Eating My Way Through the Alphabet: Letter Q

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Simple Sensations: Quinoa Mediterranean! Are you getting enough grains in your diet? Well, this nutritious food is actually gluten-free, yet high in fiber. And if you’ve been neglecting protein, this one is an excellent source to remember when dieting. I like the fact that it’s high in antioxidants. See what you think about spicing it up a bit. 

1/4 cup quinoa

1/4 cup long grain brown rice

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 

1/8 teaspoon onion powder

1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper 

1 green onion, sliced

2 tablespoons cashews

1/4 cup bacon pieces, cooked

Bring 1 3/4 cups of water to a boil. Add quinoa, brown rice, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, sea salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to simmer and cover. Simmer 15 minutes until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add bacon, cashews, and green onion slices. Fluff with fork. 

15 thoughts on “Eating My Way Through the Alphabet: Letter Q

  1. This recipe is so perfect for me, Gail. My husband and I started eating quinoa for its nutrients and continued to eat it because we like it. I collect good-sounding recipes made with it, and this is a must-have. I’m certain I’ll make it soon. A quick question, could I make it using a half cup of quinoa and deleting the rice? For some strange reason, my husband who happily eats most anything, doesn’t care for brown rice. Though he might if it were mixed with quinoa this way.

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  2. Good morning to you
    A good after noon too
    May you evening be sensational
    And your night truly eventful
    May all your dreams be on baking
    All will, I’m sure, a joy tasting
    For me, its another day done
    Writing poetry, (not baking), my kinda fun

    good morning to you
    may your day be sensational
    Michelin style cooking
    you know… the way that you do
    your heart… your soul… on a plate

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