Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad Image by: Yvonne Duivenvoorden
These quinoa salad recipes are guaranteed crowd pleasers and will ensure your contribution to the summer potluck is a total winner!
Summer harvest vegetables and quinoa get royal treatment with a subtly-spiced chipotle honey vinaigrette. The recipe doubles easily for a large crowd.
Dill gives this easy salad a fresh herbal note that complements the creamy cheese. It's delicious as a side dish and makes a tasty lunch main.
The amount of water you need to cook quinoa varies from brand to brand, so check package instructions for best results. Or see the last slide for no-fail quinoa cooking methods. For an easy twist, top the salad with toasted slivered almonds.
This pretty multi-coloured salad packs not only a protein punch but also good amounts of fibre and iron.
Middle Eastern tabbouleh is usually made with cracked bulgur wheat. By using quinoa (that's actually a seed), this traditional salad becomes gluten-free.
Don't suffer soggy, mushy overcooked quinoa anymore! Either of these two fail-proof methods will have you cooking quinoa to perfection in no time.
When it comes to women and our money, most of the surveys and reports we’ve read sum up our financial situation like this: we simply aren’t on a level playing field with men. It turns out women aren’t, for example, as confident in managing financial services, we’re often reluctant to talk about cash (it’s still considered taboo) and, no surprise here, we generally don’t earn as much as our male counterparts.
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Pretty My Party
Thanksgiving is the perfect occasion to gather friends and family to celebrate. If it’s your turn to host, leave the table-decorating duties to us while you mind the turkey. From country-chic to minimal and modern, we’ve gathered plenty of low-budget, easy and fun ideas for your holiday table
From centerpiece to table setting, go with a wishbone theme. If you can’t find wishbone accessories, get the kids involved and mould your own using some clay, and then give them a coat of spray paint.
Source: Celebrations at Home
For an unexpected and easy DIY runner, dye your own using an unexpected but complementary colour. Use Christmas oranges for décor (and then dessert) and attach with a nametag.
Source: Annabode + Co
Trade in your regular chargers for a more rustic, earthy version. Use a slice of wood for each place setting, and use up scraps to attach a Thanksgiving message.
Source: Elizabeth Anne Designs
Spread a large sheet of craft paper across your table and outline place settings with cutlery and each guest’s name.
Source: Lemon Thistle
Pile on the pumpkins for a centerpiece with impact. Choose a palette of metallic, black and blue and a touch of orange. Add a coat of spray paint and leave the stems gold. Add a twig of sage to each table setting.
Swap out your tablecloth for an autumn-themed plaid blanket. Add an additional blanket to each seat, if you’re eating al fresco.
This is an easy (and edible) craft that even the kids can make. For instructions, go here: Pear Turkeys
Set a moody scene with some simple foliage and glass bottles. Gather some greenery to cover overhead lighting. Add some dainty white flowers to small vases. Use chalkboard or painted wood to mark each person’s spot.
Source: My Scandinavian Home
Go earthy and green with glassware, runner, napkins, gourds and pumpkins. This setting works whether you’re inside or outside.
Source: Pretty My Party
A white palette devoid of colour can be quite impactful. For a minimalistic take, keep the centerpiece low and muted.
Source: Tone on Tone
Photography by Jeff Coulson Image by: Photography by Jeff Coulson
|This story was originally part of "Raising The Steaks" in the June 2015 issue.
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