Tanie at Unicorn Parade recently posted “Recipes for Twelve Lemons“, where she made a bunch of different recipes to use up a dozen lemons. I decided to borrow her idea and turn it into 7 Days of Quinoa.
Quinoa is one of those foods I have no idea how to prepare other than “put it in a rice cooker and then serve with vegetables”. A few months ago, my boyfriend made some quinoa. Not realizing it would expand so much, he accidentally made enough for an entire army. Given how lazy and uncreative I am with cooking, we ended up just eating the plain quinoa over and over and over and over so that now all I have to say is “quinoa” and he gets a horrified look on his face. “NO. NO MORE QUINOA.”
So. Variety. That’s my goal.
I bought Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood this past weekend and flipped through it last night. I then spent all night dreaming about quinoa. Not kidding.
For dinner I decided to make “The Perfect Baked Potato” (Page 122) out of Quinoa 365.
Okay, maybe not the healthiest thing to eat for dinner, but potatoes are my comfort food and I wanted something comforting as I mourn over the loss of bread and pasta.
This included red quinoa, milk, butter, broccoli, cheddar cheese, and green onion all mixed up together. YUM.