Posts tagged ‘Quinoa’

November 6th, 2010

Jens’ Healthy Restaurant: Quinoa and Chard

Jens: Have you ever encountered a vegetable so flavorful?

He’s referring to Swiss Chard, of course.

The excuse for the scarcity of posts this month is that Jens has been working more than usual and getting dinner at work, so no home cookery has been taking place. (I’ve reverted to my college desperation days of boxed mac and cheese. I have very little motivation to cook for myself, as I can easily – though not healthily – survive on cookies and leftovers.)

So today was the first day in a few weeks that he’s gotten a chance to cook, and he cooked up a storm. For brunch he made a leek-parsley pasta dish inspired by this epicurious recipe. However, the constraints of the recipe were, um, constraining, so for dinner he fully Jens’ed it up with a super healthy concoction using swiss chard, quinoa, radishes, and tomatoes. Super healthy and very delicious!

I still can’t believe that I’m saying things like that. read more »

July 30th, 2010

Quinoa salad, emphasis on salad

Picture to come.

Jens went avant garde. He had me taste it before he told me what was in it. Good thing, or I would have decided I wouldn’t like it. As it was, I got suckered into admitting it was delicious.

Red quinoa, cooked in broth in the the rice cooker
Fresh corn, both cooked and uncooked
Armenian cucumber
Sprouted grains

Fruit in my savory salads always weirds me out. But I ate it all, and it was delicious.

I am occasionally disturbed by my lack of complaints over these super healthy dinners. Three years ago I would have stared at the bowl and eaten a few bites before digging in the freezer for an ice cream bar.

July 29th, 2010

The one that started the blog

California Roll Quinoa SaladDeconstructed California Roll Quinoa Salad.

regular and red quinoa, cooked in vegetable or chicken broth in rice cooker
cucumbers, cut into batons
cherry tomatoes
sprouted grains
crab (from a can, not too bad actually)
green onion

Dressing: rice vinegar and soy sauce

Me: “What was your inspiration?” Jens:”Tell me what you think it was!” I take a bite, and I respond, “California Roll!”

He was practically giddy that I realized what he was going for. And that was when I realized, I should start a food blog to document his cookery. A few weeks later, here we are.