Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Weekly Favorite

Lately, our favorite meal has been quinoa salad with roasted vegetables. We love the flavor and texture of quinoa, and it’s easy to change the dish up a bit by making different dressing and using different vegetables.

Last week, I roasted green beans, a yellow pepper, an orange pepper, and a red pepper. Prior to roasting, I tossed the veggies with some salt & pepper and Rosemary Garlic Oil. The oil is one of my recent Farmers’ Market splurges, and it is sooo good. It gave the veggies such a nice flavor, and the kitchen smelled like rosemary while I was cooking them.

I cooked the quinoa for about 15 minutes in vegetable stock, which added some flavor. Once the veggies and the quinoa were done, I simply tossed the salad with a bit of brown rice vinegar and a bit more oil. It was simple, delicious, and flavorful.

And here are this week’s meals:

Tuesday: Shrimp in lemon/garlic butter over quinoa (Yes, I may be mildly obsessed with quinoa…)

Wednesday: Lentil soup.

Thursday: Chicken fajitas wrapped in lettuce. I think I'll actually have veggie fajitas, but the guys will have some chicken...

Friday: My brother-in-law will be in town, and we’ll go out for dinner.

Questions: What’s your favorite meal at the moment?

Be well,