RADISH, GINGER AND QUINOA SALAD WITH PINE NUTS AND BALSAMIC VINEGAR

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This heat is making me even lazier than before. I had/have lots of projects this summer, you know those things that you really never get around to do but that really are getting urgent. Clean out the attic of all the accumulated rubbish we have there was one of them, I write was because I could hardly survive up there now, under the roof in this heat (I know, it was a stupid idea from the start, it has to be done during any of the other three seasons), I begin to think that we need to move. That’s the best way to get rid of the rubbish that somehow manage to sneak into all our nooks and corners or maybe I could get back some of the throwing away frenzy I had when I came back after 2 months in Sweden which I (and my brother) spent clearing out my parent’s home. I just couldn’t stand to see any more hoarding that I gave or threw away tons of things that just took up a lot of space. I even laid down new rules, one of them being to throw away things that hasn’t been used for 6 months and that I obviously just keep because I hate throwing away thing, it makes me feel like a consumerist. I learnt a lot that summer, nowadays I can even throw away boxes with things without looking to hard at what’s inside, if I don’t know what’s in it I will hardly miss it will I? I can be pretty sure of that as I am a hoarder, I have real hoarding tendencies and I am working on it. But not right now.

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I really wanted to make this salad with barley but when I looked I realized that I had run out of it but that I had a box of quinoa that I had completely forgotten so I used that instead. It was a good choice even though I will try it with barley anyway. And yes, it’s another of my approximate recipes, if you don’t cook like that now and then you better start, it’s soo liberating!

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RADISH, GINGER AND QUINOA SALAD WITH PINE NUTS AND BALSAMIC VINEGAR

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Fresh ginger
Cooked quinoa
Pine nuts
Balsamic vinegar
A small pinch of chopped parsley
Salt
Olive oil, extra virgin one

– Chop the radishes finely and the fresh ginger even finer and mix the two.
– Add the pine nuts, the pinch of parsley and the quinoa. Add a little salt and mix it again
– Add the olive oil and some balsamic vinegar and it is ready.
– Serve!

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