I mean, any time I even think about having a sweetheart I can't help but chuckle; all the guys I continue dates with are either A) focused on work, B) completely uncomfortable, or C) possess questionable motives. But I assume that's what goes on when you are 23. So for the present time I think I'll stick to solitary lady things until the man of my dreams (who may resemble Joshua Jackson aka Pacey from Dawson's Creek) makes my entire life. Plus if I had a partner I probably couldn't escape with making him consume quinoa and kale rather than manly beer battered onion rings and mugs of BBQ sauce… or whatever Burger King is advertising this week. What are your thoughts on that?(Image: https://invigor8u.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/banana-bread-4.jpg) Blink. Let's move ahead discuss adult issues. Like salads. My mom used to make a big batch of raw kale salad with lemon, essential olive oil, garlic, and bell peppers. She'd allow it still a couple of hours before lemon juice broke down the kale and the flavors became melded jointly; it was sensational. It's just like a healthy little story book I dreamt up. The happy ever after is that taste explosion in the mouth area. Juicy mangoes, red onion, grape tomato vegetables, almond flour banana bread maple syrup creamy ripe avocado, nutty quinoa, crunchy kale, and edamame. This salad just might possess everything I've ever needed. I tossed it in a little lemony basil vinaigrette which uses about 5 mere seconds to mix jointly since it's slightly lemon, garlic olive oil, basil, sodium, and sugar. The much longer the salad sits with the dressing, the better it gets. This salad may be the perfect lunch. Or it would be great with grilled seafood. It's just too dang great never to try. Kale, Edamame, and Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Ingredients 2 cups cooked quinoa (or about 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa) 1 1/2 glass edamame beans, prepared and cooled 3 mugs finely chopped Tuscan kale, ribs removed 1 cup sliced grape tomatoes 1/2 red onion, diced 1 avocado, pitted and either sliced up or diced 2 tablespoon toasted almonds or pumpkin seed products, if desired For lemon vinaigrette: 1 garlic clove clove, minced 1/8 teaspoon salt Instructions To create dressing: place olive oil, lemon juice, garlic clove, glucose, basil, and salt in blender or food processor. Mix/process for 10-15 seconds; set aside. In medium bowl toss quinoa, kale, and edamame together; add lemon vinaigrette and toss so that the salad is fully coated. Place in refrigerator for 20-30 moments to let flavors soak in.(Image: https://comfybelly.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/Banana-bread-slice.jpg) Before serving, toss salad again and add tomatoes, onion, mango, and avocado. Garnish with toasted almonds or pumpkin seeds if desired. Oh no! Certainy you would reign in a guy with fantastic flavor in food. Maybe you'll get as lucky as I did, and discover yourself a guy whose notion of an excellent weekend is usually apple selecting, pie baking, cider producing, and spinach couscous with oranges and olives for supper. The point is… not absolutely all dudes want Burger Ruler or BBQ. Beverage, maybe. But that's a different story. Oh I feel you around the man-food vs our-food debate.. As an perpetually solitary girl with a recent man added to her life, I can tell you it will likely be a hard transition. Him.. not really me. I won't stop producing kale salads! If you're lucky you might find an already-trained guy. I suggest hanging out at yoga exercise studios and farmer's marketplaces ðŸ˜‰ Anyways this appears like a lovely dish.. simple, healthful and nourishing. Love the addition of mango.. I will be making a big batch this weekend! Oh, and We married a meat-n-potatoes sort of guy…and slowy but certainly he's arriving around around the healthy stuff. In fact quinoa is one of is own favorite foods today. So it's possible. Even when it seems difficult at first. hahaha Sarah Martorella Justine Iskandar. Ah ah We loved the component about having to produce manly Burger King-advertised meals for the man you're dating :)) Good thing with my boyfriend is that being a chef, he also loves good healthy food. And the casual 400 g of meat with potatoes. Ugh. Like your salad btw, great ingredients, healthy and colorful : yum ! (attended buy ingredients) Kale from a farmers marketplace and Niagara peaches (substituted for mango) made this salad a hit. Leftovers ideal for lunch. Ahh, summer season! I've also produced Monique's egg, avocado, bacon, jack sandwich and the chicken, chick pea chopped salad - all delish! Great recipe! I added some diced serrano pepper for a supplementary kick. Also I add ghee + ocean salt to boil using the quinoa. The mango was a delicious treat. Ha don't discredit all of us men so fast! Yes, the ale battered deep-fried onions may be a little hard to pass up.. However this is a great snack for even the manliest of manly men, especially after a day out in the mountains! Deliciously refreshing. We will certainly be feeding on this tomorrow!