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an unheard of thing - i cooked something, sort of

By 4/10/2013

brian meares and i went to the mountains this weekend with a bunch of our friends.  we rented an amazing house in blowing rock, and had a (much needed) fabulous time. 
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one of the best things about our big group of friends is that there are so many great cooks in the bunch.  and we're remarkably good at coordinating over-the-top fancy meals that feed everyone on a dime.  brian meares and i were in charge of sunday night - we had a tough act to follow from saturday: an authentic taco bar with seasoned strip steak and cilantro shrimp. 
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brian cooked a pork shoulder all day, and then pulled it into bbq - his standard - and i was left with the side dishes.  i tried a new pinterest recipe that i just have to share with yal; i've already had the leftovers for dinner last night, and lunch today.  my pinterest recipe board is a work in progress, but there are some delicious bits i can't wait to try.

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it's a super easy quinoa salad with artichokes, asparagus, kale and walnuts.  find the recipe here.   such a tasty way to get some major healthy foods in a delicious dish.


12 comments

  1. Looks delicious. And healthy too!
    Alright Mrs. Meares, first you post about turks & caicos, then big sur and now this? We go the same random places. Got married in big sur and used to spend summers at grandfather mountain. Now I'm in an office building in NY and would really like to sneak away and feed some crawfish in a NC creek.

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  2. Looks delicious and now I want this for dinner:)

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  3. looks heavenly! I can't cook, either. this definitely counts. x

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  4. this looks amazing! will have to try out this recipe!

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  5. What a minute...you said Blowing Rock...I was there as a child...do you know of a place called TWEETSIE RAILROAD??? Talk about flashback!
    Looks like great fun! And now I'm hungry.

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  6. Yum, this looks awesome.

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  7. It looks great and like a lot of fun! I love to cook, not so great at it but it is so enjoyable especially when you're expecting people.

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  8. Oh, all of those ingredients sound amazing!

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  10. Thanks so much for linking to my recipe and so glad you enjoyed it! I've been traveling through Asia for the last 7 months and have not been able to find quinoa anywhere! Miss it so much! Wish I could have this dish right now!

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