Wintery food sometimes feels a little heavy to me, especially when my go-to meals are spaghetti and chili! In light of that, I decided to try this quinoa salad recipe and mix things up a bit. Warning - it makes a ton so if I do it again, I'll probably cut the recipe in half. It's also pretty bland so I added Colin Cowie's vinaigrette (recipe below) to give the salad a little more flavor. My mom made this dressing a lot while I was growing up and now it's a staple in our home too. We use it as a marinade for chicken, to sauté spinach, on salads, and to add a little life to anything bland. Let me know if you try this recipe and what you think of it!