Sunday, July 20, 2008

Weekend Recipe Wrap-up

Okay, I know I said I probably wouldn’t be trying any new recipes this weekend, but plans change and I gave this recipe for Quinoa-Spinach Bake a try.

It was quite easy and the results were delicious. I recommend washing the quinoa well and even soaking it in salt water for a few minutes to help remove the bitterness. Since ricotta tends to be a bit bland, don’t hesitate to spice this recipe up a bit with whatever suits your fancy. I just used salt and red pepper, but white pepper, extra garlic, or Indian spices would make a nice option, too.

The other new thing I tried this weekend was feta and ricotta in the rice balls recipe. I forgot that I was out of mozzarella when I was at the store, so I dumped in what cheese I had and all was well.

So here’s the day’s culinary count:

  • Quinoa-Spinach Bake
  • Rice Balls (with feta and ricotta)
  • Steamed broccoli with lemon pepper
  • Zucchini baked with cheddar and bread crumbs
  • Granola bars. Again. They keep disappearing.

I’ll probably do some cookies or quick bread (carrot or banana) later in the week. Until then, happy eating!

9 comments:

the Bag Lady said...

Yum! Have you run out of spinach yet? I've been dehydrating the stuff from the garden as fast as I can....
Just need to know where to send it!! :)

mum of critters said...

much better than me - i had to make the dessert for a potluck honoring a marine and family our sunday school sponsored who just returned from Iraq - i made homemade lemon squares and homemade caramels :-) yum... triple bypass inducing, but yum!

forgingahead said...

I'm training for my first triathlon and found your blog - love it! My husband is a quinoa fanatic and is constantly trying to get me to eat it (something about it bugs me just a bit.) We are SO going to try the spinach bake. Love your bunnies too...we have a cat and a horse :-)

Cheers, Kathleen

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Sounds yummy! we soak quinoa overnight with a bit of live vinegar, lemon juice, or yogurt (something slightly acidic) then rinse it well in cold water before cooking. Expended soaked removes the sapins (bitter part) and another thing that keeps you from digesting it throughly. Sorry this is a bit vague, still early here....

Thomma Lyn said...

Mmmmm, that Quinoa-Spinach bake sounds delicious! I haven't whipped up anything with spinach in it in quite a while.

Missicat said...

Yum...would love a good banana bread recipe (hint hint). Though a carrot bread sounds good also!

furrybutts said...

I've never tried quinoa before.. sound yummy though!!

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Palm Springs Savant said...

mmm I lve zucchini! you are making me hungry!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Well, let's see ... first, all HR people I ever knew were all party animals!!!

Yupster on the "keep the mileage up" business. Dropping off and then building back up is soooooooooo hard. But I can't imagine that running in that heat and humidity.

The spinach keeps disappearing around here!!!!