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Mediterranean Lentil Quinoa Rice Salad with Village Harvest Protein Blend in a tasty combination of vegetables and aromatic flavors, to take you on your next journey in your own kitchen!
Lately I have been navigating the ocean of dreams and possibilities, like a fearless mermaid trying to get to the bottom of what seem like a thousand miles deep into the why’s and how’s of our brain.
Friends, when summer invites you on a journey of self-discovery, promising to take you places you never dreamed of before, you say YES!
You say yes because it’s exciting, right? But actually you do it because of our human need of –Growth. The minute you stop growing, you start dying! So life send you on an little adventure, to the place where SOMETHING BETTER STARTS.
Translating to beans…
Have you noticed how many new items are showing up on the shelves each and every day? From a consumer stand point, it can be stressful keeping up with the latest trend while what we deeply crave is fulfillment.
So I dive into the wisdom, knowledge and simplicity of ancient rice and grains to rediscover a would of possibilities that supports my spirit of adventure, nourishment and fulfillment, which is far beyond the search for the next meal.
What if we could bring the wisdom, knowledge and simplicity from the past to our trendy modern world?
What would our plates look like?
Village Harvest Rice and Grains is about regaining power, discovering new possibilities right at home, in the kitchen and turning into an easy, tasty summertime meal. When you embark on a journey with Village Harvest Organic Benefit Blend varieties, you are taken on a journey that starts in your kitchen, to thousand of miles away in the fields.
When we pay attention to what we deeply crave, we are left with the understanding that we seek deeper meanings and connections in all we do. And since we are truly all connected in spirit, it’s a sparkle in the heart to know that Village Harvest not only care for the planet, but also for the workers that make it all happen. Their pledge of 1% profits to run programs that give back to the farmers and local communities from which they source their products as well as their pledge to donate 1% of their employees’ time to charitable causes and sustainability efforts, is truly a definition of social sustainability.
Something Better Starts Here…
You might have heard me mention before about a certain Mr. Protein that lives in my house. I love him dearly, but his constant search for protein packed meals sometimes has me going bananas 🙂 Choosing Village Harvest Protein Blend variety seemed liked a great place to start, although I love all three varieties (Organic Antioxidant Blend, Organic Ancient Grain Blend and Organic Protein Blend) , so I encourage you to find the variety that awakens your inner creativity and nourishes your body, or try all of them!
This Mediterranean lentil quinoa rice salad made with Village Harvest Protein Blend is a tasty combination of nourishing grains, fresh vegetables and aromatic flavors to take you on your next journey, right in your kitchen!
- 1 cup Village Harvest Organic Protein Blend (Brown Rice, Lentils, Red Quinoa)
- ½ cup feta cheese
- ¾ cup green olives, sliced
- ½ cup pine nuts
- 1 cup cucumber, cubed
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, chopped
- handful fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 large lemon, juiced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Cook lentil, quinoa and rice blend according to package instructions. Allow it to cool off for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, chop up the tomatoes, cucumber, olives and parsley. Set aside.
- In a small glass container add in oil, juice from one lemon and season with salt and pepper. Whisk to combine.
- When lentil, quinoa and rice blend is cooled off, fluff with fork and transfer to a medium glass bowl.
- Add in the remaining ingredients and fold to combine.
- Pour dressing over rice salad and serve cold
Note: If Village Harvest Organic Blends have not made the shelves of your local store, be sure to fill out a request form here !
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.