I'm healthy now, I eat quinoa.
This is very similar to the phrase I repeated to myself one time trying to convince myself that did indeed like yogurt.
Yogurt is still a little strange and occasionally makes me gag... but quinoa is extremely delicious AND healthy. Who would have thought?
Since buying a monster bag of quinoa at Costco I have hardly been adventurous though. This is due to the simple fact that the first recipe I made was incredible. A mediterranean quinoa salad - delicious olives, cucumber, lowfat feta, and a little blast of olive oil and lemon to give the whole thing flavor and a smooth texture. Add the fact that it's super healthy and I'm sold.
I pulled the recipe from here.
1 cup dry quinoa
2 cups water
2 cups sliced (small) tomatoes - I've used Campari, Grape, and the tasty yellow small ones
1 cup sliced kalamata olives
1 cucumber quartered and sliced
3/4 cup crumbled (lowfat, nonfat, or regular)
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 lemon, juice of
1 tsp oregano
salt and pepper to taste
Cook the quinoa! It's just like rice. 1 cup quinoa, 2 cups water, bring to a boil, minimize the heat, let it simmer until the water is evaporated, set aside for 5 minutes, fluff with a fork.
Chop all the veggies and add them to the quinoa with the cheese and seasonings.
Drizzle oil and lemon juice over the top - mix it up and serve.