Today I’ve got two things for you wonderful readers. First, I have a delicious and healthy recipe to share with you. Second, I decided it’s about time I fill you in on the exciting news I mentioned recently. 😀
So, first things first, I made some spaghetti.
I made it with quinoa noodles.
I also made some killer homemade sauce.
Have you forgotten about me? I hope not. I haven’t forgotten about you!
I do apologize for my absence; there’s a big, exciting venture that’s been consuming much of my spare time lately. That’s all I’ll tell you for now, but more details to come! 😀
Now, onto the food!
I’ve done it. I think I’ve finally perfected my black bean burgers, and it’s about time!
They’ve always had good flavor, but I couldn’t get the texture quite right.
Turns out, I was probably just being impatient before because cooking them longer seemed to be one of the main reasons they weren’t mushy this time.
I hope you’re excited to see a healthy recipe here today ’cause I know it’s been a while…
This may be the recipe that changed my perspective on quinoa. I mean, I’ve always been on board with quinoa because of how awesomely good for you it is, but until now, I never actually got excited about eating it. I thought that quinoa was bland and mushy, but I finally realized that quinoa is only as bland and mushy as you make it. Duh!
I’ve found that, like with rice, quinoa’s flavor can be greatly enhanced by adding more flavors in the cooking process. So I now always cook it in either chicken stock or vegetable stock, whichever I have on hand. Even substituting half or three-fourths of the cooking water for stock will help improve the taste.
Well hello there! Have you met my friend? This is quinoa.
No doubt you have, indeed, met quinoa before. But how much do you know about it? Chances are you know that it’s a gluten free grain and that it’s packed full of protein and fiber.
That’s almost all true, but here are a few things you may not know about quinoa. It’s a seed, not a grain. That was new information to me! I did a little research and also found out that it’s a complete protein (meaning it provides all nine essential amino acids that humans need). We all know that beans are loaded with protein, but those are incomplete proteins. Who knew? Go quinoa! It’s a great source of iron, too, which is awesome for vegetarians. It’s good for your heart and can help improve cholesterol levels (just like Cheerios!).
So there you go. Are you sold on these stuffed peppers yet?