Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Yummy, yummy, yummy. I've got love in my tummy.

As some of you might have guessed already I am an avid watcher of YouTube. I will fill my time watching all sorts of different videos that are on there and one of my very favourites are a gorgeous and wonderful family who put up daily vlogs and they go by the name of Shaytards. Some of you will be familiar with them already, but for those of you that aren't check them out!! They are very different from the vintage inspired goddesses that I normally watch however I have been following their story for the beat part of 3 years.

Colette Butler has always looked fit and slim on the flip side her lovely husband Shay Butler was a hunk of a man. Although he had a big heart he has a big belly to match until he made the decision to make healthier choices in his life and started eating better and exercising ( a little like someone I know huh hmm. Me haha)

Before he weighed 250 pounds which is nearly 18 stone in the UK. Now he is fit, buff and has a few marathons under his belt.


With that kind of inspiration how could you not want to shed that little extra you've been carrying around.

A while ago they put up a recipe for a healthy quinoa salad that I was just desperate to try and today I did so I thought I would share it with you guys.

So here's what your going to need:

  • Quinoa (available from all major supermarkets, i got it from Asda in the lentils and pulses section)
  • Tomato's
  • Garlic aprox 4 cloves or to your taste
  • large onion
  • Coriander
  • Tin of sweetcorn
  • Tin of black beans
  • Jalapenos to your taste
  • Lime
  • Ground cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • Olive oil
And something to eat it with, i chose some chapatis and tortilla chips.

First add around 2 cups on quinoa to a sieve and rinse under a cold tap.
Place in a pan with 3 cups of water, bring to the boil and simmer until all water has evaporated.


Whilst the quinoa is cooking, finely chop onion, tomato's and garlic. Take the seeds out of the jalapeno and finely chop that too. Place all chopped ingredients in a large bowl.

Take the leaves off the coriander, chop them roughly and add the this to the bowl.

Strain and rinse the sweetcorn and black beans until water runs clear. Then add them to the bowl.

Once all the water has simmered out of the quinoa. Allow to cool a little and then mix in with the other ingredients.

In a separate bowl, squeeze the juice of the lime, add a slug of olive oil, a tea spoon of cumin and slat to taste. Mix it making sure there's no lumps of cumin and then add to the rest of the ingredients and mix. Dish it out and enjoy!!

Hopefully you should have something that looks as sexy as this.


Trust me when i say that this is one of the tastiest and healthiest dishes i have made and it is DELICIOUS!!!!

I really hope you guys have a chance to make this at home and add your variations to it. I did roast a cheeky chicken leg for my other half as he is a carnivore through and through and it complimented it beautifully.

Let me know if you make this, I would love to hear what you think of it and the variations you added.

Hugs and Kisses

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