07 May, 2012
Encounter with quinoa
Posted by: turbomammoth In: Uncategorized
Monday. Argh. I don’t know why, I felt tired all day long. Luckily it’s all over now!
As my blog title is saying, tonight I cooked quinoa for the first time. I know, I know, where was I when quinoa was becoming this trendy healthy thing that everyone seems to be cooking right now!?
I cooked quinoa with a pumpkin curry with chicken that wasn’t up to my expectations (read here, up to the normal curry I cook usually). The quinoa itself tasted just wrong : the recipe made me mix a bit of pumpkin puree with spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, clove) and maple syrup. It was way to sweet for me and the taste of the pumpkin was all over the place… I’m not going to cook it again.
However, I had cooked a bigger quantity of quinoa that the recipe actually needed. My plan was to keep a bit of the quinoa to put together a quinoa salad : I planned a training for tomorrow night after my job and I wanted something quick to put together when I’ll get home.
I threw together the quinoa leftover, black beans, corn, 2 italian tomatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, cumin and kosher salt. To my releive, it tasted good! The quinoa adds a fluffiness and light feeling to the mixt and the flavors are really fresh when put alltogether. I’m planning to toasted some whole wheat tortillas in the oven and have them with salsa and my quinoa salad… No doubt that it will gonna be much more better than my not-so-good dinner from tonight!
Ever had a recipe that looked really good in the books but turned out a big ”never again”?