Sep 25, 2012: quinoa apricot salad

What is it with me and quinoa this week?  Second time already.  I can’t seem to get enough for some reason…

Oki, so dry toast 1/2 quinoa over medium-low heat until you hear popping.  Rinse it, drain it, and add it to 1 cup boiling salted water with 1/2 cup or so of sliced dried apricots.  After 15 minutes or so, the water will all have been absorbed.

Take the mixture, pour it into a medium-sized bowl, and let it cool for a few minutes.  When the bowl is still slightly warm to the touch, add in about 3/4 cup grape tomatoes, and toss generously with your favourite salad dressing du jour.  Once completely cool (the tomatoes and salad dressing help here), place in your bento over as many baby greens as you can fit!

Strawberries are my tasty side – don’t they look cute?  They’re so little and cute, I couldn’t bear to cut their tops off and slice them.

Snack will be one of the awesome muffins our school cafeteria serves: made by the students, and often featuring local fruit when possible!  I can’t resist them, so I may as well plan for one.  It helps that I found a pre-paid card in a jacket pocket the other day, too; far too tempting!

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