Wednesday, November 30, 2011

LUNCH QUICK FIX


Lately I have become hooked on quinoa after a friend introduced me several months ago to the great health benefits and tasty flavor.  The terrific thing about it is that I can make a lot of it at once and it keeps in the fridge for a few days with no nasty repercussions. I actually prefer eating it cold for lunch, with a variety of ingredients, depending on what I have at the time.  Tossing in some smoked salmon, spinach, avocado, sun-dried tomatoes, slivered and roasted almonds, whatever. I also like to add a little splash of apple cider vinegar and a pinch of kosher salt and I am good to go.  Makes a healthy, filling and satisfying lunch without any "eater's remorse".  Do you like quinoa? How do you eat yours'? 

8 comments:

pve design said...

I love it and use it as a sort of stuffing inside veggies and then bake in the oven. Imagine it inside zucchini or peppers or even inside of a butternut squash.
The other day I had my cleansing drink of apple cider vinegar and molasses and honey and I think your idea of adding it to quinoa sounds much more pleasant.
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Karen in CT said...

.. I love it ... and will try your combo ... usually I just cut up left over meat and veg and put a little dressing on it .. but this is luxury all the way ... thanks

Bruce Barone said...

YUM!

Yes, I use Quinoa all the time. And in different ways. Sometimes I add cranberries to it. Sometimes I use cooked quinoa in Salmon Cakes!

Amanda Hill said...

Yum and healthy!

Nelle Somerville said...

I'm a complete Quinoa fanatic now! This looks so tasty and great for lunches. Looking forward to seeing your little tree again this year. xoxo

CDS said...

Yeah, I really like Quinoa! So yummy---I eat it however Whole Foods is making it at the time ;) xoxo

Trudys Emporium said...

Looks Delicious, i'm on a health kick at the moment to. It's so hard! x

Louise (Table Tonic) said...

Yum! Hey - Have you seen that new Quinoa cookbook? Looks awesome - off to search for it on Book Depository!
Merry Christmas!
xxx
Lou

 
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