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Walking on new roads

I close my eyes and spin around a few laps. Deep breaths. I feel the fear pounding in my heart. Trying to swallow it down. It is not working, I’m still afraid. I take another breath and swallow again. Am I ready for this? Are we ready for this? Change. A new direction. Uncertainty and excitement. Let’s start walking.

11 years ago I graduated from a design school in Stockholm. The day after my graduation I started working as a layout assistant for a magazine. After a few years I became an art director. I have worked day-time at different magazines ever since then. I have always loved my work intensely. But now I am letting go.

All our adventures on this blog have finally given me the strength and confidence to start working on my own. Everything that we have done on the blog, so far, is the labour of late nights, weekends and vacations. Who knows what we can achieve on day-time?

I am blessed that Luise is supporting my decision. In fact, she has been encouraging it. We need those weeknights and weekends for our family. I have worked too much. I know that.

My plan is to do some freelance work as a designer, try my luck as a food photographer, keep on developing our apps, perhaps start working on another book and a bunch of other projects that I have sketched up inside my head. And also, write these blog posts before the sun has gone down. Luise will continue studying nutrition and developing recipes. But she is also considering teaching more classes in nutrition and cooking.

I know this is the right decision for us, but I still feel the fear pounding in my chest.

We have to think through our living expenses. Choose more carefully what to buy. We have talked about moving bigger, but now we might have to wait with that for a while. It is fine though. This is what we want. We are standing here with our eyes closed. And yet, they have never been more open. We don’t know where the future will take us. But we hope that we will keep on learning as much as we have so far.

Moving on to today’s recipe. It is only the beginning of the summer and we have already made this dish four times. I suspect that we will make it at least a couple of times more before the summer is over. Grilled asparagus is one of the simplest and tastiest things that we know. Here, we have paired it with a delicious creamy quinoa with large chunks of marinated bell pepper, feta cheese and hints of lemon and cumin. If you can’t find fresh asparagus, you can use carrots, leek or any other grilled vegetable. The quinoa would actually also be good on its own.


Grilled Asparagus & Creamy Lemon Quinoa
Serves 4

You can prepare the quinoa in advance and just grill the asparagus for a little over 5 minutes before serving.

1 cup (190 g) white quinoa
2 bundles (800 g) asparagus
2 tbsp olive oil, for drizzling
1/2 cup (180 g) roasted, marinated red bell peppers, drained and cut into bite-size pieces (you can of course grill them yourself)
1 cup (200 g) feta cheese
1 handful fresh coriander/cilantro or flat-leaf parsley (reserve some leaves for garnishing)

For the dressing
4 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp soy sauce
juice of ½ lemon
1 tsp cumin seeds

Rinse the quinoa, place in a small saucepan and add 2 cups / 475ml water. Bring to the boil, lower the heat and gently simmer for 15 minutes. Drain any excess water. Set aside to cool.

To prepare the dressing, whisk together the olive oil, soy sauce and lemon juice. Gently crush the cumin seeds with a pestle or the back of a knife and add to the dressing.

Prepare a hot fire in a charcoal grill, or heat a griddle pan over high heat. Rinse and pat the asparagus dry and place on a plate. Drizzle olive oil over the asparagus and roll them until well coated. Season with salt. Arrange the asparagus directly over the heat on the grill rack or place in the pan and cook, turning as needed, until nicely marked on all sides without being burned – 6‑8 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the quinoa, dressing, bell peppers, feta and coriander or parsley in a large mixing bowl. Arrange the grilled asparagus on plates, top with the quinoa mixture and a few coriander leaves.



  1. Sarah Brocklehurst
    Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 13:30 | #

    Hi! I came across your blog about a month ago, it’s wonderful, and I’ve made many of the recipes since then (all of which have been delicious). Change is scary but always positive in the end and I’m sure it will be a great journey! Good luck!

  2. Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 13:48 | #

    Your decision requires courage and braveness, and Im sure you both have it. I secretly envy you (not so secret any more!) Life is full of surprises, so why not take a risk?
    Chapeau chapeau! Enhora buena! xx

  3. Inebiene
    Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 14:00 | #

    I made the decision to work as a freelancer 5 years ago. Although it sometimes is a little bid hard I never had any regrets. Sometimes, you have to follow your heart and not your head. I wish you all the best.

  4. Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 14:03 | #

    Exciting times! What wonderful news – good luck on your new adventures – I’m sure you’ll be very successful and I’m looking forward to you sharing the developments here!

    Grilled asparagus is the the most delicious asparagus I think, and I love the idea of serving it with quinoa!

  5. Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 14:15 | #

    Change is increadibly scarry. Especially when one wakes up in the middle of the night and you just ly there wondering… But you need not worry. With your talent, ambition and humble approach you guys are going to do wonderfully!

  6. Elsbeth
    Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 14:16 | #

    The two of you are so very inspired (and inspiring)! With all that hard work and love for what you are doing I believe this change will bring you good things. Go for it! Good luck!

  7. Janelle
    Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 14:29 | #

    Yum!! This looks delicious! I do a similar Quinoa which is stuffed in red and yellow capsicums. It has sundries tomatoes, olives, feta, pine nuts, onion, garlic with olive oil and lemon. The balance of flavours are perfect! Thank you for sharing, I absolutely love your work!!

  8. Hannah
    Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 14:33 | #

    I’m sure you’re making the right decision, although it’s scary! I admire all of your works. Keep it up, you two are awesome! Can’t wait for a new book! :) Best wishes from Germany

  9. Jane
    Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 14:49 | #

    Good luck, sure it will be a great success and importantly you will all be happier. Love your book and the blog. best wishes

  10. Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 15:22 | #

    I’m actually surprised it took you so long to take this leap, given how successful you already are with your extracurricular activities! Also, another stunning dish as usual.

  11. Edward
    Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 15:34 | #

    You can do it. I just got this post too just before yours in my email. http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2013/06/fearlessness-is-not-the-same-as-the-absence-of-fear.html The worst kind of regret in life is from not trying to achieve what we truly want to do or be. I love this blog. Good Luck. :)

  12. Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 15:36 | #

    The best of luck! It’s inspiring to hear you are taking the leap and as a family. I always recommend your website to anyone that will listen and am finally getting around to buying your book. I’ll defo buy the next book also so get going!

  13. Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 15:44 | #

    I have been reading this wonderful blog for a while now and I love the recipes but above all that I love to read about your family life. I think it is wonderful that you are all taking a step into the unknown and I am sure that it will bring much joy. Spending time with family is so important. I look forward to reading more about your new endeavours!

  14. Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 16:03 | #

    Hi David, I am bookmarking this recipe. Looks wonderful! I admire your honesty and yes you are totally right! I myself having worked at corporate and left it to pursue my passion. Though I am in the initial stages only, but I totally understand sometimes how it feels! But change is always good so BEST OF LUCK!!

  15. Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 16:46 | #

    Quinoa is so versatile and goes with almost anything, great pairing with grilled asparagus, I love superfoods :-)
    And about your decision to work on your own: do what you love // love what you do, this is my mantra and is on my tablet screensaver, life is too short to stop trying and be happier. Been loving your site since day one, just let you know.:-)

  16. Nicole
    Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 17:01 | #

    I was introduced to your blog by a graphic designer friend from Amsterdam a year ago, and have since craved every new posting. Love the recipes, the writing, the photos – the entire package!
    Very excited to hear of your brave decision to branch out on your own! It’s a huge leap but destined for good results!
    Looking forward to detecting the brightness of posts during daytime!
    Best of luck,

  17. Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 17:04 | #

    This looks lovely! I really like the addition of the roasted peppers.

  18. Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 17:06 | #

    nobody knows what will happen tomorrow, in an hour, in a minute. its an adventure with an extra portion adrenaline. in this situations i feel vivid. and the only mistake you can make, is to be undecided and unhappy. now you made your decision, good good luck!

  19. Olga
    Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 17:41 | #

    I believe you’ll make it even though I understand how big this decision is. Money is good to have living in the city like Stockholm… I can wih you good luck and strength!

  20. charlottepb
    Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 17:47 | #

    Good luck to you and your family!
    My copy of your book came through in the post this weekend and it’s brilliant, really inspiring.

  21. Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 18:39 | #

    Best of luck in your new direction! While making such a huge change can be scary, it’s so exciting and WELL DESERVED! Your blog is so wonderful, and I can tell how much work goes into it…it should be your full time job. Keep up and congratulations on the new adventure!

  22. Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 19:10 | #

    Congratulations! I look forward to seeing all the inspiring things you are sure to come up with!

  23. Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 19:22 | #

    I just stumbled upon your site and I read this post with a full heart of happiness for you. Although you fear, you shouldn’t. You got this because you are already doing it! So excited to begin following you. Definitely making this recipe tonight! Best of luck on this new road of yours.

  24. Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 19:32 | #

    Best of luck with the changes in your life. It’s often the things that scare us most that we need to do in order to be at our happiest. Trust your instincts and you’ll be fine. I speak from experience :)

    I have never liked asparagus but this recipe might just sway me… I’ll have to give it a go.

  25. Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 19:37 | #

    I know so well the feeling of fear you are talking about. I did the same thing not very long ago and had to swallow (gulp down) my own fears. But going freelance opened up new doors I never thought possible and freed-up oodles of trapped creative energy. My blog and creative projects are flourishing as a result. And the fear dissolved very quickly. Go for it!! Your blog is amazing, one of my favourites. I look forward to more…

  26. Josie
    Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 19:37 | #

    Incredible! What courage and how inspirational! I can’t wait to see where you go!

  27. Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 20:20 | #

    I have been following your blog for a while and like it a lot. I really hope that you can realize your plans and everything will work out. I believe it’s scary but who says you can’t go back, if it doesn’t work? There’s always a way but I’m actually sure you can do it!

  28. Jaime
    Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 20:26 | #

    Good luck! Your blog is wonderful, so I’m sure you’ll be a success!

  29. Sarah
    Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 21:04 | #

    I have followed you guys from the beginning and I love how you have evolved. Change is scary but it’s good to feel fear, there’s no frill if it’s easy. You guys are an inspiration and motivate me more than you’ll ever know! Keep up the good work, all your hard work is paying off. Much love from California :)

  30. Caroline
    Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 21:11 | #

    Congratulations on that decision!! GKS is my favourite blog and recommend it to everyone that speaks decent English! I work as a freelancer as well and I can tell you! It has been more than a year and at first it was super scary, no money coming in but rent needs to be paid and you have a family too! The good thing: you are soooo amazing! And you have this super big community as proof. So just keep on doing your thing and you will be amazed, how easy it’s going to be! Promise! I’m so happy, that I have all this time now to pursue all the things I really want to do! I wish you all the luck in the world, not that you need it..

  31. Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 21:13 | #

    Oh David, I totally understand what you are going through right now. It is scary to let go of the well-known and security of a corporate job, however trust me you are making the right decision because you are already GOOD doing it in your spare time, squeezing everything in right now, that you will be AMAZING having the extra hours to do what your love. Remember what they say, follow your heart and dreams always and you will be shower with endless possibilities awaiting!!! I am very happy for you, Luise and Elsa; the quality of your family life will change tremendously! Good luck to you and enjoy the new exciting adventure ahead!

    PS: I left the corporate world 11 years ago and I have never looked back since. Doing what I love now while enjoying precious time with my family.

  32. Vicky
    Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 21:21 | #

    Best of luck!! Can’t wait to follow you on your next adventures! :)

  33. Emily
    Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 21:41 | #

    I’m a new reader and very excited at having found this blog (hoping to get the book soon). Thank you for writing this post – I am also about to take a leap into insecurity – all stories of the same are welcome!

  34. Johanna Mitchell
    Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 22:04 | #

    All blessings on your journey. May you find joy and fulfillment and come to realize how this scary decision became the next “right” step on your journey.
    Thank you for all your inspiration
    Eugene, Oregon

  35. Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 22:27 | #

    I wish you lots of luck in this great adventure. And thank’s for the recipe, asparagus season is on since a few weeks back here where I am, and it’s one of my favorite vegetables.

  36. Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 22:33 | #

    best of luck!! (and asparagus might be one of the best things with summer)

  37. Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 23:07 | #

    Good luck with the freelancing! I’m sure that Luise and your daughter will love the flexibility of having you home during the days, that is worth a lot. You’ve worked hard to get to the point to make this possible. I hope all the evenings and weekends that it took to get here was the hardest part and now it will be easier. On the recipe: we love grilled asparagus and have it often at this season, it’s nice to have a twist on it!

  38. Anna
    Posted 23 Jun ’13 at 23:35 | #

    I wish you the best of luck! You will end up exactly where you will need to be, don’t worry.

  39. Posted 24 Jun ’13 at 00:12 | #

    dont`t swallow the fear…surf on the waves of your fear instead…
    good luck to all of you…love your blog so much…you are all in our daily live…brightening up our work…our thoughts…our kitchen…

    thank you for doing things the way you do…

    with lots of love from mallorca to sweden…

  40. leonie kenny
    Posted 24 Jun ’13 at 00:50 | #

    There is only one mistake to fear… really wanting to do something wonderful and then never doing it.! And it has been my experience that the greater the leap the richer the rewards :o) THANK YOU for inspiring my kitchen, guiding me creatively through my new vegetarian diet, supporting my health and pumping up my zest for life. YOU GUYS ROCK!!

  41. Posted 24 Jun ’13 at 01:41 | #

    Congratulations on taking such a brave step. I have absolutely no doubt you will succeed given what you’ve been able to achieve so far. I love your book (have even bought copies for friends and family) and your apps too. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for the future.

    As for todays dish, this looks fantastic. I absolutely adore asparagus. I can’t wait for the warmer weather here in Australia to enjoy it.

  42. Posted 24 Jun ’13 at 02:15 | #

    I’m sure you’ve heard it a million times but many people find that as soon as they dedicate themselves to the blog/book/website/whatever (rather than splitting time between work and blog) it just takes off. And yours has already had immense success so I’m sure you will do nothing but expand on that. Wishing you good fortune with your endeavours!! Cheers, Zoe.

  43. Posted 24 Jun ’13 at 03:08 | #

    Congrats on the new endeavors. It’s scary but it’ll also give you more confidence in pursuing your passion on a full-time basis :)

    I need this salad in my lunches and dinners. Love grilled asparagus :)

  44. Posted 24 Jun ’13 at 05:01 | #

    Oh wow! I am so excited for you all …a leap into the ‘unknown’ ….good onya ! (as we say here in OZ) I am one of your passionate but quiet readers…have loved following you in your adventures &, of course, your yummy recipes journey! Have faith, follow your passion & my very best wishes to you from this granny in Perth :)

  45. Didi
    Posted 24 Jun ’13 at 07:34 | #

    You’re so brave! Go for it! We’ll support you by buying the books ;-)

    • Didi
      Posted 24 Jun ’13 at 07:37 | #

      By the way, I got your book as a present for the seccond time now :p I guess ranting on facebook about your recipes made quite the impression on my friends!

  46. carly
    Posted 24 Jun ’13 at 07:44 | #

    love it – don’t forget to open your closed eyes and experience all the beauty along your new path! xxx thanks for sharing your yummy food, family and photos xxx

  47. Judith
    Posted 24 Jun ’13 at 09:33 | #

    It’s kinda funny, but my partner and me are in kind of the same situation at the moment. I just recently resigned from his well-paid great job in order to go to a biodynamic agriculture school from september on. We share exactly the same feelings with you guys. we are really excited about this new chapter in our lives but of course also a bit worried about how we’ll be able to make ends meet, but we feel like we are getting closer to what we’ve always dreamt of: being biodynamic farmers in the future.
    Anyway, I wish you guys all the best and no worries, if you’ll keep on inspiring me like you did the last three years, I’ll definetly buy all your books and apps ;-)

  48. Posted 24 Jun ’13 at 10:41 | #

    Congratulations on this exciting new phase of your careers. I can’t wait to see what it brings for you here.

  49. Posted 24 Jun ’13 at 11:37 | #

    Congratulations on this very very brave decision. I cannot believe that all of this, the blog, the app, your book, are the results of late nights, weekends and vacations, seriously impressive (and makes me excited for what you have in store when you can dedicate more time to this pursuit!).

    The important thing in my eyes is that you have strong foundations – both your success with this blog and your book which should put you in a good position to work from freelance and also your established career you were balancing on the sides – knowing that should hopefully calm down that pounding heart of yours a little bit!

  50. Posted 24 Jun ’13 at 12:09 | #

    May I ask where/what school Luise is studying nutrition ?

    Wish you all the best with the changes for your family.

  51. Sini
    Posted 24 Jun ’13 at 14:03 | #

    Congrats on your decision. Big decisions often feel a bit scary but are most of the times worth it. Just go with your gut feeling :)

    Grilled green asparagus is one of my most favorite dishes! Can’t wait to make this variation of yours. It looks promising – a perfect summer cottage lunch.

  52. Posted 24 Jun ’13 at 14:24 | #

    I find your blog a few days ago and I really love it, unfortunately I did not have any time to cook any of your recopies but I’m really locking forward to it they look really testy.
    This is really funny also because me and my boyfriend are facing the same questions. We make handmade bags and recently its going pretty god and next to having a day job is hard to keep up with our orders.
    This is never an easy choice , but if you do the thing you love and have get only support from your loved ones why not take the risk. Your work and blog speaks for itself and in worst case scenario in a few months you can find an another job. I wish you good luck and success and I really hope that it will turn out to the best for all of us whom have the same decision ahead of them.

  53. Anna
    Posted 24 Jun ’13 at 16:04 | #

    Wow congratulations! i wish you all the best. time, love, laughter and inspiration! Your ideas, blog, you + your family will shine :)

  54. Posted 25 Jun ’13 at 00:16 | #

    Wow, congratulations! Good luck. Anyway, this looks amazing!

  55. Posted 25 Jun ’13 at 00:52 | #

    I have always loved what you guys have shared here. It clearly says how creative, talented, passionate and hardworking you guys are! Looking forward to more of your amazing recipes and photography :) You will do GREAT!

  56. heather
    Posted 25 Jun ’13 at 03:48 | #

    Good luck! A favorite new quote of mine reads something like: “When nothing is sure, everything is possible.” Cheers to all the possibilities ahead.

  57. Posted 25 Jun ’13 at 04:35 | #

    Congratulations to you!! What an exciting endeavor, that you could not be more ready for.. All the best to your new life chapter.. I look forward to seeing all that this will mean for the blog/apps and books!

  58. Posted 25 Jun ’13 at 06:22 | #

    so huge! and a great and deserved step. Best of luck to you both. It is totally scary, I get that, your risk will reap reward I am certain of it.

  59. Helefran
    Posted 26 Jun ’13 at 03:57 | #

    Wonderful blog. Thanks for sharing so much. Wishing you well with the next step….good luck!!

  60. Posted 26 Jun ’13 at 11:10 | #

    Wow, good luck with this. Looking forward to the next recipes too :)

  61. Posted 26 Jun ’13 at 16:30 | #

    Congratulations on your courageous decision to follow your heart. I am in a similarly pivotal position in my life, and I understand the anxiety. Congrats also on your Saveur award. I picked up your The First Meal post on my blog. Hope you’ll check it out. Let’s live our courage!

  62. Sophie Overshiner
    Posted 26 Jun ’13 at 17:08 | #

    You’ve reached so many people – spread your wings! I just wanted to share with you guys: my brother in law and his wife are throwing a wedding celebration in a few weeks on their farm. I’m making your beet-chocolate cake for the reception dessert, using eggs, honey, and beets from their land, and a friend is making goat cheese ice cream to go with it. The joy of food and togetherness you’ve inspired is amazing!! And my three-year old son Colt is smitten with the lovely pictures of Elsa in your cookbook ;) I told him if he plays it right he’ll have a pen pal. Best of luck in your new adventures!!!

  63. Posted 26 Jun ’13 at 20:33 | #

    Amazing! I love that you have decided to forge your own path, something I am in the process of doing :) Following your heart always brings success and your blog is a testament to that!

    Beautiful pics as usual, looks super yummy!


  64. Posted 27 Jun ’13 at 00:00 | #

    You’ll do great running this blog full time! I wish you best of luck and thank you for sharing such wonderful recipes on such a beautiful blog.

  65. Kasseopeia
    Posted 27 Jun ’13 at 07:42 | #

    Change is always a scary thing.

    However, let me share my favorite quote. This has helped me in over 11 years of working professionally.

    “Life does not begin at 30, 40, or 50. It begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

    Congratulations and good luck on your next big adventure. ;-)

  66. wee
    Posted 27 Jun ’13 at 14:15 | #

    I just saw your book in the bookstore. It is stunning. I could feel butterflies in my stomach as I flipped through the pages. Love it. You definitely made the right decision: )

  67. Sophie
    Posted 27 Jun ’13 at 18:35 | #

    I’m going to make this for dinner on Saturday. Only I can’t find jars of organic marinated roasted red bell peppers(I presume these are what you mean) but hey ho, I’ll prepare them myself instead. What do you suggest to marinate them in and how long should they be roasted for(I have an AGA and so don’t have a grill)? Thank you, health and happiness, Sophie;)

  68. leni
    Posted 28 Jun ’13 at 20:47 | #

    your decisions are very brave, wish you much luck and hope everything will become how you want it.
    i love your blog so much, it gave me an absolute new feeling for food and i feel so much better now.
    your first book was in my postpox yesterday and i’m already lovin it. & i’m really looking forward for the next ones and i’m really sure about buying your other book.

    well done! good luck and just carry on!

  69. Posted 29 Jun ’13 at 20:28 | #

    Mmm I love asparagus, thanks for sharing this great recipe! And good luck to you on your new adventure.

  70. Simone
    Posted 1 Jul ’13 at 14:03 | #

    I wasn’t really a fan of blogs before i discoverd your green kitchen stories. And i’m not the kind of person who post comments (and it’s very difficult for me to write in english, because i’m not be in practice; i hope it’s understandable). What will is say … I’m a freelancer too, and meanwhile after a couple of years i know: freelancer means also free thinker. And this is bringing peace in my mind. Keep it up and bon voyage!

  71. Posted 1 Jul ’13 at 22:41 | #

    I love asparagus in the summer! This looks like a good twist on it, will have to try it soon. Thanks for sharing

  72. Posted 2 Jul ’13 at 00:37 | #

    congrats David, this is a great decision. I too struggle with long days at the office and nights for blogging, and it is inspiring to see you taking the leap. I look forward to seeing all these projects come to fruition! aloha from oahu, Andrea

  73. Solenne
    Posted 4 Jul ’13 at 22:48 | #

    You ve made the right decision, i Will support you from my place, promoting your Green kitchen to my family and friends. Solenne from Clermont ferrand ( France )

  74. Mara
    Posted 12 Jul ’13 at 18:44 | #

    Sounds delicious… I live in New York city, where it has been VERY hot — need to master some cold soups soon!

  75. Posted 15 Jul ’13 at 11:36 | #

    Very healthy and tasty sounding recipe. May have to try this for myself. Thanks

  76. Posted 15 Jul ’13 at 11:41 | #

    I love the site and also wanted to say I have loved your book since day 1.

  77. Posted 20 Jul ’13 at 10:04 | #

    I just wanted to get in touch to say that I gave this recipe a go and it really is yummy and one I will definitely make again. I also wanted to say on going freelance, you will not regret it. When you work for yourself and have more control over your life you are able to discover who you really are and the self-development that you go through is amazing. I used to work for a big company and gave it up in 2008, I cannot say it has all been easy but well worth it as I have an amazing quality of life now and would not swap it for anything.

  78. Lynette
    Posted 28 Jul ’13 at 16:51 | #

    I’m really happy and excited for you on your courageous new chapter!! GO GO GO, Follow your heart. You’ve done an AMAZING job on this Blog. I love it. When you do things from a place of love, they turn out wonderful! Thanks for this delicious recipe.

  79. Posted 28 Jul ’13 at 19:33 | #

    I write this as I just returned yesterday from Sweden…I immediately thought of you and your family and though I missed out on Stockholm, I know I will go next year. I realize in life that all changes and growth come when they’re meant to ;). Sounds like you’re both ready to grow and share your light (even more!). I immediately had to come to your site today as I’m missing the fresh ingredients from Sweden….quinoa sounds perfect for the day. Thank You! Warmth and Light!

  80. Paul Mc Cormack
    Posted 29 Jul ’13 at 18:52 | #

    I came across your site about 4 weeks ago and I find not only your blog but also your outlook on life inspiring. I have no doubt that as you venture out to work on your own that you will be successful. As an avid photographer I find your food photography just excellent – I have tried on a few occasions to replicate the soft textured feel of your work, but to little avail!! All the very best and if you ever find yourself in Canada in the Niagara Falls area please let us know – we would love to share our cottage kitchen with you… Paul

  81. Posted 5 Sep ’13 at 18:04 | #

    I hope things are going well with all of your new endeavors. I am trying to build up the courage to make a similar leap so I can spend more time with my son.

  82. Posted 8 Sep ’13 at 08:45 | #

    I’m excited for you guys! I have been through that nerve wrecking decision earlier this year and i’m so proud of it. Though when people ask what I do and however I try to answer it – they think I’m jobless! Not that it matters – when you do what you love – you get crazy confident. Best of luck.

  83. Sally
    Posted 8 Sep ’13 at 11:21 | #

    You guys are so great! So inspiring.. my sister and I are both huge fans and are constantly sharing your recipe between the two of us. I actually gave her a copy of your book for her birthday back in May and she screamed when she unwrapped the gift (good scream of course). haha! So excited you are going to be doing this full time! Look forward to reading some of the new recipes you come up with. All the best :)

  84. Amanda
    Posted 13 Nov ’13 at 09:43 | #

    I just made this for my family for dinner, and they all loved it! I was so thrilled to see my younger brother was the first to finish it and there was nothing left to spare! Thank you.

  85. Caoimhe
    Posted 4 May ’14 at 22:35 | #

    I just discovered your blog and am so excited to try out all these delicious veggie dishes! I just made this one for dinner and it was delicious! I love the mix of flavours and how the asparagus balances out the feta. I also made your brocolli pesto for lunch which was amazing! So intense yet light. Delicious! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

  86. Madison
    Posted 12 Dec ’14 at 02:39 | #

    Just discovered this blog a couple days ago and I’ve already used two of the recipes! This one was the first and it was AMAZING! I’ve never had quinoa but the pictures and easy recipe made it look so appealing that I went ahead and made it!
    The dressing gives the perfect amount of flavor! Love this! Will be making more and more from this blog for sure.

  87. Demi
    Posted 12 Apr ’15 at 00:51 | #

    I would just like to say I made this twice already in the past two weeks and LOVE it. Also whenever I have left overs I throw it back in the pan for breakfast on high heat and stir fry it with a couple eggs, a tiny bit of ketchup, and Siracha! It is SO good! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  88. helen portas
    Posted 13 May ’15 at 09:40 | #

    With a glut of wonderful English asparagus to play with, this looks just perfect. I am just about to resign from a well paid, pensioned but in many ways unsatisfying job to chase my dream of teaching yoga.I may never be rich but, I don’t want to look back and wish I’d tried but never did as my fear held me back. Fingers crossed for us both!

  89. Jimena
    Posted 20 Apr ’16 at 19:32 | #

    I actually came upon this recipe at a time in my life when I’m also facing changes. Quitting my job and deciding to work on my own. Cooked it yesterday for a group of friends… it was perfect! Thank you. By the way, I changed the pepper for pomegranate seeds. It was fantastic!

  90. Posted 9 Dec ’16 at 08:47 | #

    Thank you ! While in Stockholm i got to visit a few of your recommendations and all of them were great !

  91. Suzanne
    Posted 28 Feb ’18 at 16:49 | #

    I made it but without the bell pepper and it was absolutely delicious. Definitely making this again!

  92. Julija
    Posted 2 Mar ’18 at 21:40 | #

    I was looking at this recipe for some time, being somewhat put off by a simplicity of it. Tried it tonight, and what a delicious dish it is! Completely amazing! Thank you for the wonderful work you are doing, guys!

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