Quinoa with Roasted Peppers and Sunflower Seeds

Most of the snow is gone so I decided to cook up something that would make a great summer dish – just to herald in some even warmer weather. By now everybody knows quinoa is very healthy. It’s not the cheapest grain, but it’s worth eating not only for it’s nutritional value, but also for it’s taste. You can easily add anything to it; vegetables, nuts, seeds, fruits or even poultry to make it a main dish. It’s usually served cold as a salad, but you can heat it up to replace rice or any other grain. Eat it hot or cold, up to you.
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Goat Cheese, Walnut and Apple Salad

Here’s a quick and healthy salad fix. The goat cheese and walnuts are really the major flavors here – that’s why the vinaigrette is so simple.
This takes about 5 minutes to put together.
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Peanut Slaw

Here’s another simple salad. Works great with fish. Over and out. Read the rest of this entry »