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Manigeek + salad = No. But this one, yes! And did ya catch the no-recipe part?
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Manigeek's no-recipe Quinoa Salad

It’s a salad. Everybody knows I’m not a fan of salad, right? But that’s really just the lettuce kinds. I like salads that don’t have lettuce. You know, like potato salad, pasta salad, and fruit salad! Yeah – those salads make me happy!

Manigeek Quinoa Salad

Manigeek's Quinoa Salad

This quinoa salad makes me happy. Still, sister says in order to share things with you here they have to somehow be tied to beauty because “Beautygeeks.” This particular salad is beautiful for your guts. It really is. It’s “gluten-free, high in protein, and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids” says See? Beauty.

I make this a lot, and every single time it’s just a little different. This time, because I’d just returned from the market, it has radishes and red onion in it. Usually, it doesn’t, but those things smacked me in the eye at the market so that’s what got thrown in. #eatlocal

President's Choice Chopped Kale

President's Choice Chopped Kale

You need a recipe? I don’t have one. I like to wing it. I open the fridge (cucumber), I open the freezer (frozen chopped kale), I open the pantry (found some chick peas) and stuff I think goes together (dried cranberries) gets chucked in there and then I make a dressing and voila! Salad!

NaturSource Salad Topper Lite

NaturSource Salad Topper

It’s all loosely based on a recipe from a Costco mag.

Walnut Chicken Cherry Quinoa Salad Costco Mag

Walnut, Chicken and Cherry Quinoa Salad

Here, have a handy actual-recipe link.

So, what’s for dinner, huh? Me? I’m having potato chips because I finished this salad yesterday.

Hey, you wanna see more stuffs like this – like this summer-perfect watermelon + ricotta salad recipe – on Beautygeeks or what?

Photos by office-less Karen (she's at a standstill in her construction zone so she's cooking things)