Sunday, November 8, 2009

Pineapple Quinoa with Goji Berries and Arugula



I am delighted to be a guest blogger again for another wonderful blog site Jeroxie (Addictive and Consuming). Penny, originally from Singapore, invited me to contribute a healthy, fast and easy recipe while she’s away for vacation in Bali. I am thrilled because although Penny and I have only known each other through the web, I could say that she also has an appetite for three people. We both have the tendency to eat a bit too much and feel bloated after a meal. So, I shared a dish on her blog that is easy, light, healthy and healing to the digestive system.

Please stop by at Jeroxie (Addictive and Consuming) to check my guest post and recipe. If you have plans to go to Melbourne, Australia, check her site for restaurant reviews around the city. She also has great and wonderful Asian recipes including her Curry Chicken and her battle in cracking coconuts. If that’s not too adventurous for your taste buds, you can also check her bacon jam or her homemade radish cake. But I’m certain that there are many recipes on her site that will tantalize and ignite your senses.

Penny, thank you very much for the invitation. Until next time.

Enjoy.

29 comments:

  1. This looks beautiful!! I wish we could find Goji Berries here! What are they called them there?

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  2. Wooo...another great post for Divina lol! Will drop by her blog later on. The title of the recipe already very tempting. Have a good weekend & cheers.

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  3. I have often cooked goji berries in soups, congee, and sometimes even take them as small eats. The combination with quinoa and pineapple will sure be my next try. This recipe is not only healthy, simple but brilliant.

    Divina, Jeroxie, I am always thrilled to read your posts.

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  4. it looks fantastic!so many healthy ingredients!

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  5. congrats that you have been invited to be a guest blogger by Penny. I'm very happy for you. Well done, Divina for such a lovely healthy recipe.

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  6. Thanks Divina. Such a lovely post and I feel very honoured! Till the next time and friendship can flourish I am sure :)

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  7. Again another really beautiful and healthy dish! Thanks for sharing and hope all went well with your brother's wedding!

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  8. I bet there ain't many things better and healthier than it! Excellent pictures!

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  9. this rice dish might interest my girl who likes pineapples :) would you also happen to have brown rice dish?

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  10. This looks so light, healthy and yummy! I could eat a whole plate of it! :D

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  11. This looks like a great recipe, Divina! I'm heading over to Penny's site to check it out.

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  12. Left you a comment on Penny's blog. I'll say it again though - beautiful, healthy and tasty all rolled into one. The perfect package!

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  13. What a perfect salad, Divina!!

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  14. This looks amazing! i love pineapple fried rice, but would have never thought to make quinoa with pineapple! I still have some sitting in the pantry so might just have to give this a try soon!

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  15. This certainly does look healthy, and appetising, too. What a delicious combination of flavours!

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  16. This looks great! Goji berries are so good for you, and it's such a great idea to combine them with quinoa!

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  17. This dish looks yummy. Sure, I'll check your recipe out on Penny's site.

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  18. @ Mare - Hi Mare. We call it wolfberry. They come in different names and here they are: Chinese wolfberry, mede berry, barbary matrimony vine, bocksdorn, Duke of Argyll's tea tree, Murali (in India),red medlar, or matrimony vine.Unrelated to the plant's geographic origin, the names Tibetan goji and Himalayan goji are in common use in the health food market for products from this plant. We usually buy them at the Chinese drug stores which is cheap. :)

    @ My Little Space - thanks Kristy.

    @ TasteHongKong - It's very popular in our culture to add them to soups and congee. I should do that more often.

    @ Alison - thank you.

    @ Mary - thank you. Now, I have to write a blog post for you.

    @ Penny - you're always welcome.

    @ Trissa - thanks so much. The wedding went well.

    @ Angie - thank you.

    @ Mom-Friday - I do have some brown rice recipes. Hope to post them soon.

    @ Sanjana - thank you. Same here. :)

    @ Cookin' Canuck - Thank you Dara.

    @ Tastry Trix - thanks so much Tracy.

    @ Miranda - thanks Miranda

    @ experimentalculinarypursuits - thanks a lot. They do make a great combo.

    @ Julia - thank you very much.

    @Fresh Local and Best - Thanks. I'm using goji berries more often now.

    @ Christine - thank you so much.

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  19. I left a comment on Jeroxie's blog, but I wanted to tell you that this sounds AWESOME! I'm bookmarking it to make soon.

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  20. I'm totally addicted to goji berries recently - this is such a pretty salad! Going over to check out the recipe!

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  21. This looks amazing,
    I bet it's more than delicious!

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  22. Divina, you are so creative! I have always seen quinoa and wanted to make it but had no idea how to really use it, this is such a healthy and refreshing dish. My mother would always put goji berries in her soups but this is something I will definitely try.

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  23. that looks simply amazing. The yellow is striking and really catches your eye...I have never tried the ingredients you use but i can almost tell by looking that its good....I must make it a point to try to work with new ingredients. I mite be pleasantly surprised and then only know what im missing ...beautiful photo! :))

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  24. Divina, this looks really good. Never sure what to do with goji berries. Great salad for this super fruit. Thanks for sharing. I assume the pineapple should be sweet?

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  25. @ tastyeatsathome - Thanks so much Alta.

    @ 5 Star Foodie - Still remember the chocolate covered goji berries you've mentioned before. :)

    @ Momonoke Kitchen - thank you so much.

    @ Joy - thank you Joy. :D Same with my dad, he always add goji berries to soups.

    @ Zurin - thanks a lot Zurin. :)

    @ Micheal - Thank you. You're right, pineapples should be sweet. Good thing the ones I had before were sweet. Sometimes they're sour. You can grill the pineapples if you like. :)

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  26. Am I late? Can't wait to eat this~~Looks yummy :)

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  27. wow - the contrast in colors looks just wonderful! i'm sure it tasted even more so!

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  28. Another Goji fan? Wow, I love putting Goji in my food, from soup to main couese to dessert :)

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  29. Thanks for publishing the benefits of the Goji Berry. I have been sharing this information with people ! Wonderful berry!!!!!!!! Create A Great Day!

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