Pasta {Quinoa} Picnic, Round II

Yesterday afternoon I cooked up another picnic pasta mixture (Round 1 was here) with some leftovers and random throw-ins. Sometimes the result of these kitchen actions leaves me a little skeptical for our dining experience.

As it turned out, we created a ~3 mile hike up the Flatirons that created a hunger anything would have satisfied.

At one point it seemed like our legs were lunging upward for an entire mile. Not stepping, lunging. This is just as taxing on the way down; luckily all three of us (camera included) made it out alive, with pictures to prove it:

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Down…..and Up:

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Always worth the view from the top…

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…that distracts me while I climb around.

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Whew, deep breath…let’s head down to that food!


Pasta Quinoa Picnic Salad (twoservings)

1 cup Whole wheat penne, cooked
1 cup Quinoa, cooked
1/2 Zucchini, sliced
1 cup baby spinach leaves, raw
1 cup grapes, halved
Pepper, Rosemary

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Mix together! Enjoy the eats & the scenery.

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How was your weekend?



Filed under Exploring Colorado, food, recipes, weekends

16 responses to “Pasta {Quinoa} Picnic, Round II

  1. What a beautiful weekend and salad! 🙂

  2. i love hiking the flatirons! the best is first flatiron with the great view off the back side. so fun!

  3. Both the hike and pasta salad look delicious!!

  4. You didn’t tell me you modeled for a fitness clothing mag? I am pretty sure we could submit that pic:)

  5. Elizabeth

    I love that the camera is a part of the family now. Does s/he have a name yet?

    Also, love the pic of you two. Very cute. 🙂

  6. so you kinda look like a fitness model in the pic on the rocks…. so if the whole RD thing doesn’t work out, you totally have a back up plan. 😉

  7. Love the pictures and the picnic idea. That pic of you is a keeper!

  8. so jealous of where you live!

  9. Love the pasta and quinoa together! And your pics are gorgeous!

  10. Lordy! Those looks like some serious steps. I can only imagine how tired those legs would be post hike and 12 mile run!

  11. Love these pics! Especially the one of you and D. I’ve missed reading all my blogs while I’ve been traveling so just wanted to stop by and say hello! 🙂

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