BEATING THE MONDAY BLUES

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I'm having a great start to the week with this supersized bowl of goodness. This was inspired by one of my favourite restaurants which serve really good rice/quinoa bowls (Kilo @ Pact) but the fact that I am 1) lazy to travel all the way out to have it 2) sometimes it's never enough 3) it's not cheap…. I decided to do it my way. 

I'm not sharing a recipe but basically how can make it your own. The one at Kilo offers it in shrimp tempura, seared salmon, pork belly and beef short ribs… all delicious. So really, a bowl like that is entirely up to you how you want make it, I love that it's a mini buffet spread in there. I wanted something a little different from regular quinoa so right after I cooked it in chicken stock, I tossed it in some pesto for an extra punch. You can use ready to eat pesto from the supermarket or homemade pesto. In my bowl, there is a pesto quinoa, grilled chicken breast, avocado, spinach, radish, feta, roasted pumpkin, mushrooms and a runny hard boiled egg. So start your day right with this delicious dish! So easy to make and so rewarding.