|Quinoa, Pine Nuts, Green Onion, Cilantro from|
What's For Dinner?
|Southwestern Quinoa Sweet Potato Salad + Beets|
from Laws of Good Eating
The beets add such an interesting colour, to everything
- Southwestern Quinoa Sweet Potato Salad, from Laws of Good Eating
- I somehow missed the seasoning in this dish and ended up serving it sans salt, pepper and cayenne. As I ate it, I wondered how this colourful, hearty salad could be so bland? I couldn't sleep, waking up around 4am (too many nightmares of having ruined this dish!) and while writing this entry, realized I was incredibly hungry. I pulled out the leftovers from the fridge and took a few bites realizing that it still tasted fairly similar. After writing a bit more, I went to find the recipe to link and noticed all the seasoning giggling at me. With a quick eye roll and a sigh at myself, I went back into the kitchen to do this dish justice. It's delicious.
- As a side note, I added sliced roasted beets to this recipe because I was debating between that or trying Sarah's beet brownie recipe from simply cooked. Savoury won out as usual, but only because our guests were bringing dessert. Next time!
- Quinoa with Pine nuts, Green Onions and Cilantro, from What's for Dinner? (Anyone else know that cookng show? It's not named after it.)
- Following the recipe correctly really helped this dish. I'm also a big fan of cooking quinoa, or anything, in a stock of some kind. It adds so much flavour. This one is really simple, in preparation, appearance and flavour but it's a winner.
- Baked Sweet Potato Fries, from Zesty Cook
- I'll never get baked Sweet potato fries the way I like them: deep-fried.
- Herb Roasted Carrots, from TasteInspired
- I used dried thyme, rosemary, parsley. I think I meant to add some honey but forgot. I prefer honey-herb roasted carrots.
- Salmorejo, from suite101, Gillian's changes in Italics
2 lbs tomatoes, 6 medium-large tomatoes
2 slices white sandwich bread, crusts removed, half a loaf of old Italian Bread (50% off)
1/2 red bell pepper, nope.
2 large cloves garlic
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup olive oil
|She even edited this poorly taken picture...|
|Cold. Refreshing. Her dad's drink of choice.|
Time to go have some 7am breakfast soup.
for the thrill of it