Monday, January 21, 2013

Broken Resolutions, Wiki, Quinoa, and an Easy Dinner Recipe

Argh!!! Look what has happened to me! I started this year all, "blah, blah I made resolutions, I am the bee's knees, blah." And now look, I have to come crawling back to this blog in sadder shape than before I even made those stupid resolutions. Yes it is true, it is only the 21st day of the year 2013 and I have kept not one resolution. Who invented these stupid things anyway? Why do they want to make people feel bad about themselves?? Well, people who can't keep the grandiose resolutions they make anyway... (in case curiosity wins you over like it always does to me, here's what wiki has to say about resolutions:'s_resolution)

And here is what google image search has to say about curiosity...

Anywho, my apologies for epically failing at keeping up with recipes. I really had so much hope to stay on top of the game, but alas with catering picking up it's crazy over here folks! I thought I'd jump back in here and pretend that you guys didn't notice that I went MIA in the blog world, and talk about quinoa. Oh yeah, I said it quinoa. If you don't have this in your pantry at all times you need to rethink your shopping skillz. Yup I went there. I went from Casey-pity-party-of-one to quinoa-pusher-enforcer-number-one. Cause that my friends is how I roll in the year 2013. Bipolar personality here I come. 

Quinoa is freaking amazing. It is one of the very few sources of complete protein you get from the plant world. That means the essential 9 amino acids are present in quinoa and each amino acid has the correct amount necessary for human digestion. If you are a vegan this is like the mecca of all meccas. Protein is such a hot button for the non-vegans, which has always been confusing to me as protein deficiency isn't really a thing..., but quinoa is a lovely example to give these folks when they get up in your grill about it. (Protein info:


I just love quinoa so much, and I know I've talked about it before but I just really love it so. It also is so versatile you can eat it at any time of day breakfast, lunch, dinner, or in between snack. And kids actually enjoy quinoa! I am not lying, get this superfood power house on to your kids plates. Here's a few more reasons why quinoa should be in that pantry at all times: 8 reasons quinoa is good for you -

And lastly, quinoa is awesome because at the end of a long day (like I had today) you can come home and create a mini masterpiece in less than 20 minutes. Here's a fun quick little recipe for you to use when the day is long, and all you want to do is order in pizza. This recipe takes less time than the delivery boy, and will fill your body with healthy nutrients!

Quick and Easy Quinoa for 1 or 2
serves 1 to 2 people

1 cup quinoa 
2 cups water
2 large handfuls chopped kale
1 chopped banana1/2 cup slivered raw almonds1-2 tablespons Braggs liquid aminosdash of Sriracha (depending on how spicy you like it)salt'n'pepper to taste

Place both the quinoa and the water in a large pot. Cook your quinoa without a lid at high heat until it starts to boil. Turn the heat down to simmer, and when it looks like it is almost done throw in the kale to wilt. Stir the two together and let sit for 2-3 minutes. After that mix in your Salt'n'Pepper, Braggs and Sriracha.

Plate, and decorate with the banana and almonds, and EAT! Health never tasted so good! Seriously, easiest recipe in all the land! 

1 comment:

  1. How long do you simmer the quinoa? I'm not good at judging "when it looks like it is almost done." Is it 15, 20, 30 min? I always forget and end up googling the time or burning it. Like the recipe... nice and simple!