Sunday, June 12, 2011

Weight Watcher Recipe: Mediterranean Quinoa Salad.

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

2 cups Quinoa, cooked and cooled
1 tomato, chopped
1 cup spinach, cooked and cooled
1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 oz Mediterranean flavored feta cheese (can be found at Trader Joes)
10 small, pimento stuffed green olives
Kosher salt

1.        Precook quinoa according to directions.  Let cool completely.
2.        Precook spinach.  Let cool completely.
3.       Chop 1 tomato, garnish with kosher salt and pepper.  Set aside.
4.       Drain spinach completely.  Press out excess juice between paper towels.  Toss with tomatoes.
5.       In a large bowl, toss 2 cups of quinoa with 1 tsp olive oil. 
6.       Add tomatoes and spinach.
7.       Add Feta cheese.
8.       Chop olives and add to salad.
9.       Toss well. 
10.   Serve chilled.

Serving size:  about ¾ cup
Weight Watchers PointsPlus:  4 per serving
This recipe includes 3 Power Foods (quinoa, tomatoes, spinach).

Thursday, June 2, 2011


I have a confession:

I'm a Gleek. 

Completely.  Utterly.  Hopelessly.

For you non-Gleeks, that just means I'm a fan of Glee.

I won tickets to see their live concert, so my friend and I got dolled up, had a wonderful dinner, and screamed our heads off for the talented cast.

You never really know how some singers will sound live, but....

they were  UH-MAZ-ING. 

Like, out of control A.W.E.S.O.M.E.

Those kids (well, adults) are truly gifted.  Lea Michele (Rachel) is as spectacular in person as she is in the studio.  But, to hear Amber Riley (Mercedes) and Naya Rivera (Santana) hit some incredible notes was fabulous.

And when Chris Colfer (Kurt) sang his first solo, I was literally breathless.  He is the next Michael Crawford (Broadway legend who starred in the original cast of Phantom).

Oh, and resident hotties Cory Montieth (Finn), Mark Salling (Puck), and Chord Overstreet (Sam)?  Let's just say think they're cute on T.V.? 
Well, add about a gazillion times more cuteness in person.  Just saying.

It was an incredible, experience to see them perform, one I won't soon forget. 

Thanks KYXY Radio for the rad win!!

I wish every weekend could be a GLEEKend (hehe)!