Who doesn’t love Cilantro?

I was right, the California roll kept me full until dinner, which is good because it was a later dinner.  I even was able to fit a short swim in before we ate! It helps to have a lake in your back yard, but the Bug made it difficult by continually trying to swim on top of me. She loves swimming (especially after ducks)!

If you look real close, there is a duck... it's just a bad picture!

While making dinner I sipped on some tea. I’m a big fan of these Organic ‘Traditional Medicinals’.  If I ever get a sore throat, the Throat Coat variety works wonders! But today I just sipped on ‘Breathe Easy’. I thought it might help with my allergies (which actually aren’t too bad today).

Dinner was a twist on a classic Mexican. I sautéed onions, garlic and red peppers in a little olive oil over low for a while.  Then I tossed in some sliced up boneless chicken breast (the all natural, of course…. it tastes better!) that was seasoned with cumin, cayenne pepper, onion powder and pepper.  On the side I made cilantro quinoa.  It was delicious!  I put both on a plate with some chopped romaine (that was probably close to being ready to throw out… but oh well) and topped it off with 2 slices of avocado and a few fresh sprigs of cilantro from the herb garden!

I finally added a dollop of Daisy and a drizzle of salsa.  It was delicious!  Now I’m off to bed Hubbs to change the channel.  I think he’s watching Overboard.  Has anyone seen that movie? It’s an oldie :) G’night!

Oh, I almost forgot… my stats today: 1334 calories / 57% carbs / 22% fat / 21% protein



  1. says

    Well, I ended up giving in and we watched the whole thing…. and you know, it was actually pretty funny. I’d recommend it for an easy watching, kinda goofy movie watching kind of night :)

  2. Kristin says

    Do you have any other quinoa recipes? I picked some up this week, as I’ve been curious to try it, However, to answer the question in your post title, I don’t love cilantro. :-(

  3. says

    No cilantro?? I love that stuff :) But a basic, good ‘starter’ recipe for quinoa is this:

    Serve it as a side… with broc and fish for a suuuuuuupper healthy meal :)


    1 tbsp butter (I prefer Smart Balance Heart Right, it has 3 less g of fat per tbsp that regular butter)
    1 small yellow onion, diced small
    3-4 cloves garlic, minced
    2 cups vegetable broth
    1 cup uncooked quinoa
    1/4 tsp salt, or to taste
    1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

    In a medium sized pan, sautee the onion and garlic in butter or olive oil over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes, until onions are just soft. Reduce heat to medium low.
    Add the vegetable broth and quinoa. Cover, and allow to simmer until liquid is mostly absorbed and quinoa is cooked, about fifteen minutes.

    Remove from heat, and gently mix quinoa to distribute any excess moisture. Season with salt to taste, and top with Parmesan cheese.

    Makes 3 servings of vegetarian quinoa.

    Nutritional information, per serving:
    Calories: 318, Calories from Fat: 95
    % Daily Value:
    Total Fat: 10.6g, 16% (or 9.5 if using smart balance)
    Saturated Fat: 4.5g, 23%
    Cholesterol: 18mg, 6%
    Total Carbohydrates: 40.5g, 13%
    Dietary Fiber: 4.4g, 18%
    Protein: 14.9g
    Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 14%, Iron 17%

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