By the time I thought about dinner this evening it was 8 pm. I’d been so busy enjoying the rare Seattle Sun, walking my dog, and hanging out with hubby, that time just got away from me.
I whipped up a couple of bowls of quinoa from a package that included spices. The box recommended letting the quinoa sit covered after it was done absorbing the water I’d boiled it in. Before I set it aside, I chopped up a bunch of cherry tomatoes and added them (and a dollop of olive tapenade) to the pot.
As the quinoa mix was sitting aside, I fried up a few “beefless tips” by Gardein and threw them in the mix. The result was a tasty, easy dinner that was filling, satisfying, and nutritious.
Hubby (a not-yet-vegan) wanted to see Forks Over Knives so we sat down with our plant-based meal and watched the documentary. It was even better than I’d remembered. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it.
I love throw it together meals like this. The Gardein and cherry tomatoes are a nice touch.
Thanks for commenting! It’s was surprisingly delicious. I also like just throwing things together and experimenting in the kitchen 🙂
Quinoa has plenty of nutritious nutrients including protein…more expensive than other grains but certainly more economical than meat as a source of protein….as you know , I’m not even vegetarian let alone vegan but more and more I do have vegetarian meals to the amazement (or chagrin) of family and friends. I enjoyed my first vegan meal yesterday, May 11. 2013.
Yes, it’s a wonderful grain. I’m happy you had your first vegan meal yesterday. I hope you enjoyed it and that it was the first of many more.
PS…my encouragement to your hubby.