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I need a quinoa recipe my husband will eat...

Sunday, November 25, 2012

So, it's been a while, yes I know. And while I have been absent from SP, I've at least tried not to be too absent from doing the right thing. I started the school year off pretty well. I'd come home and do yoga, and I'd make dinner. But as these things tend to go, yoga turned into books in the bed...and cooking turned into picking up or eating out. BUT! I know better, so I am endeavoring to do better. And as someone once said, as long as I keep coming back, that's the important thing!

Now, to my title...

I like to try new things. New HEALTHY things. My major issue, however, is my husband. He doesn't often like the new HEALTHY things. He'll eat it once then say, "that was ok, but I wouldn't want it again." *sigh* So! I want a quinoa recipe that is going to make him say, "that was awesome! let's do that again!"

This is your cue to send me your favorites! GO!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    My favorite thing to do with quinoa: I roast a squash (usually acorn) and stuff it with quinoa, sauteed onions, and what ever other veggies I have in the house, Bryan usually prefers that I also add sauteed ground meat, and shredded cheese. Yum, I love food as bowls.
Any mexican food with quinoa is going to be a winner with the picky hubbie.
Keep up!

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MONICA_W 11/26/2012 9:55PM

    Hello from Vietnam!!! Max and I have made a yummy quinoa salad with cooked quinoa, finely chopped red peppers (and whatever other veg suits you), Italian salad dressing, cumin, and chèvre. We also will mix cooked quinoa with sautéed veg (mushrooms, zucchini, peppers, etc.) chevre and herbs and then stuff it into whole bell peppers, top them with Parmesan, and roast them. (Nuke the peppers first if you want to speed the roasting stage, otherwise it takes a while.)

Anything you'd use rice for, just sub in quinoa!

Good for you for cooking at home. I am getting pretty sick of eating out after over 3 weeks of traveling... But c'est la vie, can't really complain about that! We've had really lovely fresh salad/spring rolls and AWESOME Vietnamese coffee! :) I will definitely be back on Spark when we get home - i haven't seen a scale since before we left, but I'd put money on being up a few pounds by the time we get home (even if we are missing all that Christmas baking!) I'll be dragging the bandwagon behind my motivated self, so prepare yourself for your cheerleader's return in the new year!! ;)

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MONETRUBY 11/25/2012 10:34PM

    Yay, you're back! *doing a little celebration dance now*

And after that, I took a minute to do a quick search for some recipes for quinoa. Here's the first, from VegNews. Yes, it's vegan, but I've made it several times, and it's super-delicious.

ere's another I found while searching for the first one. It looks delicious, although I've not made it, and so can't vouch for it. But the ingredients sound nummy. http://healthygirlskitchen.blogspot

Now, admittedly, I don't know about Edward's tastes, and so don't know if any of these recipes have stuff in them that he wouldn't even dream of touching. But, I think they could be adapted quite easily, if anything in them wasn't to his, or your, taste. Hope this helps!

Sorry about not being able to include the links in a clickable format. I could have sworn there used to be a button for that on blog comments, but I can't see one now.

Comment edited on: 11/25/2012 10:35:52 PM

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PATSYB7 11/25/2012 2:26PM

    I like to add big hunks of cooked veggies and salsa to quinoa. It is so yummy and healthy! emoticon

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