Sunday, October 13, 2013

Veggie Quinoa Delight- Recipe

Today's Post is a simple recipe for a delicious, nutritious dinner or lunch. Welcome to my world! 
This recipe calls for Quinoa, and anything you have in the fridge... Plus a salad of course.

Veggie Quinoa Delight

Romaine Salad
1 Head Romaine Lettuce
1 Carrot (use a peeler to create long spaghetti strands)
Half Red Bell Pepper
Haf Avocado
Half Cucumber

Oil & Red Vinegar work great as a simple coupling.
For something with a lil more pizazz, add a teaspoon of Dijon to every half cup of this dressing.
Salt & Pepper to taste. Add a spoon of  Mayo if you like it creamy.

First make your quinoa. Use a small to medium saucepan. I boil 2 and a 1/4 cups of good quality water for every 1 cup of quinoa. depending on your stove or measuring cups, levels may vary. Bring water to a boil and add quinoa plus half or whole vegetarian bollioun cube.

Let it boil for 2-3 minutes without a cover, then turn it down to simmer for 8-12 minutes and cover with lid. Keep an eye on it after the first 8 minutes have passed. When fully cooked, it should look fluffy like it has absorbed the water fully. If after ten minutes or so, you dip a spoon lightly in and notice there is still water at the bottom of the pot, let it continue to simmer and keep watch, it may only need another minute or two. Even after it has cooked to its full time of twelve minutes and if it still appears to be a bit moist, turn the heat off completely but allow the pot to sit atop the burner it is on to absorb the residual heat. This should help it to cook completely. 

Once cooked, place it to the side. You can use it warm or cool for the next step.

Veggie Quinoa Delight
1-2 cups cooked quinoa
half or whole tomato
2 teaspoons sunflower seeds
2 teaspoons cranberries
Handful of spinach
sprinkle of walnuts
Half cup of mushrooms

In a large frying pan heat a small amount of olive oil at a low to medium heat (not too hot), add mushrooms and tomato. Lightly saute until half cooked. Next add quinoa, spinach, sunflower seeds, cranberries and walnuts. Gently heat and turn ingredients with wooden spoon for five to eight minutes until nicely heated and mixed. And Voila! 

Enjoy a blessed week.. I hope you had a chance to shake your tail feather (read last weeks blog entitled 'Dance Dance Dance')... It's not too late to shake and shimmy..

Tuesday May

I am not a certified nutritionist, doctor or therapist. 
Please consult your healthcare professional before participating in any
 lifestyle changes you may feel are questionable to your health. 
I am not responsible for any action you resume, You are- Make it pleasurable.
© Tuesday May Thomas 2013

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