Quinoa & Cones

As previously mentioned, I have a little thing for food blogs.  You should see my inbox.  It’s basically all blog subscriptions all the time.  I love it.

I may not be in the kitchen much these days but reading about all those amazing recipes makes me feel like I could be making them one day.

One of my usuals is Two Peas and Their Pod, written by Maria and Josh, a cute couple out of Salt Lake City.  I love that their recipes aren’t scary.  You know the type… 24 ingredients and 35 steps that takes 10 hours from start to finish.  This isn’t that type of blog at all.  Their recipes are user-friendly and the ingredients are typically pantry staples.

A perfect example is the Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime (and mint) Dressing.

I made it yesterday to take to a girl’s night with the college friends and it’s so light and refreshing; the perfect Summer dish which I will definitely be making again!

In other news, Koko went to our favorite Vet today.  We noticed on Wednesday that she kept licking at the top of her front, left paw and other than typical dog grooming she really doesn’t do that.  The licking wasn’t constant and she seemed fine otherwise, wasn’t babying the foot at all, so we took the wait-and-see approach.  Eventually we noticed what looked like a lump/sore/protrusion of some sort at the base of her nail so I called and got an appointment.

Thankfully it doesn’t seem to be anything serious.  Vet thinks she may have had a thorn or somehow got a cut and with all her licking it has swollen and can’t heal.  He gave us some powder to put on it twice a day to numb the area a bit and give her some relief but she has to wear the cone!

The only other experience we had with the cone was shortly after we got her and she broke some toes on her back, right paw.  Mr. Won’t Run couldn’t take it and he took the cone off her a few minutes after we were home.  That cone was a stiffer plastic and it extended farther so I think she’s having an easier time adjusting to this one.

Except when she runs into something, then she freezes in place and I laugh at her.

She let the PetSmart gal put it on her and only pawed at it a few times.  We even went for a walk and she seems to be accepting it, hopefully Mr. Won’t Run will too!

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