Thursday, April 21, 2016

Throw Back Thursday - I AM BACK!

HEY EVERYONE!! Where have I been? I can tell you!

I became a Beachbody Coach back in September, and have been focusing myself 100% on that. I wanted to hold off on blogging till I had that all focused. That way I can successfully incorporate that lifestyle with this blog!

Coaching has been a life changer for me. AND I am not just saying that. I have been reading personal development, meeting new people, creating amazing new friendship and changing lives each and every day!!

Since today is Throw Back Thursday, you better believe it I will be sharing a recipe from my old blog with you!! Since Summer is around the corner, this recipe is fantastic as a side.

Story time; I have an issue with watermelon in any way other than it’s all natural juicy form. Biting into a freshly cut piece right off the rind. YUMMM! I don’t like it pureed, put into smoothies, popsicles, juice, candies, etc and don’t even get me started with any artificial watermelon. Is it just me or does it taste NOTHING like real watermelon other than sweet horribleness that just makes me want to puke. Not many sweet things can do that to me, in fact this may be the only one. I just can’t handle it. Enough story telling, I hope I didn’t ruin your love for watermelon by my silliness! OR discourage you from trying this salad. Because let me tell you…its fab. Yeah, absolutely fabulous. All the ingredients just worked and created this beautiful sweet/salty/light and irresistible combination for a hot summer day salad. Yeah, I just amped that up probably too much. But I am sure you get the idea.

Ingredients: Yields 8 servings
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed in cold water
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped watermelon
  • 1 T agave nectar (could also use honey)
  • 6 mint leaves, chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt & pepper
Directions: In a small bowl, mix together agave nectar, mint & lime. Put aside.  In a large pot, add quinoa to boiling vegetable broth, stir, cover and turn heat down to low and cook for 15min. Remove from heat, leave covered for another 5min or till liquid is absorbed. Let the quinoa cool completely. I place mine in the fridge.
Once cooled. mix in the feta and watermelon. Add dressing and serve!
I think the combination of lime, mint, watermelon and add the saltiness from the goat feta makes it a magical flavourful mouthful! Very enjoyable!
I can't wait to have this at BBQ's this Summer!

One of the great things coaching has brought me, is allowing myself to be spoiled once in awhile. I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. And in the summer we actually have Mosquito Alerts. It's AWFUL! Since we bought this house back in October 2013, I have wanted a gazebo, but life happens, being an ADULT has happened and it just wasn't something I could spend the extra money on. This week, I saw my upcoming paycheque from coaching(we get paid weekly) and I was like, WHY NOT? VERY early Birthday Gift for me :) However, I am recovering from wisdom teeth surgery and have been all loopy......


Thankfully I have amazing friends and they built it for me :)
I can't wait to plant flowers and my garden. This summer is going to KICK ass.

I will be back here at least THREE times a week! I PROMISE <3. I hope everyone is doing well. 

Question: Do you like watermelon? If not why? If yes, how do you like it?