quinoa lovers

Best & Tastiest Quinoa Recipe Ever

September 11, 2014

So the quinoa craze. Everyone and their mother eats it. Do many of us like it? Let’s be honest. It’s like kale. Though my girlfriend Katie includes an amazing kale recipe on her beautiful food blog —> hoppppp on it like a bunny rabbit. Back to quinoa. AA hates it. Loathes it. SuperBoy is four now and smart enough to not like it either. SweetPea, well you know, she’s a great eater so everything gets shoveled in eventually. The trick to feeding my family quinoa? RED quinoa. Don’t ask why this somehow tastes better?? Well apparently it does. Here’s my quinoa: Green bell peppers, sausage, cheese, black beans, walnuts, red quinoa, lime juice, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, done. {Take a weekend away from your big children and go to your family home in Wisconsin. Use your mom’s dreamy stove.} Drain the beans (or if you work from dried beans do whatever that is . . . errrrr . . . canned beans over here). Chop the cheddar. I love Prairie Breeze. Chop the bell peppers. Green. From the garden. Dole out the walnuts. Unsalted. Raw. Cook the quino with a 2/1 ratio either with water or chicken stock. I always use chicken stock and throw in a tablespoon of butter for flavor while cooking. Bring to boil, dial down to low, simmer until cooked–it will taste cooked or crunchy. Cooked is not crunchy. Usually 15-20 minutes. Chop up your sausage & cook it in a cast iron skillet (increases…

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