Monday, June 25, 2012

Quinoa Salad with Avocado and a Relay for Life update!!

Life's a Beach raised $3,470!!! Friday night at the Relay for Life to Benefit the American Cancer Society. the most ever. I am so proud of my team, who worked so hard.  In the picture above there are team members, neighbors, family members, and grandchildren.  This was great support group, and so much fun.

Some of the crowd during  the opening ceremony.

Luminaria bag in Memory of my Mom

Grandpa Tom and Emma's First Relay!!!

Now, on to the Quinoa Salad with Avocado, which was my lunch, one day last week. There are so many  colorful veggies,  red and orange bell peppers, cucumber, and tomatoes  plus the avocado, cilantro and  quinoa. I love all of the bright colors in the dish. For the dressing I just mixed the juice of one lime with a spalsh of olive oil.  There no recipe as such, just add your davorite veggies.  I'm not a fan of beans, but my hubby would add black beans. The sky's the limit!  Enjoy!


  1. That is just awesome that your team raised so much money. I love the luminary bags, beautiful way to remember. I'm sure you are passed out cold on the couch recovering. Take it easy for a few days, you deserve it.
    Beautiful, healthy salad too!

    1. Gina,
      I could hardly move on Saturday, but it was all worth it. The Relay is such a moving experience, anyway, and there is so much going on. They put the luminary bags all around the track, and at dusk they light them. They also spell out Hope in the Bleachers. I didn't get any pics of the bags that were lighted, but hope there will be some.

      You should try the salad!

  2. Congratulations Becky!! You are truly amazing! What a wonderful thing you have done.
    And you know that salad is right up my alley too.

    1. Kim,
      Thank you! You just need the passion to do something, when so many pwople around you are diagnosed with cancer. I thought of you, when I made this salad. I know how much you love quinoa.

  3. Congrats my friend, this is absolutely 100% fabulous of you :D
    And this gorgeous dish looks lovely of course!


    1. Uru,
      This salad is so good with all of the veggies, and the avocado.

  4. Congratulations on your fundraising success! I love anything with avocado - yum!

    1. Jessica,
      You would love this salad, if you love avocado, plus all of the crunchy veggies.


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