Food Blogger Brunch at Whole Foods, Orlando (FL) & Quinoa Breakfast Salad Recipe

group shot fbf orlando 2013-1 Brunch 4

I would like to specially thank Whole Foods of Orlando (FL) for organizing an awesome brunch for Food Forum conference participants. It was a great chance to meet families of all bloggers and get to know each other better. The food was amazing - healthy and at the same time sophisticated.
Thank you again!

Brunch 5 Lamp Menu Brunch 1
Smoked Trout Mousse with Caviar

Brunch 10 Brunch 2
Key Lime Shrimp


Quinoa Breakfast Salad

Brunch 7
Provencal Salad - Beyond Meat

Brunch 9
Mason Jar Parfaits, Dairy or Non Dairy


On the left Lindsay Landis, author of "Breakfast for Dinner" cookbook

Gulia Daniel Brunch 8

Quinoa Breakfast Salad Recipe - I think the original recipe did not have cilantro and mint, but I like herbs in my salad, they make my breakfast more tasty and refreshing.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup regular quinoa or red quinoa
  • 2 cups water for cooking quinoa 
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 medium papaya, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1/3 small bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 small bunch mint, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. honey, real maple syrup, agave nectar - optional sweeteners 
  • macro greens for serving

Directions:

Rinse quinoa very well, drain and transfer to a medium pot. Add 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium low and simmer, about 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside. Transfer to a bowl, fluff with a fork and let it cool.

Mix quinoa with fruits, herbs, honey, pinch of salt and lemon juice. Top with macro greens and serve immediately.


Inspired by Whole Foods Recipe

6 comments:

Eric Pepple said...
May 23, 2013 at 1:06 PM  

Ugghhh I am sooo jealous! Looks like you had an absolute blast :)

Happy Blogging!
Happy Valley Chow

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...
May 23, 2013 at 1:08 PM  

What great food! That salad looks and sounds scrumptious.

Cheers,

Rosa

Yelena Strokin said...
May 23, 2013 at 1:15 PM  

Thank you guys, I wish you were there with me!

Marina said...
May 23, 2013 at 3:27 PM  

Wow, I just commented on a post and got yet a new notification of another post! Great job reporting us from the Food Festival. I love WF, and can't wait to live in the area with a store nearby. :)

Yelena Strokin said...
May 23, 2013 at 3:38 PM  

Thank you Marinochka! Whole Foods is a very good store, we have one like 20 min from our house. They did amazing job, preparing that brunch for us. Plus many gifts-))

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...
May 31, 2013 at 12:36 AM  

Yelena, I wish I was there! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. Your family seemed like they had a great time too! :)

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