Saturday, March 13, 2010
"Cheesy" Kale Chips and Garlic Quinoa with Shrimp
we then loaded both our bikes into the escape and took them over to tri-speed for an annual tune-up. mine is 2 years over-due and i noticed some rough gear changes when i was out on the road with dad this past week.
back home to take the dogs to the tennis courts to run around, sans mud, and then a quick rejuvinating nap. then, cleaning time! we just got a new steam cleaner and tried it out on the couch, kitchen counters, and kitchen floor. it was awesome on the counters and floor but it didn't meet my expectations on the couch (the main reason we got it, in my mind).
"cheesy" kale chips. i say cheesy in quotes because they are actually vegan and have no cheese on them whatsoever. as a dairy loving girl, they don't taste at all cheesy to me but they are still super good. i definitely like these better then the plain kale chips and i will be experimenting with this recipe for sure. here is what i used to make this batch.
variation of this a while back but decided to change it up a bit (mainly because i didn't have any lime).plus, quinoa gave me the third whole grain i needed. (not 100% sure it's technically a whole grain, i always get confused as to what food group it is exactly. you tell me what you think . . . )
quoted from wikipedia:
"Quinoa, a species of goosefoot, is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal, or grain, as it is not a grass."
is it clear now??
anyway, whatever it is, it's good! this was super yummy and i got that super food also know as quinoa which i haven't had in quite some time. it was my first time having the red quinoa and it tasted almost the same as the white, perhaps a bit nuttier.
Lemon Garlic Quinoa with Shrimp, Tomatoes, and Basil
1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
3/4 cup chicken stock
1/2 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbs extra virgin olive oil, divided
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
6 leaves basil, chopped
bring quinoa and chicken stock to a boil in a medium sauce pan. reduce heat and simmer until all liquid has been absorbed (about 20 minutes).
so, with dinner, i had checked off all my nutrition requirements for the day (on the right). horray!
ok, so, finally, goodnight! don't forget to set your clocks forward. more sun tomorrow (or perhaps tuesday when this rain is supposed to finally end.)