Well Dined

21May/140

Quinoa Salad with Watermelon, Strawberry, and Feta

Well Dined | Quinoa Salad with Watermelon, Strawberry, and Feta

 

This salad is so pretty!  And yummy!  And easy!  And healthy!  And did I mention how pretty it is?  Light and fresh, and perfect for Spring or Summer.  This would be great to bring to a potluck or picnic.

Well Dined | Quinoa Salad with Watermelon, Strawberry, and Feta

 

All you do is cook and cool quinoa (I really like the tri-color for this), which can be done in advance.  Then top with cut watermelon, strawberries, and feta.  Drizzle with a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper.  Then finish with basil and sliced almonds.  That's it!  I used some purple basil from my garden, isn't it pretty?  It tastes just like regular Genovese basil.

Well Dined | Quinoa Salad with Watermelon, Strawberry, and Feta

 

You can serve it in a platter, or individual containers - up to you!  I think it would travel pretty well, especially if you pack the dressing separately.  It's also really satisfying - you have crunch from the watermelon, almonds, and even the quinoa (which is also very filling), and a salty-sweet combo that is just awesome.

29Nov/121

Rainbow Booze Party

What, you may ask, is "Rainbow Booze"?  This is what a call all the fun, fruity, and candy-like alcoholic recipes that I made for a recent party (okay, not that recent - I am really behind on this post...)  I had been wanting to try out these things for awhile, but not by myself, so I hosted a party and let the taste testing begin!

My favorite recipe was probably the Spiked Rainbow Jello Mold.  I just love alcoholic jello, I don't know why.

All you need is six boxes of Jello in rainbow colors, some unflavored gelatine, sweetened condensed milk (optional - only to make the jello more opaque), and some very cold alcohol.  I think flavored rum is the best way to go because it has the least alcohol taste.  I used coconut rum, but you can use whatever you like.  (Full recipe below.)

Next up were two candy based concoctions - Gummy Bears infused with Rum, and Vodka infused with Jolly Ranchers.