Sunday, April 19, 2009


I finally bought some quinoa to buy, it's kind of expensive... so we'll see how it goes.

Apple Quinoa Breakfast Pudding

1/3 cup quinoa
2/3 cup water
1 tsp cinnamon or apple pie spice
1 packet Equal
1/2 Granny Smith Apple, chopped into small pieces

Rinse the quinoa well in cold water. Place in a saucepan with the water, sweetner and applie pie spice. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer while you prepare apple. Add the chopped apple and continue to simmer until all liquid is absorbed.

Eh, it's ok. But I probably won't make it again. It cooked too quick or something, the quinoa and apples are still hard.

Crockpot Quinoa Casserole

--1 1/2 cups quinoa
--3 cups broth (chicken or vegetable; I used chicken)
--1 T olive oil
--1/2 t salt
--1/2 t cinnamon
--1/4 sliced or chopped almonds
--1/3 cup dried unsweetened cranberries
--handful of baby spinach
--1 cup baby tomatoes, halved or quartered depending on size
--1/2 block feta cheese, crumbled

The Directions.You are supposed to rinse quinoa. Rinse it in a fine mesh strainer until the water runs clear.Dump it into the crockpot. I used my 6qt Smart Pot for this dish.
Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and mix it around. Add chicken or vegetable broth, the salt, and cinnamon. Stir in almonds and cranberries.Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours, or on high for 2-4. The quinoa is done when you can fluff it with a fork and it is tender. The liquid should be pretty well absorbed, similar to how you know rice is done.

mmmmmm I have this portioned out for lunches. The above recipe is from the crockpot lady. I didn't have tomatoes, spinach or cheese. I added chopped broccoli instead and it's good.

We're having bacon burgers for supper and to go with them...

Roasted Zucchini Fries

Olive oil cooking spray
4 small zucchini, trimmed and cut into fries
1/4 tsp sea salt
ground pepper to taste
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, finely grated

Preheat oven to 450. Line baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray. In a large bowl combine zucchini, salt, pepper and oil. Toss to coat. Arrange zucchini on baking sheet roast for 18-20 minutes, tossing once halfway through cooking. Transfer to plate and sprink Parmigian-Reggiano and serve.

These are ok. They never really firmed up for me though. I think my zucchini was too old. Be sure to use fresh zucchini for this.


Bravie said...

Oh, I love Quinoa. I agree that it is expensive though. I prefer it over rice though.

Breezy said...

I'll be sticking to bulgur. the quinoa was good, but for the price I like bulgur better.