Well – you all have heard my lovely “I couldn’t blog last night” story – so we’re going to mooove on down the road. haha
Okay – movin’ on…for real.
How are you all doin’??
Today was a rough morning…restless sleep. I scrambled to get my butt out the door by 8. However – though coffee took a backseat (til work, of course)…I did munch on a KIND Plus Passion-fruit Macadamia bar. Nom.
Lunch was Cosi – hummus and veggie. Yumm.
Dinner was something new. I had decided that when I got my camera back, I wanted to try something fun – however, my power decided for me that last night was not the night for this dish…about halfway through it. Luckily…it refrigerated well. haha
For a while now, I have had a box of Trader Joe’s red quinoa just sitting in my cabinet waiting to be used…and I decided it was the time.
In came a recipe for Walnut Rosemary Quinoa…I thought – why not?? Worst thing that happens is that it’s gross!
…it wasn’t. Oh no…delicious – though next time I might up some of the seasonings a bit…but it definitely hit the spot.
You toast the nuts in the oven and add them at the very end – it lends such a warm, toasty flavor to the dish (duh, Jil…they are warm and toasty). Also – I used dried rosemary, but it’s probably soo awesome with fresh and I left out the red bell pepper only because I didn’t have any. Oh – and I used more soy sauce…like a tablespoon or so.
Walnut Rosemary Quinoa (from YumYum.com – though I’ve seen it on various sites)
|1 tbsp||Sesame oil|
|1 1/4c||Quinoa, thoroughly rinsed|
|1 small||Red bell pepper, diced|
|1 tsp||Tamari soy sauce|
|1 tsp||Fresh rosemary OR|
|1 c||Fresh or frozen peas|
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Heat oil in a saucepan and add onion and quinoa.
- Saute over medium heat, stirring constantly for 3 minutes.
- Add red bell pepper and saute an additional 2 minutes.
- Add water, soy sauce and rosemary.
- (If using fresh peas, add them now.)
- Bring contents to a boil; cover and simmer 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, roast walnuts in 350 degree oven for 5 minutes.
- When quinoa is cooked, turn off heat and mix in walnuts and frozen peas. Let set an additional 10 minutes and serve.
Next time I make it, I’m going to add more veggies and spice it up a bit.
Happy almost Friday – wooo!