My Inspiration . . .

I've always had a love for baking, but it wasn't until I was in college that I had a desire to learn how to cook. In 2009, I decided to start my own cooking blog so I could access my recipes from anywhere, and ktmadeit.com was born.

I love trying new recipes and finding ways to make them healthier & happier on the hips! I love everything about food: the taste, the smells, the presentation, the experimenting, etc. I love to entertain, so I figured this was a great way to bring people together. Hope you enjoy trying out some of the recipes. Happy cooking!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Quinoa Berry Salad

This is a yummy, refreshing salad that's loaded with protein. To me it tastes more like a dessert...but it says it can be used as a side dish. Either way, it's super yummy and light!
{Prep Time: 10 mins / Cooking Time: 25-30 mins / Difficulty: Easy / Yields: 4-6 servings as side dish}

Ingredients:
3/4 cup dry quinoa
1 pint strawberries, sliced (about 2.5 cups)
16 oz fresh blueberries (about 2 cups)
1 cup cherries, pitted and sliced

For Dressing:
2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
pinch of kosher salt
1/2 cup almonds, chopped (optional)

Directions:
1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
2. Meanwhile, chop fruit and place in a large bowl.
3. Mix the dressing ingredients in a small jar and adjust to taste if necessary. *Note - you may have to double dressing recipe if salad is quite large.
4. Fluff cooked quinoa with a fork and add to large bowl with the fruit. Combine. Pour dressing on salad and mix well. Serve immediately or chill in fridge until serving time.

Recipe borrowed from www.ohsheglows.com 

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