7 quinoa salads + tips for healthy summer barbecues

7 quinoa salads + tips for healthy summer barbecues | Angela Simpson

It’s officially SUMMATIME!!!! Also known as my favourite season of the year. Even though summer solstice was last week, interestingly, it really hasn’t felt super summery here in LA yet! For the past week or so, I’ve walked to the gym in the morning with a misty-like drizzle falling from the sky. It’s definitely not […]

Crunchy Thai Quinoa Salad with Red Curry Chicken

Crunchy Thai Quinoa Salad with Red Curry Chicken | A healthy lunch recipe perfect for big batch meal prep, high in protein and full of bright colourful veggies! | #glutenfree #mealprep #healthy #eatclean | Eat Spin Run Repeat

Mantra for this week: Eat spring-like foods, and spring will come faster. One can dream, right? This past weekend was a gloriously sunny one here in Vancouver, a welcome contrast to a very wet start to the year. I’ve noticed lately how much my body has been craving the outdoors, breathing fresh air and soaking […]

Fall Gratitude Quinoa Salad

Fall Gratitude Quinoa Salad with Maple Seed Clusters || #vegan #antiinflammatory #glutenfree || Eat Spin Run Repeat

Real talk: Last week was a rough one. What specifically was the reason? It was more like a culmination of little things. Working in corporate retail means that we’re currently in the biggest quarter of the year – the one with the largest amount of work, the biggest demands, the highest revenue expectations and the […]

Tuscan Bean and Quinoa Salad

Tuscan Bean and Quinoa Salad || vegan, gluten free, perfect for big-batch healthy meal prep || Eat Spin Run Repeat

Blood, sweat and tears went into my dinner on Monday night. For real. Picture this: It’s the last day of the Thanksgiving long weekend. I get home from a coffee date with a friend, toss my keys on the counter, take of my shoes, change into my PJs (#priorities), and open the fridge to figure […]

Quinoa Trailblazer Salad + 6 hacks for make-ahead salad success

Quinoa Trailblazer Salad with Maple Tamari Roasted Almonds | vegan + gluten-free || Eat Spin Run Repeat

For as long as I can remember, my younger sister and I have always been responsible for making our school lunches. It was something my mum established as a norm for us growing up – a non-negotiable. To this day, I’ve always been more of a lunch packer than someone who eats out. You might […]

Baby Heirloom Tomato, Cucumber and Quinoa Salad

Heirloom Tomato, Cucumber and Quinoa Salad - Eat Spin Run Repeat

Yesterday morning I set out on what should have been a lovely sunrise run along the sea wall. The beach was on my left side, the park was on my right, and a few fellow early morning enthusiasts shared the path with me. About 15 minutes in, I was just getting into my meditative running groove when […]

Summer Bliss Salad

Summer Bliss Salad - Eat Spin Run Repeat

Lately it seems that a large influx of travel-related promo emails have been landing in my inbox. I don’t open many, but skimming the subject lines has been triggering thoughts about epic vacations, exotic beaches and luxurious resorts. Add to this the fact that Wanderlust Whistler happened this weekend, plus the stream of Facebook photos that give me a glimpse into all of the […]

Shrimp and Quinoa Paella

Shrimp and Quinoa Paella - Eat Spin Run Repeat

Ever since I moved out of my university dorm and had a place to call my own, one of my favourite things to do is host friends for dinner. I think the origins of this interest comes from watching one of my aunts, who has been the definition of hostess with the mostest for as long […]

Spring Pea Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Spring Pea Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette - Eat Spin Run Repeat

It’s getting to be that wonderful time of year again. The sun is up longer and the temperatures are rising. Shorts and flip flops are coming out of hibernation, and in my case, so are my shockingly white legs. The prospect of unwinding after work on a patio, lying on the grass in a park, or going […]

Twice-Baked Stuffed Butternut Squash

Twice-Baked Butternut Squash - Eat Spin Run Repeat

This past weekend it rained – like, a lot. I had a bunch of ingredients ready in the fridge for recipe creation, but even with floor-to-ceiling windows in my condo, no amount of white foam board reflectors and Lightroom post-processing was going to create a decent setting for food photography. Luckily, there’s been a really great recipe waiting in […]