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Deliciously Organic: National Food Bloggers Bake Sale and Mexican Quinoa Salad

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

National Food Bloggers Bake Sale and Mexican Quinoa Salad

The bake sale last weekend was a huge success! Our group in L.A. raised $2,456.50, and the total raised for Share Our Strength across the country was $16,500!!

My girls (who worked very hard on the poster behind them) passed out fliers and yelled, "Bake Sale!" to the people passing by. 

A few of the ladies: from left Jen, Rachael, Gabi, Jenny, Cathy, and me

It was a great time to work together for such a great cause. Thanks so much to Gaby for heading it up and making it such a huge success! 

This week I've been working night-and-day finishing up the final edits of the manuscript. The designer sent a few drafts of the design with Helen's photos laid in, and it's absolutely gorgeous!  I can't wait for you all to see (in September!).

I wish I had more time to write, but instead I'll share a wonderful quinoa salad with you. This Mexican quinoa salad can be eaten as a side-dish, scooped and eaten with tortilla chips, or tossed with shredded chicken for a healthy meal.  Enjoy!

Mexican Quinoa Salad
Serves 8-10 as a side dish

1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 1/2 cups quinoa
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 cup corn
1 (15-ounce) can black beans
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup olive oil

Melt coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Add quinoa and saute 3-4 minutes until the quinoa just start to turn golden brown.  Pour in 3 cups of water.  Bring to a boil and then lower heat to simmer, cover, and cook for 20-25 minutes until quinoa is cooked.  Cool to room temperature.

Pour quinoa in a large bowl and add cilantro, tomatoes, corn, black beans, lemon juice, sea salt, olive oil and stir to combine.  Serve at room temperature.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad your bake sale was such a success! I participated in San Francisco's bake sale and had such a great time meeting other local bloggers. It was a great way to meet new people and raise money for a great cause.

April 20, 2010 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Glad your bake sale was a success! We had a great time at ours too! Love this salad, great photos too!

April 21, 2010 at 6:51 AM  
Anonymous Corrine said...

Carrie, this looks delicious! I would like to mention this recipe and post a link for it on my site if that is ok with you. I am doing a series on whole grain recipes and this one looks awesome!

April 21, 2010 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger Mari Nuñez said...

Glad everything went well! I Love the Quinoa salad.

What is that in jars with the spoons...cake mix or the cake itself?

Have an awesome day!

April 21, 2010 at 8:20 AM  
Blogger Lidia said...

Nice your salad!!

April 21, 2010 at 10:05 AM  
Anonymous marla {family fresh cooking} said...

Beautiful photos from the bake sale. It was great to see you as always and your girls are adorable. Your quinoa looks so tasty! xo

April 21, 2010 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger Deliciously Organic said...

Corrine: That would be great. Thanks for asking! By the way, I love the whole grain recipes you've been posting! :)

April 22, 2010 at 7:17 PM  

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