After pigging out on leftover turkey, mashed potato’s, stuffing etc. for the past three days my bod is totally craving light, healthy simplicity. I’m crushing on quinoa because; you can add anything to it and stretch it into an entire meal.
Quinoa is so easy to prepare. You can buy plain quinoa or boxed quinoa with season packets. I do both, but today I used Near East quinoa brown rice blend with rosemary and olive oil. I follow the package cooking instructions. Occasionally I replace half the water with chicken or vegetable broth, but not today…keeping it simple. At the 14-minute mark on the slow cook, I add a cup each of frozen edamame for a little protein, frozen corn and dried cranberries with two boxes of quinoa. Serve a healthy scope cold or hot of the quinoa on a bed of arugula tossed in olive oil lemon. Save plenty of sliced lemon to squeeze over the top. Can you say yum? Happy eating, smooches xoxo