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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.

7 Comments:

OpenID bakeyourheartout 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's Cakes 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 Zia Elle 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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