Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Healthiest Winter Quinoa with Veggies
I have been feeling sick and was craving something hearthy... enter the Healthiest Winter Dish.
Known to the Mayans as the mother of all grains, Quinoa is said to have a high level of protein, hence an excellent addition to any vegetarian diet.
I learned that it [quinoa] needs to be soaked for 15 minutes and then cooked for 15 minutes. It feels a little like cooking couscous, only it takes a bit longer. Worth it.
The Veggies part was done as follows:
Separatedly soak and cook beans of your choice, I used faba beans and soy beans (soaked overnight and cooked with vegetable stocking for flavor)
Add salt and spices to taste.
One tip is that I never go easy on the olive oil, I want things to be tasty :)
Serve hot with the quinoa on the side and enjoy!
This dish made me feel healthy when I ate it.