Quickie Quinoa (See Jane Cook)

I really love to cook but don’t get much of an opportunity to do so.  I travel constantly for work and am only really at home on the weekends (remember my sob pet story?).  Because of this schedule, I find it a tad pointless to go to the grocery store to loads of fresh (and perishable) food when come Monday morning, I’ll be on the road again.  This past weekend, I had a different tune.  I went to the grocery store and picked my produce carefully, ensuring that I would use what I bought.  Long story short, I bought some quinoa and wanted to make it even healthier by adding fresh veggies.  It was one of the easiest things I’ve ever made and would make a quick dinner or health

To cook, bring 2 cups of low-sodium broth to a boil (you can use water, but I find broth gives it extra flavor) then add the quinoa and reduce to a simmer, cooking for 15 minutes.  Once cooked (no draining necessary), add ingredients of your choice.  I made up the recipe as I went along, just adding cherry tomatoes, garlic, basil, red pepper, onion, and parmesan.  I seasoned to taste with sea salt and fresh black pepper.

I feel healthier already.  What do you make in a pinch?


  1. This looks GREAT! I'll try it. What do I make in a pinch? The old standby – Eggs and ham – not healthy but oh… my hubby never complains when it is served (not very often because… not healthy!)

  2. YUMMM! I have never made Quinoa…not even sure I know exactly what it is but it looks like yummy brown rice! Gonna need to try!

    I love heading to Trader Joes for easy quick and healthy weeknight meals!

  3. This looks awesome. I'm a fan of the quinoa given the gluten-free life. It's a lifesaver. Your pictures are soooooo good – that camera was a smart investment. Someday my wallet will open the permits again, but for now it is closed 🙁

    In a pinch I make quinoa pasta and toss it in fresh tomatoes, basil and garlic. Super yummy and quick!


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