Israeli quinoa saladIf you are on a diet or just want to eat healthy, this dish is the way to go.
Quinoa is a considered the new superfood and pomegranate is extremely rich in antioxidants. Pair the dish with a green salad for a vegan version, or serve with some fish or chicken.
(My husband loved the salad so much that he ate three portions)

INGREDIENTS (4-6 servings):

  • 1 cup of quinoa (red or white as you prefer), cooked
  • ¾ cup of pomegranate seeds (see instructions for seeding a pomegranate here)
  • 1/3 cup of scallions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup of flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • 5 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup of slivered almonds, toasted on a small skillet with a little butter or oil

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cook the quinoa in a small pot with ½ teaspoon salt as directed on package.
  2. In a medium-large bowl, toss together quinoa, pomegranate seeds, scallions, parsley, tomatoes, and slivered almonds.
  3. In another small bowl, mix lemon juice, lemon zest, red wine vinegar and sugar, until the sugar is dissolved. Pour over the quinoa pomegranate salad and mix well.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with toasted almonds.

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Tina Diep

I LOVE FOOD and better yet I LOVE TO COOK.

I can thank my Vietnamese roots. Vietnamese people use a great amount of time cooking and eating, traits which they have learned from their families. Everyone seems to know how to cook, and they are adept at picking fresh and quality foods from the market. Food is a priority in Vietnam – if you eat well, you live well.

I was born in Denmark, and in my mind I am a true Dane. Danish people cook a lot as well, but they prefer to spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table. I consider myself Vietnamese from a culinary standpoint and Danish from a cultural standpoint (and I live in New York, which is a Mecca for foodies).

My mum is a great cook, she taught me how to chop vegetables and how to just randomly throw things together and somehow get an awesome meal. She makes cooking seem like art, and she is my inspiration for DiepLicious cooking.

My husband loves food as well and he has a great appetite. Cooking for him is a real joy. He has a great interest in everything that concerns health, and loves to point out specific foods and why they are good for you to eat. I will share his knowledge with you. He makes my cooking more challenging, but also a lot healthier.

I offer you one Golden Rule: to enjoy food fully, always taste the food even if you don’t like it. For me it takes a couple of tries to get to know the real flavor.

Enjoy!

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