Quinoa is incredible stuff. It’s so amazingly versatile, you can do just about anything with it.
As many of you know, I’m moving towards grain-free living. But I sure was NOT going to throw out or give away the little bit of quinoa I had left. No sir! It’s just too yummy for that! So instead, I made this last quinoa dish and enjoyed it thoroughly.
I’m basically doing the same thing I did when I converted to clean eating. Letting things run out and replacing what I can with grain free options. It’s been an interesting change. My kitchen won’t become completely grain free because I won’t change Mini Chef’s diet while I’m trying something new out (again). But at least I’ll get down to the least tempting items. Items like whole grain pasta and brown rice. At that point, we’ll be able to comfortable coexist in the food department. I’m actually looking forward to making the change completely. I think when you make a big change like that, it changes the way you live a little bit. I think that’s the hardest part. All those “routines” you get into that have to change. It’s not the food, it’s the way of doing things that I’m used to. That’s truly the hardest part of all of this. But I know it’s best for me at this point, so I’ll keep at it!
P.S. – I know quinoa is technically a seed. But it still impacts my blood sugar, so that’s why I’m giving it up.
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY:
- Clean Eating Garlic Parmesan Quinoa
- Clean Eating Quinoa Garlic Shrimp & Cilantro Salad
- Clean Eating Apricot Ginger Quinoa With Cashews
Clean Eating Vegetable Quinoa
(Makes approximately 6 cups)
- 2 cups dry quinoa
- 4 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
- 1/2 lb. baby carrots, sliced
- 1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 large red onion, chopped
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. dried marjoram
- 1 tsp. dried parsley
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- Put the quinoa and chicken broth in a medium-sized pot and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for approximately 15 minutes, or until the broth is completely soaked up by the quinoa.
- While the quinoa cooks, saute the remaining ingredients over medium heat in olive oil until the carrots are cooked to your liking and the onions are translucent.
- Allow both the vegetable mix and the quinoa to cool a bit before combining.
- Stir everything together, add salt and pepper to taste and serve.