Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad + Weekly Menu


I live vicariously through many of Kristen’s stories. My best friend leads the happening single life in the hustle and bustle of Chicago. The stories, sometimes, are almost too funny to believe.

Last weekend, she was in Nashville for a bachelorette party for one of her old college roommates. She told lots of stories, one of which involved a rather “tipsy” girl who kept stealing her food. Kristen would ration the food out to her so that she was sure to get her own meal. You’d have to hear Kristen tell the story, but it sounded entertaining.


Last night, Kristen was out on Weed Street in Chicago.

My last night? Walking Lily on the beach, making friends with a furniture sales woman (I plan to visit her boutique!), and her shih tzu named Jack. Then we stopped for soft serve and called it a night. At least it was 72 degrees and absolutely perfect. The sunrise had the potential to be rather romantic, but…Mr. Prevention was not around.

Just me and my bulldog. And my soft serve.


Even with her fast-paced social life, Kristen is a Pinterest fanatic. The girl has gone from 0 to 60 and it’s all about food on her Pinterest page. Reason #12324 I love her so.

If you recall, both the Mustard-Herb Panko Crusted Chicken Breasts and Salt and Vinegar Kale Mashed Potatoes were Kristen’s finds, as well as the Black Bean Salsa with Corn, Red Peppers, and Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette (recently approved by Ma Prevention with 2 huge thumbs up). Kristen loved this Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad, too…and so she passed it along knowing I am married to Frank’s Wing Sauce’s #1 fan.

I’m shocked to say that Mr.Prevention loved this more than I. It was good, but not AMAZING. I guess, however, that also depends on how much buffalo sauce is enough buffalo sauce. This was saucy and spicy!


Weekly Menu: May 5th – May 9th

Planning a productive day of cookbooking, working out, and writing! It has been STUNNING in Michigan! :-D

Be well,



  1. I loves me anything buffalo just like Mr. P., so I am sure that I would give this an A+! Enjoy your day – it’s been so nice cooking with the windows open and a wonderful breeze blowing in and the sounds of lawn mowers.

    Grilling out tonight – 24 hour marinated beef roast with roasted corn and twiced baked potatoes on the grill. Hello summer!

    This is my latest favorite beef marinade – it has used coffee grounds in it and its so good!


  2. Too funny, I was just thinking about how I never use quinoa anymore……this sounds perfect. Nick isn’t a huge fan, but with some chicken and buffalo, I’m SURE he would be!

    And, I’m still laughing at the fact that there is a WEED street.

  3. Soft serve can be the perfect company! It doesn’t complain, it listens really nicely, and it tastes sweet on the lips. Some nights, I might actually prefer sharing the sunset with my dessert instead of my man! (He’s not the most romantic type…) Maybe if you promised Mr. Prevention some soft serve topped with buffalo sauce, he wouldn’t miss the next sunset! ;)

  4. Sound really perfect.

  5. Shelly Felis Leo says:

    This looks really good! Would be easy to adapt for our ‘mixed marriage!’ (Husband is a vegetarian.) Could just add tofu instead and cook my chicken on the side.

    On another note, it’s nice to see a lovely blog by a Registered Dietician who actually uses her education in that blog! I look forward to following you on facebook and to trying some of your recipes!

  6. Made this tonight and it was fantastic!! A great low calorie and super filling meal.

    I forgot to buy blue cheese so used goat cheese and it was yummy. I am watching my calories, so I used a lot less oil in the dressing – just 1/2 Tablespoon, and it was super; can’t imagine it with the full 1/3 cup of oil Then again, maybe anything covered with hot sauce would be fantastic :) My husband said it was the best thing he’s ever eaten. Thanks!

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