Posts Tagged Quinoa
So we are running low on food in the house: like EXTREMELY low, the fridge is pretty much ety but somehow you gotta eat, and eat healthy too…so what does one do?
I go back and forth from the fridge to the pantry with the items I have on hand which isn’t much: quinoa, turkey pepperoni, avocados, 4 mushrooms and left over spaghetti sauce…what does one do?
I wanted to do something with the quinoa, but couldn’t figure out what so I google quinoa pizza crust, just for kicks to see if there was anything out there and BEHOLD: thee best pizza crust I have yet discovered AND the healthiest and also it’s ridiculously stupid easy, it’s almost a joke.
You soak the quinoa for 8 hours ish, blend it with some more water after and baked it. Who’da thunk? It has such a great texture! Wham protein!!
Okay okay here’s the recipe:
Try and enjoy!! 🙂
Sorry for not posting over this long weekend. I took Thursday and Friday off and was shipped to my home to help my mother darling dearest cater her AMAZING Chinese food at a fair. As a result went to bed at 11:30 Thursday night, and 2AM Saturday night. Needless to say, Sunday my brain was non-existant and barely recovered enough on Monday to arrive at work this morning. I think I have a few brain cells to spare to share my few recipes I created on the weekend!
Friday I made a delicious Tuna vegetable salad that I can’t remember what exactly I put in it, I also didn’t take pictures so I can’t share that, sorry!
On Sunday I was craving ridiculously, Paul and I don’t have a bbq in the city so when we go to my parents I pretty much want my dad to bbq the whole time we are there, literally. So I was craving bbq sausage, but mum and dad didn’t have anything, hence I go to the freezer and start digging, my mum comes to find my hand in the cookie jar and helps me find something that we can put on the bbq, and we find scallops! There was left over turkey bacon from breakfast, so.. scallops wrapped in turkey bacon! Weeeee!!!!!!!! We also bbqued zucchini, ooohhh man, delish!
Yesterday was pretty productive, in the morning I made two batches of my awesome cornbread, except this time, I baked it in… CAST IRON BABY!!! Really, honestly, that’s the only way to go, it tastes soo much better, it bakes better and and and and…. it’s just awesome!
Last night for supper, I had a little burst of energy (which is really rare these days because I’ve been feeling so ill for the past month, yeah it’s still going on) and I decided to make mini pizzas! Well, I didn’t have spaghetti sauce, but I did have salsa! OH, I have totally been on a salsa binge lately, I love salsa, it’s soooo yummy and sooo good for you! Just watch out for the sodium in it.
So here’s what I used! They were very delicious, considering I didn’t have much in the fridge, they are gluten free and dairy free!
- 2 cups of Gluten free all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1/2 cup of warm water
Mix altogether till the texture is like cookie dough. Flatten it out, this crust is better as a very very thin crust, it is ridiculously tastey!
For toppings I used salsa instead of tomato sauce, chopped up green peppers, sliced red onions and my dad bbqued chicken! Super yummy! Put it in the oven for 25-30 minutes till the edges of the crust are nice and crispy.
Of course I couldn’t just stop there, I had to make an additional meal for my work today! Ingredients I had in the house: Quinoa, red onions, avocado, and chickpeas. I have this love relationship with chickpeas, they are so tastey.
Quinoa chickpea salad variation #1.
1 cup of quinoa
1/3 cup of salsa
1/4 tsp of salt
1 stalk of celery
1/4 cup of chopped up red onions
2 TSBP of olive oil
Dash of paprika
Dash of cloves
1/4 tsp of cumin
There we have it!