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Pink Quinoa Salad with tarator

I am tying to cut on sweets, you know with constantly creating & making desserts, I am also eating them! And it is true, they are all made with natural sweeteners, natural fruits etc. but still, it is all sugar!

Another thing is that, during winter cold times, I am naturally drawn to less fruits, less cold beverages, less expanding foods because they make me feel cold and high which is not exactly how I want to feel when I am, like nature, already freezing!

Cooked food is mostly what I eat during this cold season, now don't get me wrong, I still enjoy a banana or some berries on my waffles, and off course a little treat here and there but I cannot eat cold, refreshing smoothies every morning anymore, or devour a whole juicy watermelon! And it is not not because I shouldn't but because intuitively my body doesn't crave this type of food at this time of the year!

And I choose to listen to my body and stay aligned with nature and my surroundings! Maybe one day I will live in some tropical place where I could eat pretty exotic and colorful fruits and veggies all year round, all day! I actually have a dream to have my own restaurant one day in Hawaii on the beach! Visions, visions!

Now take a look at what I had today for breakfast, because yes you can have savory for breakfast and this doesn't have to be eggs & bacon!


1 cup of cooked quinoa

2 to 3 tbsp. of beet cooking water

1 tsp liquid aminos

1/2 avocado, diced

1/4 cups of lupini beans (that are already soaked, salted and ready to eat), you can use any other type of beans you like

Handful of Sunflower sprouts

1/4 cup of Shredded Cabbage, massaged with a pinch of salt and 2 tbsp. of lemon juice & 1 tsp of avocado oil

watermelon radish slices

1 tbsp. pitted olives

1 tbsp. pickled ginger (optional)


1 tbsp. tahini paste

3 tbsp. lemon juice

2 tbsp. of water

pinch of celtic sea salt


Mix the beet cooking water with the quinoa and liquid aminos and add to a bowl with the rest of the ingredients.

Prepare the dressing by mixing tahini, lemon juice, water and salt until smooth. Add a little more water to adjust consistency.

Add some dressing to your salad and mix.



If you ever try this recipe, how cool would it be to take a picture and tag me @nathaliesader , it would put a smile on my face and I will surely regram my favorites!



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