Pronounced ‘keen-wah’, this magical seed tastes a little like rice minus the heaviness and double the nutrients. I use it nearly everyday. They should just pay me to advertise it already. It is literally as easy as throwing a load into a pot of boiling water and cooking it like you would cook pasta. It’s quick, cheap (Tesco brand, obvs) and I like to add Uncle Ben’s curry or szechuan sauce and looooads of veggies and lentils. Yay!
I try to make my food look visually appealing but it just doesn’t want to work out for me, ever. So here is a pile of mush. ^
Quinoa is a good source of protein and fibre. It only takes about 15 minutes to cook & has a slightly crunchy texture.
As I have no sense of portion size, I usually make enough to feed an army. So I used the remainder to fill giant mushrooms. It was weird, but it was good. Let’s not question it.
For the mushrooms - I wrapped them in tinfoil to let them cook in their own juice and put them in the oven for about 45 minutes on gas mark 5. Maaaagic!
Since exams are over and I’m officially finished my first year of college, I now have nearly 4 months to experiment and try out SO MUCH NEW FOOD. Aaaahhhh!
….getting too excited about food since 1992.