Thursday, March 10, 2011

Keen-Wah

 

I’m so glad that quinoa was the first food you guys chose for me try. Because now that I’ve tried it, I’m not sure I can live without it!

Last night I prepared one cup of quinoa according to the box. While it cooked, I sauteed baby carrots, pepper, green beans, yellow squash, and zucchini. Sprinkled with salt and pepper, added a splash of tamari, and then combined the two.

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We served it with these light, crisp sheets of butter lettuce.

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I love how versatile quinoa is. And it doesn’t sit like a brick in my stomach once eaten like rice.

And because I can never eat a meal without a condiment, I also topped it with a dollop of smoky yogurt: greek 0% fat plain yogurt, horseradish, smoked paprika

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Tasty! Better than PF Chang’s GF lettuce wraps? No. But nothing really is. Smile

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Alright, I’m in a rush off to the gym! It is SUPER wet weather here today. Why does everything take longer when it’s raining?

4 comments:

Jeanine said...

Nice! Glad that you're enjoying the quinoa. I like it too, but need some ideas of what to do with it. I like your idea, I've never had PF Changs, so I can't compare.

Theresa said...

YUM! Gotta love quinoa ay! Good on you for trying it!

Elizabeth said...

Looks wonderful, so yummy quinoa is. Be sure and try all of the varieties--they each have their own unique characteristic.
Peace and Raw Health,
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Pam said...

That looks super tasty! I have a partial box left that needs a recipe to go with it.
I tried quinoa for the first time this week! http://www.imaceliac.com/2011/03/my-first-attempt-at-quinoa.html