Quinoa, Mint and Stone Fruit Salad


Stone fruits are coming into season, hallelujah!  Cherries are my favorite of all of them- and since they’re so expensive and in season for such a short time they’re like juicy, extra-coveted little gems to me!  The amount of flavor in each one reminds me how magical this world is- how incredible it is that the earth provides us with such a vast amount of things to eat, taste, enjoy. We’re lucky ones!

This salad is a mixture of farmer’s market finds- apricots, cherries, heaps of mint, sheep’s milk feta, quinoa and pistachios.  So much flavor, so light and perfect for Spring, so beautiful to look at.  Magical indeed.  Recipe below, I hope you love!   xx- Sarah


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i think sometimes i forget how FREAKING BEAUTIFUL whole foods are.  i mean, look at this plate?!  it’s gorgeous right?  and so simple, packed full of nutrition and flavor.  beats the hell (no pun intended) out of some processed crap that comes out of a box (not sorry kraft).  so let’s do this friends, let’s eat more meals that look like this and none meals that look like this.  ok?  good.  i’m so glad we’re on the same page!

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quinoa, black bean and avocado tacos

i’ve never had jetlag before, at least not like i have it this time around.  i’ve been walking around since we got home like a dazed puppy dog.  it’s made me crave really hearty, healthy meals that require little to no effort. which brings me to this meal…. a bowl of quinoa, black beans, cilantro and avocado with a stack of corn tortillas at the ready and a bottle of cholula to add some kick.  so simple to prepare- just heat/mix some (preferably leftover) black beans and quinoa.  serve with a sliced avocado half and some cilantro alongside a stack or pre-made tortillas.  as with all really simple meals like this- the key to the deliciousness is using high quality, fresh ingredients.  i recently started cooking my black beans- it’s really not too much work!  (read here about the nutritional punch that black beans pack as well as instructions on how to cook them!) this dish has become my jetlag survival meal.  do you have any other recovery tips?