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Runs for Cookies: VEGAN RECIPE REVIEW: Mexican Quinoa


It has been some time since I made this recipe, so hopefully I can bear in mind my ideas about it! Final weekend was a nightmare with the ground challenge, so I did not have time to put in writing up the submit. And simply now, I needed to search by way of my two week historical past to search out the recipe–I could not discover it wherever. Fortunately, I might pinned it on Pinterest and was capable of finding it that approach. There are a number of recipes for one thing just like this, however this one sounded the perfect to me.

The recipe I selected to evaluate is One Pan Mexican Quinoa, which you’ll find on Rattling Scrumptious. (I will hyperlink to it once more on the finish of the submit.) I like something that I can cook dinner in a single pan! 

Like all the recipes I cook dinner and evaluate, I made it precisely as written–except I forgot the cilantro. I am not an enormous fan of cilantro, in order that was superb with me. The components had been all fairly easy (one more reason I selected this recipe): olive oil, garlic, jalapeño, quinoa, vegetable broth, black beans, fireplace roasted tomatoes, corn, chili powder, cumin, lime juice, avocado, and cilantro.

You’ll be able to inform, primarily based on the components, that it is in all probability going to style like typical Tex-Mex meals (which I like!). 

This recipe is just about TOO simple, and I nearly really feel responsible for posting it as a substitute of one thing else I’ve made! I do cook dinner numerous new recipes (in all probability 4 every week?) as a result of I like making an attempt new vegan recipes–and it is particularly enjoyable to see if my household likes them. In the event that they take pleasure in it, then it is in all probability one thing that anybody would take pleasure in!

I solely took one image as I used to be cooking this as a result of it is so easy that there’s actually not a lot to share. First, you simply warmth the oil and cook dinner the garlic and jalapeño for a minute. Then you definitely add every part else to the pan, apart from the lime juice and avocado (and cilantro, if I might remembered to purchase it).

Then you definitely simply convey it to a boil, throw on a lid, and let it simmer till the quinoa is cooked by way of. Then you definitely add the lime juice and avocado, stir it collectively and serve! I like recipes that allow you to stroll away from it till it is executed cooking.

It seemed actually good when it was executed…

I needed the avocado had been somewhat extra ripe, however I could not discover any riper ones on the retailer.

Total, I believed it was actually good! Like I mentioned, it had the everyday Tex Mex flavors. It jogged my memory numerous my Beans & Rice recipe, which is a long-time favourite of my household. Since this recipe makes use of quinoa, it is undoubtedly extra nutritious; and I occur to like quinoa.

I needed Jerry to strive it as a result of I knew he’d prefer it loads (he loves my Beans & Rice), however he ended up consuming leftovers as a substitute. I could not perceive it! The following day, I heated up leftovers of this quinoa and requested him to at the very least style it. He’d by no means actually eaten quinoa earlier than, regardless that I have been cooking it on and off for at the very least 10 years.

Simply as I believed, he cherished it! He was very shocked to love it as a lot as he did and he mentioned he thinks he really prefers the quinoa over rice. So, Jerry has lately was a quinoa lover along with being obsessive about tofu. I nonetheless cannot recover from how a lot he loves tofu–haha! I do know somebody requested me for the recipe I used for the tofu that Jerry likes so much–it’s the lemon pepper tofu from this web site. I feel the rationale it is so good is as a result of I exploit oil-based marinade (which is best defined within the recipe submit). It is a VERY gentle lemon taste, so it is actually versatile. I bake it somewhat longer in order that it is very agency (not mushy in any respect). Jerry likes to eat it plain as a snack; I like so as to add it to bowls with grains and veggies and sauce or dressing. Anyway, this submit is not about tofu! Transferring on…

(Okay, earlier than shifting on… I simply realized that the lemon pepper tofu recipe I simply linked to is definitely from Plant Powered Folks–that’s the podcast I simply wrote about on Thursday!)

The children are so busy lately they usually weren’t dwelling to style the Mexican Quinoa. I’ll make it once more and see how they like it–they actually just like the Beans & Rice and since that is so related in taste, I feel they’d prefer it. The quinoa would possibly make them determine that they do not prefer it even earlier than they style it, although 😉

This recipe was undoubtedly a winner (at the very least for Jerry and me). I’ll add it to my “favorites” book–yes, I print recipes and put them in a three-ring binder. I do not know why it bothers me to convey my laptop within the kitchen and simply use the web site whereas I cook dinner. I all the time scribble notes about our ideas on it in order that I do know what we appreciated or did not like and what I’d change if making it once more.

Now, I’ve acquired to go make dinner–it’s been one other lengthy day! Each of my brothers came to visit and together with Jerry, they made some good progress within the lavatory (primarily rerouting the plumbing). If Brian is ready to come over once more tomorrow, we might have our bathtub/bathe put in. As soon as that’s executed, we are able to work on constructing the brand new closet after which my least favourite process in all the world: drywall. Each time I tape and dust drywall, I swear it will likely be the final time I ever do it. As soon as that’s executed, although, we’ll simply have the enjoyable beauty stuff left (portray, putting in the vinyl planks, and stuff like that).

Okay, I have to eat! Here’s a hyperlink to the Mexican Quinoa recipe on Rattling Scrumptious. It is not something tremendous particular, however I did not anticipate it to be–like I mentioned, it is quite simple and it tastes good. An ideal weeknight dinner when you do not need to stand on the range and cook dinner!
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