Friday, February 18, 2011

Try some Quinoa on the side!

Lemon, garlic, dill salmon w/ quinoa & roasted asparagus
Salmon is always a hit but our favorite way to enjoy it is with some lemon juice, garlic, and sprinkled dill on top of it baked in the oven. Asparagus was only enjoyed by me tonight so I decided to roast it in the oven. All you need to do is bend off the ends, spread them on a baking sheet, drizzle some olive oil, salt, pepper, and some Parmesan cheese and put it in the oven at 375 degrees for about 10-15 minutes (depending on the thickness of the asparagus... mine were thin). I baked the asparagus at the same time as I did the salmon about 15-20 minutes in total.

I love to try new things and I've been visiting the organic section in the grocery store a lot more now since the prices have come down. In fact, probably 45% of my groceries the other night were all organic just because they were either cheaper or a few cents difference to non-organic. I'm certainly not opposed to non-organic foods but it's fun to be able to buy some of it especially when it's cheaper and obviously better for you in the end. Anyways, I came across some quinoa but I had already had some couscous in my cart which I put back and grabbed the organic quinoa to try out. It was actually really great and happy to have tried it!

(Quinoa (play /ˈknwɑː/ or /kɪˈn.ə/Spanishquinua, from Quechuakinwa), a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium), is a grain-like cropgrown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal, or grain, as it is not a member of the grass family. As achenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beetsspinach, and tumbleweeds. Its leaves are also eaten as a leaf vegetable, much like amaranth, but the commercial availability of quinoa greens is currently limited.) - Wikipedia

For dessert I whipped up some sugar-free chocolate pudding and topped it off with some whip cream, caramel sauce, and some mini butterscotch chips. Super easy and super delicious was tonight's meal. 

Chocolate Pudding

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Quinoa is pretty good. I have some red one in my pantry--I should dig it out some time soon!