Salmon and Quinoa

19 Feb

Growing up once a year our parents’ would take us to our grandparents’ in Palm Dessert which was about 8 hours south from where we lived with our father driving extra cautious who loved and loves to drive and enjoy the scenery. All the grandchildren about 15 of us total used to go in grandma’s back yard climb up the trees run around like crazy kids while we enjoyed lemons from our grandma’s tree. Lemons are a big part of our family, actually I would like to assume in most Latin homes. At times we would have 3 in one sitting (gulp) bringing up my childhood has made me realize how much I love our blog and how it has brought my sister and I closer in many levels. Just wanted to say thank you for your warm comments and love. I’m compiling a few questions so you can have more of a connection of who I am. Some questions are silly, because I’m silly but some are serious. Stay tuned. Oh yes! This dish!!! WOW, WOW, WOW!!! This has been on repeat in our home. I like to think it’s a collaboration between mine and my honey’s up bringing. My honey is South American, Quinoa was a staple in his family and I already mentioned the lemon story ha! It only takes me 30 min to make this flavorful, filling, healthy husband approved dish. I say it’s a yes!

You can find it here.





The Salmon is hiding.

As Always, Carolina xoxo

6 Responses to “Salmon and Quinoa”

  1. Bite Into Nutrition February 20, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    Oh my, this looks so yummy and healthy too!!

    • essentjewels February 27, 2013 at 5:33 am #

      Hi Lenille, I’m sorry I know I misspelled your name. Glad to hear from you!!!!! I hope you and Dennis are doing great. I hope I inspired you. this dish is supper delicious, healthy and only takes 30 minutes.

  2. essentjewels February 21, 2013 at 12:51 am #

    Awe sis, thanks for taking me back to grandma’s.

    • essentjewels February 27, 2013 at 5:34 am #

      Lemons remind me of you to sis. I know what you mean, we have great memories growing up….xo

  3. Bite Into Nutrition February 28, 2013 at 12:31 am #

    Hi Carolina! Yes, I want to start cooking more with Quinoa. I just learned in my Food & Culture class last semester that its origins is from South America, so it’s part of my heritage too 🙂

    • essentjewels March 12, 2013 at 6:00 am #

      Ohh yes!! thats right … You will not be disappointed. I’m sure you learned it is full of protein which is a big plus. The taste is very earthy so I use a few lemons, herbs and to add a dash of suprise i put dehydrated cranberries. i cant wait to see what you make with this grain. Your class sounds exciting!!!

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