I’ve always liked trying new and different foods, and although I’m one of those people that CAN eat the same thing every day forever, I like to mix it up and explore new things.
My newest find, and again, I’m lagging behind most of my friends in discovering this, is quinoa.
If you aren’t familiar with quinoa, it is like a little wonder grain. You can find a lot about it here.
I found a recipe on a blog that I love, Debby’s Weigh. You can see her recipe here (scroll to the bottom, past some of her other WONDERFUL looking things):
What I love about this is you can modify it so many ways. For instance, I used dried cherries instead of raisins, left out the cinnamon and allspice (although I think that would be great for wintertime) and used honey rather than maple syrup. It was delicious. But quinoa can also be made as a salad, adding cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, green onions and lemon juice. Or as a tropical side dish, with coconut, mango, pineapple, etc. Or add some curry, and have a totally different side dish. So I’ll be experimenting with different recipes, as well as different types of quinoa (oh yeah…there’s red, white, black, etc.)
So that’s my Friday food find. Have you tried anything new and different lately?
Have a great weekend. Here in the South we’re looking at a wonderful, hot summer weekend, and a little Peanut time.