Crunchy Quinoa Bowl for Cool Kids Make this in 20 minutes for a refreshing summer meal. It takes just 5 minutes if you already have quinoa on hand. Let’s get crunching! 
Ingredients:1 Cup quinoa1.5 Cups waterGreen onion, choppedRed onion, dicedCucumber, dicedSalt, pepper, olive oil, oreganoServe with: Spinach, hummus, carrots (preferably purple because they look cool) 
How To: Add quinoa to water and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes. When all the water is absorbed, fluff the quinoa with a fork and add the oregano, green onion, red onion, and cucumber. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot or chilled on a bed of greens with hummus and carrots on the side. Bonus points: dice up the carrots and add them to the quinoa for extra crunch. Kick back and enjoy! 
  • Camera: Nikon COOLPIX S3100
  • Aperture: f/3.4
  • Exposure: 1/50th
  • Focal Length: 5mm

Crunchy Quinoa Bowl for Cool Kids 

Make this in 20 minutes for a refreshing summer meal. It takes just 5 minutes if you already have quinoa on hand. Let’s get crunching! 

Ingredients:
1 Cup quinoa
1.5 Cups water
Green onion, chopped
Red onion, diced
Cucumber, diced
Salt, pepper, olive oil, oregano
Serve with: Spinach, hummus, carrots (preferably purple because they look cool) 

How To: 
Add quinoa to water and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes. When all the water is absorbed, fluff the quinoa with a fork and add the oregano, green onion, red onion, and cucumber. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot or chilled on a bed of greens with hummus and carrots on the side. Bonus points: dice up the carrots and add them to the quinoa for extra crunch. Kick back and enjoy! 

Basic But Classy Green Smoothie I recommend drinking green smoothies for breakfast. When you get hungry later, it’ll be an epic kind of hungry, the kind of hungry that you’ll want to satisfy with a giant salad or a bowl of of steamed broccoli. The kind of hungry that still allows you to run around energetically. I can’t explain it. It’s awesome.  
Ingredients
1 cup milk of choice1 banana (frozen bananas make smoothies thicker and creamier)2 handfuls of spinach or other greens Optional: cinnamon, ginger 
Instructions
1. Blend everything. I find that smoothies blend better when you put the greens in first and press them against the blades. 2. Drink3. Rejoice
  • Camera: Nikon COOLPIX S3100
  • Aperture: f/3.4
  • Exposure: 1/50th
  • Focal Length: 5mm

Basic But Classy Green Smoothie 

I recommend drinking green smoothies for breakfast. When you get hungry later, it’ll be an epic kind of hungry, the kind of hungry that you’ll want to satisfy with a giant salad or a bowl of of steamed broccoli. The kind of hungry that still allows you to run around energetically. I can’t explain it. It’s awesome.
  

Ingredients

1 cup milk of choice
1 banana (frozen bananas make smoothies thicker and creamier)
2 handfuls of spinach or other greens 
Optional: cinnamon, ginger 

Instructions

1. Blend everything. I find that smoothies blend better when you put the greens in first and press them against the blades. 
2. Drink
3. Rejoice

Not much to report except that I had this bomb sandwich the other day. Sometimes people think that veggie sandwiches = lettuce, tomatoes, and mayo, but this cafe knew what was UP. 
w/ avocado, tomato, roasted peppers, roasted eggplant, lettuce, red onion, cheese on toasted whole wheat bread + bean salad
Eating out pt. 1  
  • Camera: iPhone 5s
  • Aperture: f/2.2
  • Exposure: 1/60th
  • Focal Length: 4mm

Not much to report except that I had this bomb sandwich the other day. Sometimes people think that veggie sandwiches = lettuce, tomatoes, and mayo, but this cafe knew what was UP. 

w/ avocado, tomato, roasted peppers, roasted eggplant, lettuce, red onion, cheese on toasted whole wheat bread + bean salad

Eating out pt. 1  

I-RISH I had some soda bread! 
This Irish Soda Bread recipe is no joke. If you want to sink your teeth into some thick, warm, homemade bread without waiting for a sad lump of dough to rise, make this bread right now. Bring it to a summer picnic and everyone will think you are filled with mad skills.P.S: I always leave out the caraway seeds (because who has time for that?) but my Irish friend tells me that they are a traditional ingredient. 
  • Camera: Nikon COOLPIX S3100
  • Aperture: f/3.2
  • Exposure: 1/125th
  • Focal Length: 4mm


I-RISH I had some soda bread! 

This Irish Soda Bread recipe is no joke. If you want to sink your teeth into some thick, warm, homemade bread without waiting for a sad lump of dough to rise, make this bread right now. Bring it to a summer picnic and everyone will think you are filled with mad skills.

P.S: I always leave out the caraway seeds (because who has time for that?) but my Irish friend tells me that they are a traditional ingredient. 

shanoodlesblog: You have such tasty and colorful and bright food pictures and you should never stop posting as long as you are alive! That is all. :)

Your blogspot is beautiful! 8O 
It looks like a professional website. 

Elaborate Bowl of Oatmeal, Part 2Oatmeal w/ strawberries and chocolate. I’m pretty sure even picky eaters would devour this. (Small children or big babies)
NEWS: I made an Instagram account for Paninitime! Follow me here. 
  • Camera: Nikon COOLPIX S3100
  • Aperture: f/3.4
  • Exposure: 1/40th
  • Focal Length: 5mm

Elaborate Bowl of Oatmeal, Part 2

Oatmeal w/ strawberries and chocolate. I’m pretty sure even picky eaters would devour this. (Small children or big babies)

NEWS: I made an Instagram account for Paninitime! Follow me here. 

Yam + Yamming I just found out that a famous basketball player named Metta World Peace will be coaching my friend’s high school basketball team. “Metta” is a Buddhist word that means “loving kindness and friendliness towards all.” I find it fascinating when people change their names. It’s such a commitment! I can’t even commit to calling sweet potatoes “sweet potatoes” or “yams.” See?Salad w/ tomatoes and roasted sweet potato. Click link above for pro roasting instructions. 
  • Camera: Nikon COOLPIX S3100
  • Aperture: f/3.2
  • Exposure: 1/250th
  • Focal Length: 4mm

Yam + Yamming 

I just found out that a famous basketball player named Metta World Peace will be coaching my friend’s high school basketball team. “Metta” is a Buddhist word that means “loving kindness and friendliness towards all.” I find it fascinating when people change their names. It’s such a commitment! I can’t even commit to calling sweet potatoes “sweet potatoes” or “yams.” See?

Salad w/ tomatoes and roasted sweet potato. Click link above for pro roasting instructions. 

Anonymous: Hey, just wanted to second the anon asking for cooking tips/recipes/whatever and also say your blog is gorgeous! Great job!

Thank you!!! This made my morning.

In return, I will share with you this incredibly adorable and relevant link that I just found. May it serve you well.

Elaborate Bowl of Oatmeal, Part 1 
Oatmeal w/ apricots, cinnamon, chocolate 
  • Camera: Nikon COOLPIX S3100
  • Aperture: f/3.2
  • Exposure: 1/1000th
  • Focal Length: 4mm

Elaborate Bowl of Oatmeal, Part 1 

Oatmeal w/ apricots, cinnamon, chocolate 

Healthy Spiced Hot ChocolateSweetened naturally. Like a baus. 
Ingredients:1 cup milk of choice1 banana (you won’t be able to taste it) 2 tbsp cocoa powder 1 tsp each of cinnamon & nutmeg1 tiny pinch of salt & cayenne powderoptional: other sweeteners to taste
Steps: 1. Blend! 2. Microwave for 2 minutes and then blend again. Or heat it on the stovetop while stirring vigorously.Optional step: Burn your tongue while trying to drink this and watch TV at the same time. 
  • Camera: Nikon COOLPIX S3100
  • Aperture: f/3.2
  • Exposure: 1/500th
  • Focal Length: 4mm

Healthy Spiced Hot Chocolate

Sweetened naturally. Like a baus. 

Ingredients:
1 cup milk of choice
1 banana (you won’t be able to taste it) 
2 tbsp cocoa powder 
1 tsp each of cinnamon & nutmeg
1 tiny pinch of salt & cayenne powder
optional: other sweeteners to taste

Steps: 
1. Blend! 
2. Microwave for 2 minutes and then blend again. Or heat it on the stovetop while stirring vigorously.
Optional step: Burn your tongue while trying to drink this and watch TV at the same time. 

I got a summer salad w/ red quinoa, squash, sweet peas, green peas, and corn. 
  • Camera: Nikon D3000
  • Aperture: f/6.3
  • Exposure: 1/60th
  • Focal Length: 50mm

I got a summer salad w/ red quinoa, squash, sweet peas, green peas, and corn. 

Went into the city for lunch and my boyfriend got this pulled pork burger with the most flawless fries that have ever been fried. You can tell that we used his camera. 
  • Camera: Nikon D3000
  • Aperture: f/7.1
  • Exposure: 1/60th
  • Focal Length: 50mm

Went into the city for lunch and my boyfriend got this pulled pork burger with the most flawless fries that have ever been fried. 

You can tell that we used his camera.