Vita Brillanti

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Quinoa = Yum

I recently developed a love for quinoa. I had never really tried it until I started my pre – wedding diet where I ended up eating it a few times a week. The great thing about quinoa is that it literally takes on whatever flavor you pair it with, which makes it easy for me to eat. I started out using it as an accomaniment to my stir fry (since I love Soy Sauce), and then I found that adding lemon juice to it makes the quinoa taste insanely fresh! Pictured here is my favorite way to eat quinoa. This reciepe is super quick and only takes me about 20 minutes to make – which is great for any busy schedule!

– 1 Cup Quinoa ( rinsed well ) 
– 2 Cups of water  boiled with the Quinoa until it’s tender – similar to making rice
– 1/2 Medium Red Onion
– 1/4 Large Cucumber (I use seedless)
– 1/2 Cup Feta Cheese
– 1/2 Lemon (squeezed)

Once the Quinoa is tender, let it cool for a few minutes in the fridge and then add in the ingredients above! Voila!



It wasn’t until a couple years ago that I really started to appreciate the look of lipstick, and understand that the right lip color can help transform any outfit. When I feel a little blah, or only feel like wearing a T-Shirt and jeans, I find that throwing on a fun lip color makes me feel less frumpy and more glam.-ed up! I have a few faves  here from MAC that I feel are versitle enough that I can wear them year long (with the exception of Media during the Spring and Summer months). A great thing about buying lipstick from MAC is that once you empty a lipstick, you can bring the empty in for a free new lipstick! I haven’t taken advantage of this perk yet, but I know my time is coming since I am almost through the majority of my lipsticks!

Flat Out Fabulous / Relentlessly Red / Media / M.A.C Red