For assignment three I wanted to use quinoa as I do not use it very often but I know I like it. I wanted to make three different types of dishes. I first wanted to make a breakfast item.
I made blueberry quinoa breakfast bars. These use a lot of items I did not have in my pantry, but were fairly easy to make.
1 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1/4 chia seeds
1 cup mashed bananas
2 tablespoons almond butter
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 blueberries
To prepare you want to combine dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately. Combine and then fold in blueberries. Cook at 350 for 25-35 minutes.
These bars are nutritious and perfect for someone like me who is usually running out the door in the morning.
For my second dish I made an appetizer. For this appetizer I was a little creative and altered another recipe I found by changing ingredients that I had in my fridge. I turned quinoa pizza bites into quinoa spinach bites.
This recipe includes:
1 cup cooked Quinoa
3 large eggs
1 cup shredded Romano Cheese (Switched from Mozzarella)
Hand full of Spinach (Switched from 1/3 cup pepperoni)
Mix ingredients together and cook at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
The third recipe was making a southwest quinoa soup. My new favorite thing to make is soup. It is easy, freezable, and allows me to use up food I have had for awhile.
The soup I made consists of:
Low sodium Chicken Broth
1 pack Bird’s Eye frozen Southwest Style Protein Blender
1 can Jalapeño
a ton of quinoa