Beetroot Quinoa Citrus Salad with chopped Chicken


It’s been 2 weeks already. How do you like the new site?

It’s really just a labour of love going through different formats and figuring what should go where, what works and what doesn’t.

It’s all a little like cooking.

This new site has actually been eating up so much of my time that i haven’t been able to make an actual POV cooking video in over 2 weeks. So i decided to give you a recipe that speaks miles about the chaos of life. Being thrown multiple elements at once, digesting them and trying to come up with something always delicious.

This salad is all about revelry and chaos. As simple as a canvass loaded with different coloured paint.

We simply cook a beet in boiling water until tender, peel it in cold water and cube it up. Mix the cubed beetroot with the same amount of cooked fluffy quinoa. We take the juice of half an orange, a tsp of sherry vinegar, a tbsp or two of evoo, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, to taste, a few torn basil leaves, a handful of shaved carrots, half a shaved white onion, 4 shaved beetroots, and some crumbled goat cheese.

For a lean protein kick, we take a whole chicken breast, marinate it in chopped ginger, pepper, salt, juice of 4 asian limes, some crushed garlic, we leave the flavours mix togehter for an hour, to be cooked in a closed lid pot to juicy perfection (about 5-10 mins each side depending on thickness). We chop it up and place it on top of the salad.

Now, how easy does this all sound?

Give it a try and let me know how you like it.



    1. Ailyn G May 21, 2013 at 10:15 am

      I like your site the way it was i mean before it was so simple yet active. :) I’m not saying I don’t like this new site it just that its kind of like boring to me, no offense .. But yah I’m still looking forward to seeing more vid of you cooking :)

    1. ghee May 21, 2013 at 10:29 am

      hi, loving your new site..can’t keep myself from visiting it every now and then to check on ur new posts / recipes..actually i have encouraged my bff to read ur blogs since she really is very determined to lose weight..we’ve tried ur Panna Cotta yesterday and, well, uhm, maybe, it’s just close to perfection..anyways, more power, more food, and more blessings..:)

    1. Vanni Soriano May 21, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      Loving every bit of the brilll website!!! Way to go!!!!! Anyway I printed the grocery list and went to Rustans right after. Their marketing strategy’s working just by having you advertise =)

    1. Alek May 23, 2013 at 7:51 am

      could you make a couscous recipeeeeeeee. running out of ideas

    1. PIA May 24, 2013 at 4:28 pm

      Where can I buy the quinoa? :) Thank you! :)

    1. Peter Ramirez May 28, 2013 at 11:30 am

      ito pala ang kinakain ng mga silahis!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Christina June 8, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      I am in love with quinoa and all the health benefits it provides the body, so whenever I see a new recipe to try…my heart flutters a little :). Thanks for this, will try it out as soon as I get back from my 40 mi bike later.

      ‘preciate it!




I gained weight because of a sedentary lifestyle and overly indulging in foods I knew were bad for me, eating out too often, taking the easy route (microwavable dishes) and not caring what went in my body, before I knew it reached 240 lbs. I lost weight through pure dedication, tireless hours of hard work and yes, food. I cooked my way to fitness, making sure to only feed myself tasty well prepared dishes with all the right stuff, the perfect fuel, taking me down to 150lbs. Of course I indulge from time to time, as the fat kid still lurks inside of me; here you will find a little bit of everything for the sole purpose of sharing my passion for food and life.





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