Thursday, January 7, 2010

Quinoa is my new favorite.

Absolutely simple and adaptable veggies and quinoa

1 onion, chopped
olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 t. coriander
1 t. tumeric
2 t. cumin
1 med. sweet potato, peeled and chopped into roughly 1" pieces
half a head of cauliflower, chopped
juice of one lemon

1 c. quinoa
2 c. water

Brown the onion in olive oil, then add garlic and spices and stir for 30 seconds or so, until fragrant. Add the sweet potato to the pan and cook until about half done. Add the caulifower and half a cup of water or so. Cover and let cook until vegetables are done to your taste.

In the meantime, put the water on to boil, add the quinoa and simmer for 15 minutes. Add to the vegetables, squeeze a lemon over, and mix it all into a glorious, healthful mess.

This was enough for me for dinner last night and two lunch portions. Since quinoa has a a lot of protein on its own, I didn't add anything else, but if I were using a different grain, I would have thrown a can of garbanzo beans or black-eyed peas in at some point.

1 comment:

Martha said...

Just had a friend's quinoa dish that was super yummy. It was kale and chicken sausage with quinoa. Delicious and felt healthy.