Rinse the quinoa for a minute or two under cold water. Bring the 2 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan. Add the quinoa, and reduce to simmer and cover. Cook for about 20-25 minutes until tender. Meanwhile mix together the oil, lemon juice, and honey to make the dressing. Add cooked quinoa and the remaining ingredients. Voila!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Home sweet home
Last week I took a break from the big apple and went home to Philadelphia for the weekend. I actually live in the suburb of Philadelphia, about 40/45 minutes outside of the city.
While there I got to play with my doggies, the old man Poochie(I think he's 14 years old):
One thing I love about going home is not having to think about what to cook for lunch or dinner. While I love to cook, sometimes it's nice to have a break. My mom found some new recipes she wanted to try out while I was home. First up was a Peach Salsa Pizza. This was a 4 ingredient dish and quick cooking, perfect for lunch. The key players included:
1. Pilsbury pizza crust spread out and flattened on a baking sheet.
2.Peach salsa used as a tomato sauce replacement.
3. Mozzarella cheese melted on top.
4. Bell peppers chopped up for a topping.
This pizza was amazing! This particular salsa was spicy and with the natural sweetness of the peach, which was enhanced after cooking, the flavors combined to create a party in my mouth.
Next up was a Quinoa fruit salad, in the mix included:
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
2/3 cups each of pecans and dried cherries
1 chopped apple
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 table spoon of honey
salt and pepper to taste