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July 19th, 2012 at 02:00 am

I saw quinoa at costco recently and thought it looked interesting. I decided to try it tonight for dinner. I made Rachel Ray's roasted garlic, rosemary lemon chicken and made a small batch of the quinoa. I added a little butter and chopped green onion to it and then spooned some of the sauce from the chicken dish onto it. Wow..the two complimented each other so nicely.

I like that quinoa is nutritionally a full my next attempt will be to make it for a breakfast with a little honey or brown sugar.

I enjoyed the nutty taste of it.

I spent $26 today to restock perishables like fruit, milk, etc. I have ample left overs for a meal tomorrow. I still have a bowl of oatmeal left and sandwich makings at tomorrow is all set.

I am very ready for is two weeks away. I went waaay too long from my last week off (June 2011)...I wont do that again next year. Im feeling burned out. No bueno. A day here and there just doesnt do it.

Life is good, but Im tired. :/

12 Responses to “Quinoa”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I need to make quinoa soon myself. I've eaten at my mom's many times. Soooo good!

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    ccf - it is supposed to be fairly versatile...and tastes good lots of different ways. I had never heard of it until two weeks ago. Now Im hooked. Smile Only thing is it was expensive where I bought it...I will have to look for a less expensive option....

  3. rob62521 Says:

    It is always nice when you try something new and enjoy it. Sounds yummy!

  4. Beawealthywarrior Says:

    I enjoy it for breakfast as well

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:


    A good place to get it is Amazon through the subscribe and save option. You do get a lot of it, but if you really like it ... Smile The best thing about it is it is pre-washed. Big Grin

  6. patientsaver Says:

    I like it becus it cooks up faster than rice and goes with anything. Trader Joe's has it too

  7. CB in the City Says:

    Hmmm, full protein. Is it a low-carb grain, then?

  8. Swimgirl Says:

    Some more ideas for you...

    I tried to insert a link, but the system didn't like it. go to cooking light dot com and search for quinoa.

    There are also some great ideas in the July Cooking Light (I borrowed it from the gym.) They are all meant to be individual servings... like a quick lunch. My favorite was to mix 2/3 c. quinoa with 1/2 c. cherry tomatoes, 1/4 avocado (sliced),3 T. fresh cilantro and a teaspoon of olive oil. They had me at "avocado."Smile

  9. Looking Forward Says:

    I love quinoa, need to get my family (DH!) into eating it. Smile

  10. baselle Says:

    And the quinoa comes in different colors - literally red white and blue. Smile

  11. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Well, I had leftovers last night and it was still just as yummy. Unfortunately, DD3 DID NOT share my enthusiasm for the quinoa. She said it felt weird on her tongue and that was it. lol. I really liked it.

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