Thursday, August 12, 2010


i have a new foodie obsession: quinoa

it's this grain that is totally delish!! super healthy and loaded with protein, this little seed is now on my favorites list. every time i see a recipe with this in it, i have to try it!

so far, giada has made my favorite. (added bonus that it allows us to use up all our home-grown herbs)

Quinoa & Herbs

2 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken stock
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 cups quinoa

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
2 teaspoons lemon zest
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the quinoa: In a medium saucepan, add the chicken stock, lemon juice and quinoa. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover the pan and cook until all the liquid is absorbed, about 12 to 15 minutes.

For the dressing: In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, basil, parsley, thyme, and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Pour the dressing over the quinoa and toss until all the ingredients are coated. Transfer the quinoa to a bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve.

"come, let's drink deep of love till morning; let's enjoy ourselves with love!"
proverbs 7:18

p.s. thanks letincelle for the yummy picture
p.s.s. in order to sound really sophisticated when on your next trip to whole foods, pronounce quinoa like:

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