I hope that I am not the only one during the spring and summer who slows down on posting. To me this time of year is meant to be enjoyed outside not spent inside trying to be creative or screwing around with Photoshop.
I really hit a creative wall today as I sit here sipping coffee staring outside at a perfect 70 degree sunny morning. This also is bringing back bad memories of parents yelling at me to do my homework before I can outside and play. Grr…..I do not like these repressed memories resurfacing so I am going to click publish and run outside with reckless abandonment. Ok reckless abandonment is not true because I have to remove weeds, water the garden, and trim back a few plants. However, I still feel rebellious.
If I could find any creativity I would have touched on these points:
- quinoa is extremely healthy
- quinoa is a great carrier of all flavors
- new farmer’s market in town is open and I am excited to check it out
- I have not posted any grilling recipes because I am still trying to dial in a couple experiments or what I have been doing is not blog worthy. However, relax they are still getting a good workout and I hope to have another run of grilling posts next week.
For this recipe you will need:
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups either stock or water (I used chicken stock)
- 1 can of black beans drained
- 1 can of fire roasted or other diced tomatoes drained (you could use fresh too if you are lucky enough to find fresh tomatoes that do not resemble rotted death at the grocery store).
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 tablespoon fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 poblano pepper roasted and diced
- 1 jalapeno pepper roasted and diced
- 2 cloves of garlic diced
- 1/2 of an onion diced
- 2 teaspoons of lime juice
- 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt and black pepper
You really want to pay attention to these steps because it is very difficult dish to make:
- Cook the quinoa in the stock till it has absorbed all the liquid
- Take a large bowl and toss all the ingredients together
- Taste and adjust