I realize I've been going hard posting about frugality and spending these days :) As a change of pace I thought I'd do a quick pop in with a yummy (and frugal) treat I made myself today. Last night I had quinoa and roasted vegetables with some meatballs that I had pre-made and frozen. I made about 2 cups of quinoa with the plan that I could use it in my cauliflower pizza crust tonight and some quinoa patties that I like.
approz 1 cup cooked quinoa
2 Tbsp chopped spinach (I used frozen and made sure to squeeze excess moisture from the spinach before adding)
2 Tbsp chopped onion (optional)
1 tsp cumin (optional)
Mix your ingredients together while 1 Tbsp olive oil heats in a frying pan. Form "patties" with your mixture and fry carefully once the pan is hot. You may want to use 2 flippers to ensure they don't come apart when you turn them, although mine held together well.
I made the most delicious hot pepper chutney with my excess peppers this past fall. It is spicy hot and so, so good. Husband and I love hot food, though, and it is not for the faint of heart. I chopped cilantro (another favorite of ours) and had the patties with cilantro, hot pepper chutney and some greek yogurt to temper the heat. So delish! I tend to forget about cooking quinoa but I do enjoy eating it from time to time. Do you like quinoa? What is your favorite way to eat it?