Inspiration Nook Cravings – Quinoa Salad with Beets, Spinach & Goat Cheese

I finally did it, I cooked red quinoa at home! It’s been on my “to-do” list for quite some time. HA! I decided to mix whatever ingredients I had in the fridge and ended up with this tasty salad for dinner. It was definitely inspired by different quinoa salads I’ve had out and about. One of my favorite ones is from Mendecino Farms! You must go there. Anyways back to the recipe… I mixed ingredients from a few different ones I’ve had and ended up with this recipe to share with you! I’m no expert so feel free to add and replace ingredients as you please.

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Ingredients

  • 1 Cup of Quinoa
  • 2 cups of Spinach
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • 1 can of beets (8oz)
  • 1/4 of red onion (chopped)
  • 3 ounces of goat cheese (my fave)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil and pepper for dressing (to taste)
  • Sliced almonds (to taste)

Here is what you do! Cook the quinoa following your package instructions and set aside. In a bowl toss all other ingredients. Once the quinoa is done add your olive oil and pepper to taste. Finish up with the goat cheese and toss some more. As a special touch I added some sliced almonds for texture and it was amazing. Enjoy!

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Daily Inspiration – Picnic Recipes!

To continue my picnic fever, here are some old time favorite recipes that can help you have the best picnic ever! What do you like bringing to picnics?

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1. Spinach Pasta Salad | 2. Spinach Cream Cheese Rolls | 3. Mom’s Chicken Salad | 4. Zucchini Muffins | 5. Oreo Truffles

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Daily Inspiration – Picnic Must-Haves

With Spring in full swing it’s the perfect time to have a picnic. I really don’t need much of an excuse to have one so there is that. Confession: we own two picnic baskets. I know that here in Lalaland we can have them year-round but there is no better time than Spring. I will be sharing some recipes from my archives for the perfect picnic tomorrow! For now take a look at must haves I came across last night. Do you love picnics too?

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1. Woven Basket with 11 Piece Summer Picnic Kit $49.99| 2. Woven Picnic Basket $14.99 | 3. Chevron Outdoor Pillow $14.99 | 4. Picnic Blanket $24.49 | 5. Cheese Board w/tools $24.95 | 6. Scrabble $17.99 | 7. Oh Joy! Round Plate Aqua $3.00 | 8. Oh Joy! Cutlery $4.00

 

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Daily Inspiration – Happy Monday!

Hi friends! Hope you had a lovely Easter weekend. Life has been pretty good but pretty busy lately. I’m sorry for not posting as much. Trying to get back on schedule over here. I promise I will go back to normal soon. If you aren’t yet, you could follow us on Instagram where I seem to be spending most of my time lately. Our third year Blogiversary is almost here. Cannot believe it has been three years since I started this little corner on the world wide web. Time sure flies when you’re having fun. Below is a print from last year’s spring that still has my heart. I guess I’ve been really into flowers lately. Happy Monday everyone!

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Daily Inspiration – The Editor

This video is the best way to explain to others what I do. Enjoy!

THE EDITOR from Inside The Edit on Vimeo.

P.S You have one more day to enter our giveaway!

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Daily Inspiration – Guy Fox!

Guy Fox is officially my new favorite band. I can’t stop listening to their song “San Francisco” after my friend played it in his car a few days ago (Hi Rehan!). All their EP’s are addicting so I thought why not share it with the world? Have you listened to them before? If you haven’t, do yourself a favor and listen to the clip below! They just released a new single titled The Good Life. Fingers crossed they come to Los Angeles soon before they blow up! Take my word for it.

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Daily Inspiration – Life according to my phone….

The last few weeks have been nothing but a big blur. Looking back through pictures on my phone makes me appreciate those little moments we often otherwise take for granted. Happy Monday friends!download

P.S Have you entered our giveaway yet? You still have time!

 

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Daily Inspiration – Wall Warmers Giveaway!

I know we all have that space in our home that needs a little love, don’t we? Well today is your lucky day, we’re giving away a lovely canvas with the picture of your choice. There are different styles to pick from, so there is a style for everyone. You can even bring an old photo back to life. My favorite ones are the doggie pictures, I mean they are just ridiculously cute. Take a look at Wall Warmers to check out all of their styles. I know you have that one picture you’d like turned into an awesome piece of art. We are giving away an 11×14 canvas!!!

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To enter all you gotta do is pick a favorite style at their shop and let us know what picture you would like to get done in the comments below. For additional entries you can:

Follow us on Twitter  / Like us on Facebook / Follow us on Instagram / Follow us on Pinterest / Like Wall Warmers on Facebook

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  The contest is open to US residents only. The winner will be drawn on Friday, April 11th and announced shortly after. Good luck everybody!

*******The winner of this giveaway selected by random.org is comment #2 – Leanne.  Congratulations, we will be contacting you shortly. Thanks to everyone who participated!***

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Inspiration Nook Cravings – 2 Ingredient Cookies

I finally did it. I tried the 2 ingredient cookie recipe all over Pinterest. We had some bananas that needed to be eaten so it was destiny HA! The mister and I really liked them. My favorite part was the fact that they were guilt-free. I did add a handful of chocolate chips as some recipes suggested, next time I will be adding raisins! Have you made these before?

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Daily Inspiration – Sunday Snapshots

I made a visit to my favorite spot yesterday. It had been way too long. I saw the coolest book lamps and hate myself for not taking a card from the vendor. I can’t find them anywhere online, bad blogger move on my end. I must go back soon to figure it out HA! I did end up finding the best looking frames for just $1. I made them into chalkboards the minute I got home. I just love a good DIY to end the weekend. How was your weekend?

 

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