Thursday, July 31, 2008

Another Wednesday Sleepover

So.... yesterday was Wednesday and you know what that means! Dinner and a sleepover with Ed!!
Tonights menu was basically 1. Using a new ingredient... QUINOA! and 2. Using up leftovers from my fridge...

The outcome?
For Ed---> Quinoa with olive oil, salt and pepper, and sweet corn, mashed potatoes with cheddar, and Korean BBQ marinated shrimp skewers!

Quinoa is so cute!

Cheesey chunks of melted cheddar!

For me---> Indian spice shrimp skewers, quinoa with onions, peppers, garlic, and freshly grated ginger, and leftover roasted eggplant and zucchini..... yummmm!

I cooked 1 cup of Quinoa and it made a lot! So I just cooked the Quinoa plain and prepared it in separate portions:

-1 cup of Quinoa
-2 cups of water

1. Put the quinoa and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
2. Lower the heat and cook for 15 minutes (until the quinoa gets plump and releases their little "tails"!)

Quinoa with Sweet Corn
-1 cup of cooked quinoa
-1/4 cup of frozen sweet corn
-1 TBSP olive oil

1. Heat a pan with olive oil.
2. Combine the corn and quinoa and sautee.

Quinoa with Ginger and Vegetables
-1 cup cooked quinoa
-1 TBSP olive oil
-2 garlic cloves chopped
-1/4 onion (diced)
-1/4 green pepper (diced)... I used peman which is a japanese green pepper that's a little more bitter
-Grated ginger
-Salt and pepper

1. Heat olive oil in a pan.
2. Sautee the garlic, onions, and green peppers.
3. Add the quinoa and stir.
4. Finish by stirring in the grated ginger and season with salt and pepper.

I'm really diggin' the quinoa! Im gonna continue my use of new ingredients!!!

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