Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Red quinoa

On the nights when The Man chooses to not be around for dinner, such as tonight, I take advantage. He is one of the pickiest eaters I have ever met and won't try a lot of new things. For example, I have to sneak mushrooms, green peppers, and onions past him by mincing them until they're unrecognizable.

I, however, have taste buds and like to try new things. When I was at the grocery store this morning, I finally found the quinoa (I have read a lot about it on several GF food blogs and have wanted to try it). So tonight, with The Man gone, I decided to make some quinoa.

I don't know if I will be able to acquire a taste for this - I may have over-doctored it with stuff so if you are reading this and I overdid it, please let me know so I can try again. Don't get me wrong - it wasn't bad. Maybe the texture was so different than what I am used to that it turned me off.

Sure looks pretty, though.

Red Quinoa with Peas & Smoked Salmon

2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup red quinoa
smoked salmon
sugar snap peas
roasted garlic olive oil

Combine the broth and quinoa in a pot; cook until all of the broth has been absorbed by the quinoa. Stir in flaked smoked salmon, a handful of sugar snap peas, and a few teaspoons of roasted garlic olive oil. Put the lid on so the heat of the quinoa warms the peas and salmon.

Check for cat hair and then serve.

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