1 banana, frozen
2 apples (mine were pretty small, adjust quantity according to size) peeled and cored
1/2 cup coconut milk or 1/4-1/2 cup water OR yogurt
3 teaspoons of xylitol or sugar
1 heaping teaspoon of cinnamon

Put all ingredients in the blender and blend till smooth

This was super yummy fresh out of the blender but I froze it instead. It was awesome, one of my new favorite smoothie flavors. Definitely a keeper!