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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A recipe to share...


I haven't shared a recipe for a while. This one is so easy to prepare & tasty.
Quinoa Vegetable Salad
1/2 cup organic Quinoa
1 cup water (or low sodium Vegetable broth)
Juice of 1 lemon
2 garlic cloves, grated
2 Tbsp extra-virgin Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
Asst of favourite vegetables - we used what we had in the refrigerator
Green Peppers
Carrots
Tomatoes
Celery
Red Onion
1/4 cup Kalamata Olives
Optional : nuts, cheese, dried fruit
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Directions
Bring 1 cup water to boil. Add 1/2 cup Quinoa and reduce to a simmer. Cover with a lid and cook on low for 15 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes. Add lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper and fluff with a fork. Add vegetables and stir to combine.
Enjoy. This salad tastes even better the following day when all the flavours have blended.
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Winter is the time for comfort
for good food
and warmth
for the touch of a friendly hand
and for a talk
beside the fire:
it is the time
for
Home
~Edith Sitwell~

4 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I just love this quote. I am staying home today. I feel so blessed that I don't have to get out in the snow and cold. This recipe looks yummy. I don't know what is Quiona.

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the recipe and another beautiful quote.
Love and hugs and smiles
Love Jeanne

June said...

This sounds wonderful Deb. I have been craving vegetables lately and so this is very appealing to me in my current state.
I love the walk with you and Ernie, in your previous post. Don't those red chairs look so awesome in the snow. The perfect picture! It has been so cold here, that it is difficult to be outside long. We have been below zero and just barely above for days. A warming trend is coming and I am really looking froward to it. But with the warmth, will be snow, and that, I'm not sure I am ready for. It seems we just got dug out of the last storm.
I hope you are enjoying the beautiful Winter, and staying cosy and warm in your world.

Naturegirl said...

Deb!We are fans of Quinoa so thanks for the recipe! Going shopping today for the ingredients!Hello from the sunshine state!