Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Maple Cinnamon Raisin VOO Parfait & Spiced Quinoa

Maple Cinnamon Raisin Overnight Oat Parfait

- 1/3 cup quick oats
- 1 scoop chia seeds
- 2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze
- 1 tsp real maple syrup
- 2 tsp golden raisins
- A few good sprinkles of cinnamon
Mix together and put refrigerate overnight.  In the morning make banana soft serve (1 frozen banana, 3-5 T Almond Breeze) and layer with the oats.

This was one of the best breakfasts I have had in a while. It is a keeper fo sho.

Tuesday's Eats:

Breakfast: 2 eggs, 1 slice toast

Lunch: 2 leftover pork crepes, a peach, 1/2 red pepper, 1/4 cucumber

Snacks: cheese string, an orange, a chocolate truffle

Dinner: Chicken noodle soup, with ketchup & pepper stirred in because it makes it so good.

(Before adding ketchup)

 (After adding ketchup - mmmmm mmmmm)

My breakfast this morning was the oat parfait above.  Lunch was a couple more leftover crepes, red pepper and cukes, and an iced cappuccino.  I made a quinoa dish for dinner:

Spiced Quinoa
(serves 2)

- 3/4 cup quinoa (rinse well)
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 light coconut milk
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp curry
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 chopped cucumber
- 1 chopped tomato
- 1 cup chickpeas

Mix the first 7 ingredients in a pot, and bring to a boil.  Once boiled, remove from heat and simmer on LOW on another burner for 17-20 minutes covered.  Toss in cukes, tomato, and chickpeas, and stir to warm.

Do you like quinoa?  What is your favourite dish to make with it? 
Link to a great recipe if you'd like because I bought a big bag and so I have lots to use!

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Yelena said...

I love quinoa but I never make anything special with it. I have subbed it for barley in tabbouli before and it was great!

Haha- your apple a day comment cracked me up. I am slowly building back up to more apples :)

Anonymous said...

i have a huge bag from costco sitting in my closet...I need to whip it out (TWSS)..maybe this fall. :(

Morgan said...

you put ketchup in soup??? I'll have to try that out! I put ketchup on all sorts of weird stuff. My favorite being cottage cheese, it's a great combo.

Kat said...

I love quinoa!! I like to add a mexican flair to it by adding black beans, tomatoes, corn and cilantro topped with avocado. Yum yum. I also like it for breakfast in place of my oats, or I have made a granola out of it too!! Obviously the ideas are endless ;)

Madeline - Greens and Jeans said...

I rarely use quinoa unconventionally, but I think I need to start! I've seen people use it to make granola

Amber said...

Those parfaits you make always look SO GOOD! I Want you to come make one for me :-)

Kacy said...

I just bought some quinoa and then totally forgot about it. Looks like a great recipe!

Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

the Maple Cinnamon Raisin Overnight Oat Parfait just looks awesome!

i dont use quinoa too much, i just don't "reach" for it..but I really need to start incorporating it more!

and the comment to me about unschooling and that you were chatting w/ your teacher friends and that based on the 1:1 rather than 30:1 ration, that that alone can make it totally work..indeed! as well as love, time, energy and attention that a parent has for their pride and joy to to whatever it takes to help them succeed :)

Anonymous said...

Haven't tried quinoa yet but some day as I see it everywhere. Oh and believe it I won...the cheque was beautiful :-)

Chelsea said...

Quinoa is great on its own, or mixed into stir fries.

Anonymous said...

You took the plunge! I hope "round 2" was better for ya...

I haven't made it myself but there's a Quinoa-Zucchini Lasagna recipe on Peas & Thank You that looks delish!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I have never heard of someone putting ketchup in their soup! Very interesting! But it does make sense!

My fave quinoa dish is this quinoa pilaf I made last summer. It's sort of a time intensive one as you have to finely chop a bunch of vegetables, but it's delish.

BusyB said...

FIRST OFF YUMMMMM!!!! you are truly awesome!!! second off...quinoa...i never knew existed, now must go google lol!!!
HOPE YOU FEEL Better darn sniffs!

luv the johny part... ; ) thinking thats the most ladies idea of pirates as well lol!!!