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  1. Margaret
    August 2, 2010

    A tattoo. Interesting.

    We had a dream of a boat. And finally got one. Love sailing. Lucky to be able to do it with your whole family.
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    • Elizabeth
      August 2, 2010

      The dream lives…

      I used to sail with my grandfather as a child and I miss that feeling of being on the open ocean, wind in your hair. I want that…

  2. Michelle
    August 2, 2010

    I’m too big of a wimp for a tattoo. Ouch!
    I love the salad though, but I cannot find quinoa anywhere around here. Is there anything I could use instead?
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  3. Janis
    August 3, 2010

    Yum! I love quinoa.

    Tattoo…hmmm. What about a picture of a stick of butter or duck legs. That would be inspiring :–)
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    • Elizabeth
      August 3, 2010

      Well I do love my butter, so I am going to add that to the idea list!

  4. Emily @Cleanliness
    August 3, 2010

    What a refreshing dish. Love love love!

  5. norma
    August 3, 2010

    Great salad…think twice, no three times before you get a tattoo….: }
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    • Elizabeth
      August 3, 2010

      I already have one…:) Two would be nothing!

  6. Hannah
    August 3, 2010

    lovely salad.

    and…homeschooling: yes, yes. In the hands of a loving, intelligent, responsible parent (or two), it’s awesome. I can’t imagine school any other way. I’m in graduate school now, and it still surprises professors when they realize I started my education at home.

    ah, tatoos! I think about them often. They’re, most often, beautiful. I wish I knew I could keep my mind made up, though. That’s another thing…homeschooling is great for kids with ADD enthusiasms, like me. :)

    just a great post!
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  7. LyB
    August 4, 2010

    I really like quinoa and limes and avocado too. ;) This looks like a great summery salad, can’t wait to try it!
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  8. Stephanie
    August 4, 2010

    Gorgeous pictures! And what a lovely salad.
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  9. Anna Johnston
    August 4, 2010

    Nice one! Enjoyed your meandering thought provoking blog and great reminder of setting ones goals, I was a homeschooled kid many moons ago and have fabulous memories of that times (the things we saw and did) – I really believe having a ‘schooling’ like mine sets you up to believe anything is possible – all you have to do is name it. Cheers Anna

  10. Steph@PlainChicken
    August 4, 2010

    I’ve had Quinoa in a soup (sausage quinoa soup) but I’ve never cooked with it. Your recipe looks great!
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  11. Mr. Guilty
    August 5, 2010

    Great post Mrs. Guilty. Goals are so important that while at a conference a couple of weeks ago I got fired up about our life and came home with this crazy idea for Mrs. Guilty to specifically target our goals both together and separately. I am so glad to have them down on paper now and checking on them every day. We will sail/pilot that boat through the Panama Canal.. and the 12′ aluminium boat we have now just wont do.

  12. Colleen
    August 5, 2010

    What a beautiful dream to have. Keep reaching for it and make it a reality. I love quinoa and this is just how I like to eat it. Fabulous recipe. xx
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  13. sippitysup
    August 5, 2010

    Not only am I hopelessly un-trendy in the tattoo department (don’t have one, don’t want one, and can’t understand the allure…), but even more embarrassing is the fact that I have never eaten quinoa. Probably because I don’t know how to pronounce it. Is there any hope for me?? GREG

    • Elizabeth
      August 5, 2010

      Keen-wah. Not so hard once you know how to say it greg! And don’t worry, my husband feels the same way about tattoos…;)

  14. Sharmila
    August 6, 2010

    My dream involves all the friends I’ve made in my life, all in one place at the same time for a large party involving food I cooked, dancing and a beach. With them spread out all over the world, this is a near impossible dream, but still I hope. Here I sit, raising my glass of breakfast OJ to your dream and mine and wishing hard that they come true.

    • Elizabeth
      August 6, 2010

      Cheers to that Sharmila!

  15. redmenace
    August 6, 2010

    Buy that boat. What a fabulous dream! I love it. Love the blog too. Great name! Great recipe. I love quinoa. Lots of protein!

  16. Helene
    August 6, 2010

    Looks like such a good salad. I have to tell you that I miss Vancouver Island a lot. We live in Ottawa now. Hope to go back some day.
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  17. Melody Wey
    August 6, 2010

    Great collection of quinoa recipes, thanks! I’ve been making lots of salads with the grain lately too… my favorite right now isn’t a salad at all but breakfast quinoa with blueberries.

    A perfect way to start the day: http://ow.ly/2mhm5

  18. Foodlvr
    August 7, 2010

    This looks really good. I love quinoa. I just bought a box of red quinoa at Trader Joe’s and I think I will make this with it. Mmmm…

  19. Veggie Belly
    August 10, 2010

    I love that you added avocado to this, just delicious!

  20. ButterYum
    August 14, 2010

    I’m head over heals in love with Quinoa. Thanks for posting such a lovely recipe.

    :)
    ButterYum
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  21. Tracy Risinger
    March 25, 2011

    I am trying this recipe tonight…. seriously, my mouth is watering just looking at your photo and reading the ingredients!!! Thank you for sharing :)

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