#17: Lunch with Social Eating Power House, Lidia Forlivesi

by Tamu McPherson
Hey There Pretty Birds,
We’re back with our latest episode of Tamu’s Cafe. In this episode I sit down with Lidia Forlivesi, founder of the successful blog Non Solo Food. I like to call Lidia a food multi-tasker because of the many hats that she wears on and off-line. I discovered Lidia and her work through some mutual friends who always spoke enthusiastically about her social eating projects. She’s someone that I’ve admired from a far for a long time, and I’m so happy to have gotten the opportunity to sit down with her for lunch here on Tamu’s Cafe. So, grab a cup or glass of your favorite beverage and please enjoy getting to know her.
In this episode we prepared a Blueberry Quinoa Power Salad with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette.
For the salad:
7 – 8 cups arugula
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup cooked quinoa (any variety)
½ cup pecan halves
1 avocado
Microgreens (optional)For the dressing:
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 small garlic clove
½ teaspoon dijon mustard
½ teaspoon maple syrup
pinch of sea salt
1 cup fresh basil
Water if neededInstructions:
Separate all the salad ingredients evenly between four bowls.
Blend the dressing ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy. Add a dash of water if needed to thin it out.
Pour dressing over salads and enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Simply Quinoa.
P.S. Please forgive me for not getting this new episode sooner. I’m working on the timing of our videos and crossing my everything that we will be able to bring you consistent, timely content real soon. Please be patient and always check in to see what we’re up to. Also, please leave us a comment below on how we can improve the All the Pretty Birds experience for you. All positive criticism is welcome.

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