Breakfast/ Salads

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

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
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

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.


  • 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


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

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  • Reply
    Eric Pepple
    May 23, 2013 at 5:06 pm

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

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  • Reply
    Rosa's Yummy Yums
    May 23, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    What great food! That salad looks and sounds scrumptious.



  • Reply
    May 23, 2013 at 5:15 pm

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

  • Reply
    May 23, 2013 at 7:27 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. 🙂

  • Reply
    May 23, 2013 at 7:38 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-))

  • Reply
    Nami | Just One Cookbook
    May 31, 2013 at 4:36 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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