Black Quinoa Salad with Roasted Chard


There’s something about melancholy and dreary rainy days – they go together perfectly.
I’ve been staying up way past my bedtime, and it’s tiring.
Yesterday, I walked home under the menacing dark clouds thinking about sleep.
I ate in bed; the tv softly in the background, and the sounds of the new Amadou & Mariam permeates the room.
Outside, I heard the rain thrashing the trees and windows, occasionally a car would go by, and I’d think… in a few moments I’ll be asleep.

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Dinner was black quinoa with roasted chard, it’s as hearty as it is simple.
The textures are wonderful, such a great combination – I love the crunch, it’s savoury and has a balance of sweet and tartness from the dried cherries and vinaigrette. And the roasted chard, it’s oh so yummy.
It’s filling but not too heavy, healthy and delicious… I feel like I’ve been good.
Now all I need is a good long sleep … to feel like myself again, rested.
I feel the dark clouds lifting, it’s going to be a sunny day tomorrow and I bet I’ll have the disposition to match.



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  • coconutandberries

    Roasted Chard?! Intriguing, can’t wait to make this this summer when we will no doubt have an abundance in the garden. The quinoa salad looks lovely too, I love nuts and dried fruit with grains. 

    • I know, you wouldn’t necessarily think to roast chard, but it’s amazing! You’ll love it! 🙂

  • lysa jordan

    What a great idea. this looks delicious. 

    • Cheers Lysa 🙂