Thursday, August 9, 2012

Quinoa Fried Rice

It's almost Friday y'all! I know it has been a while but I do have a good recipe for you! I have a love for fried rice, and the other night I was in the mood to make some. There was only one rice. However, I did have quinoa. What is quinoa you say?? First of all it's pronounced "KEEN-wah" and it is known as a complete protein. It contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds as well. Quinoa is prepared like other grains such as rice or barley. This is the reason I used it in place of rice for this dish! 

I began by preparing the quinoa. This is a 2:1 ratio of water/broth to quinoa. In a saucepan, I mixed the vegetable broth, quinoa, and a few spices (salt, pepper, and a 1/2 teaspoon of sesame seed oil). Bring this to a boil, and once it boils turn to low, cover, and let it cook covered for about 10-15 minutes until all liquid is absorbed. Set this aside for later.

Next, I cooked up the vegetables. Now I went the easy way because it was a late night after work, so I used some frozen veggies that were in the freezer. I defrosted them for about 2 minutes then popped them into a pan with a light coating of sesame seed oil. I cooked them until tender and added some spices (pepper, red chili flakes, and toasted sesame seeds).

After the vegetables are done, add the quinoa to the vegetables. Also, add some soy sauce to coat.

Once the soy sauce is mixed in it is now time to add and cook the eggs. Therefore, I moved the mixture to the sides of the pan and added two eggs to the middle of the pan and cooked them until set.

After the eggs are set, mix the eggs in with the rest of the mixture until all combined.

Now you may enjoy! :)


1 c. quinoa

2 c. vegetable broth

2-3 c. frozen mixed vegetables of your choice

dash of salt and pepper

1/2 tsp. red chili flakes

1 tsp. toasted sesame seeds

1 tsp. sesame seed oil (or EVOO)

2 Tbsp. soy sauce (or more depending on your liking)

2 eggs

I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Olympic Pancake

The Olympics are in full effect right now and would you happen to know my cable is not working since moving into the new place. I have to rely on the internet and Facebook for pancakes were on the menu to distract me from all the Olympic craziness. I can't mention the words I have been saying to my cable box so I will give you a recipe instead.

The Olympic Pancake

2 egg whites

1 1/2 Tbsp. nut butter of your choice

1 Tbsp. oats

1 Tbsp. coconut (optional, add an extra Tablespoon of oats if omit)

3 Tbsp. almond milk or skim milk

1/4 tsp. cinnamon (optional)

Directions: Mix all together and place into a sprayed pan. When pancake begins to bubble flip and cook the other side until browned.

Optional toppings: More nut butter, bananas, strawberries, jelly, chia seeds, maple syrup, yogurt, etc.