Monday, July 23, 2012

Cilantro Lime Quinoa and Chocolate Cravings

Everyone who knows me really well knows that I am obsessed with Chipotle (probably because I have an intense passion for anything with cilantro and lime). Chipotle recently added brown rice to their menu, which made me so happy that I could stick to only complex carbs and still enjoy their cilantro lime rice.

So when I was spending a minute (okay maybe more like an hour) on Pinterest, I saw this recipe for Cilantro Lime Quinoa. Genius! I don't know why I didn't think of it!!

The original recipe can be found here. I only slightly modified it.


1 c. Vegetable Broth
2 c. Water
1 Clove Garlic
2 tbsp. Fresh Lime Juice
1/3 c. Chopped Cilantro
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Bring the water and vegetable broth to a boil, and then add the quinoa. Stir occasionally until all the water is evaporated and the quinoa is the desired softness (took me 18 minutes). Then add the rest of the ingredients and stir!

I served it with organic grilled chicken, topped with homemade guacamole.

On a completely unrelated note:
What do I miss most about New Hampshire? (Besides my cousin Sarah)

THE CHOCOLATE!! Oh man I miss it so much. 

Dark chocolate filled with honey and caramel.

Homemade chocolate ice cream with dark chocolate sauce...

... And of course just eating the plain sauce. :)

Too good!

I ran 7 miles yesterday and it was my first run in a longgggg time. The heat wasn't too bad so I took one of the few opportunities I have during a North Carolina summer to go running outside. I felt good, but I am sore today!

I lifted upper body with my dad this morning:

Pushups 3x15
Lat Pull Down 3x12

Cable Flys 3x10
Reverse Cable Flys 3x12

Chest Press Machine 3x10
Cable Rows 3x12

Tricep Rope Extension 3x10
Dumbbell Bicep Curls 3x10 /arm

Tricep Dips off Bench 1x15
Cable Bicep Burls 1x10 /arm

Crunches on Decline Bench 3x15
Russian Twist on Decline Bench 3x15 /side

And that's all.


  1. Great photos, Lauren! Now you are making me crave Chipotle, though - haha!

  2. Lovely recipe and yummy-looking chocolate! You look so happy, healthy and tanned - hopefully you're having a great weather and you're enjoying the summer :-)

  3. I truly hope you haven't stopped blogging, since your blog is my absolute fave! I wish to hear from you soon :-)