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Runs for Cookies: VEGAN RECIPE REVIEW: Mexican Quinoa

It has been some time since I made this recipe, so hopefully I can bear in mind my ideas about it! Final weekend was a nightmare with the ground challenge, so I did not have time to put in writing up the put up. And simply now, I needed to search by means of my two week historical past to search out the recipe–I could not discover it anyplace. Fortunately, I would pinned it on Pinterest and was capable of finding it that means. There are a number of recipes for one thing much like this, however this one sounded the most effective to me.

The recipe I selected to assessment is One Pan Mexican Quinoa, which yow will discover on Rattling Scrumptious. (I will hyperlink to it once more on the finish of the put up.) I like something that I can cook dinner in a single pan! 

Like all the recipes I cook dinner and assessment, I made it precisely as written–except I forgot the cilantro. I am not a giant fan of cilantro, in order that was high quality with me. The elements have been all fairly easy (one more reason I selected this recipe): olive oil, garlic, jalapeño, quinoa, vegetable broth, black beans, fireplace roasted tomatoes, corn, chili powder, cumin, lime juice, avocado, and cilantro.

You possibly can inform, based mostly on the elements, that it is most likely going to style like typical Tex-Mex meals (which I like!). 

This recipe is just about TOO simple, and I nearly really feel responsible for posting it as an alternative of one thing else I’ve made! I do cook dinner loads of new recipes (most likely 4 every week?) as a result of I like making an attempt new vegan recipes–and it is particularly enjoyable to see if my household likes them. In the event that they get pleasure from it, then it is most likely one thing that anybody would get pleasure from!

I solely took one image as I used to be cooking this as a result of it is so easy that there’s actually not a lot to share. First, you simply warmth the oil and cook dinner the garlic and jalapeño for a minute. Then you definately add every part else to the pan, aside from the lime juice and avocado (and cilantro, if I would remembered to purchase it).

Then you definately simply carry it to a boil, throw on a lid, and let it simmer till the quinoa is cooked by means of. Then you definately add the lime juice and avocado, stir it collectively and serve! I like recipes that allow you to stroll away from it till it is finished cooking.

It seemed actually good when it was finished…

I needed the avocado had been slightly extra ripe, however I could not discover any riper ones on the retailer.

Total, I assumed it was actually good! Like I stated, it had the standard Tex Mex flavors. It jogged my memory loads of my Beans & Rice recipe, which is a long-time favourite of my household. Since this recipe makes use of quinoa, it is positively extra nutritious; and I occur to like quinoa.

I wished Jerry to strive it as a result of I knew he’d prefer it lots (he loves my Beans & Rice), however he ended up consuming leftovers as an alternative. I could not perceive it! The following day, I heated up leftovers of this quinoa and requested him to not less than style it. He’d by no means actually eaten quinoa earlier than, regardless that I have been cooking it on and off for not less than 10 years.

Simply as I assumed, he liked it! He was very shocked to love it as a lot as he did and he stated he thinks he truly prefers the quinoa over rice. So, Jerry has lately changed into a quinoa lover along with being obsessive about tofu. I nonetheless cannot recover from how a lot he loves tofu–haha! I do know somebody requested me for the recipe I used for the tofu that Jerry likes so much–it’s the lemon pepper tofu from this web site. I feel the rationale it is so good is as a result of I take advantage of oil-based marinade (which is healthier defined within the recipe put up). It is a VERY gentle lemon taste, so it is actually versatile. I bake it slightly longer in order that it is very agency (not mushy in any respect). Jerry likes to eat it plain as a snack; I like so as to add it to bowls with grains and veggies and sauce or dressing. Anyway, this put up is not about tofu! Shifting on…

(Okay, earlier than transferring on… I simply realized that the lemon pepper tofu recipe I simply linked to is definitely from Plant Powered Folks–that’s the podcast I simply wrote about on Thursday!)

The youngsters are so busy lately they usually weren’t house to style the Mexican Quinoa. I’ll make it once more and see how they like it–they actually just like the Beans & Rice and since that is so comparable in taste, I feel they’d prefer it. The quinoa may make them determine that they do not prefer it even earlier than they style it, although 😉

This recipe was positively a winner (not less than for Jerry and me). I’ll add it to my “favorites” book–yes, I print recipes and put them in a three-ring binder. I do not know why it bothers me to carry my laptop within the kitchen and simply use the web site whereas I cook dinner. I all the time scribble notes about our ideas on it in order that I do know what we favored or did not like and what I’d change if making it once more.

Now, I’ve acquired to go make dinner–it’s been one other lengthy day! Each of my brothers came to visit and together with Jerry, they made some good progress within the rest room (primarily rerouting the plumbing). If Brian is ready to come over once more tomorrow, we could have our bathtub/bathe put in. As soon as that’s finished, we will work on constructing the brand new closet after which my least favourite process in the whole world: drywall. Each time I tape and dirt drywall, I swear it is going to be the final time I ever do it. As soon as that’s finished, although, we’ll simply have the enjoyable beauty stuff left (portray, putting in the vinyl planks, and stuff like that).

Okay, I must eat! Here’s a hyperlink to the Mexican Quinoa recipe on Rattling Scrumptious. It is not something tremendous particular, however I did not count on it to be–like I stated, it is quite simple and it tastes good. An ideal weeknight dinner when you do not wish to stand on the range and cook dinner!


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