Mexican Quinoa Salad + Sushi at Grandma’s!

Hey guys!

I have a seriously awesome non-recipe recipe to show you today, but first, let’s see what we had at Grandma’s house!  Like last time, we had sushi. 🙂 Usually, if we aren’t have what we call a lunch party, we order sushi takeout. This time, we ordered from California Sushi, a nice place in Coquitlam!

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From the shrimp tempura Dynamite roll and the savoury Chicken Teriyaki roll to the creamy (and huge!) California rolls and House Green salad,


and the delicious and colourful Caterpillar, Dragon and Rainbow rolls… I loved every one. So did Mom and Seline!


We also had the Alaska roll, which never disappoints – and a crispy Yam Tempura roll.


They were all great! My favourites were the Caterpillar roll, topped with thin slices of avocado, and the Alaska roll (filled with avocado and topped with a garlicky, gingery, miso-y house dressing). But I tried one two three of each, and they were all awesome. 🙂


Then, we went on a little walk…

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to Crystal Mall!

Crystal is a big Asian supermarket in Burnaby, BC, where you can find anything from passionfruit to Hong Kong-style bubble waffles (have you ever had those?), char siu duck to coconut-filled buns. Those are my favourite!

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There are also lots of non-food stores – usually they sell home appliances and cookware. Pretty awesome!


We bought some Asian veggies and a mango slushie for Seline. 🙂

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After some essay-writing for me, we had dinner – Taco Day! I really think my family needs to make this an official day. We all loved this dinner!


Here were the toppings we prepared…

  • Seasoned ground beef: we used Simply Organic brand taco seasoning
  • Cubed avocado
  • Sauteed corn with scallions
  • Salsa: we used Kirkland Organic salsa from Costco
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Black beans, rinsed and drained
  • Grated sharp white cheddar
  • A couple drops of taco sauce on the ground beef

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Dad and Seline had hard-shell tacos and tortilla wraps as the vehicle for all of these delicious toppings, but Mom and I piled ’em up on a bowl of quinoa.


And check this out! I really want to try serving it like that one day. 😛 Colourful food = yummy/healthy, in my opinion!


I guess that’s it for today. 🙂 I can’t wait to replicate this again next week for school lunches. The black beans, cheese, corn, and avocado are my favourite parts. Oh, and the salsa. And the quinoa of course. Oh – and the beef. So, basically I like everything. This Mexican quinoa bowl was deeeee-licious – have I said that enough times?

Bye for now!

8 thoughts on “Mexican Quinoa Salad + Sushi at Grandma’s!

  1. […] Then, everyone had some douhua, which is tofu pudding in ice. It’s made of silky smooth soft tofu and served on shaved ice with brown sugar, condensed milk, sometimes fruit and grass jelly or pearls. It’s a classic Taiwanese dessert favourite and we get ours from Crystal Mall. […]


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