Spinach and Feta Quinoa

I’m going to catch up on these Thinkfood recipes some day,  I promise!

This recipe comes from Kevin of Closet Cooking.  You can find the recipe  here.

This was my first time making Quinoa, and luckily it was not hard to make.



I can’t say that I loved this dish.  Which is sad, because I was really excited to try a new grain!  I’m pretty sure I cooked the quinoa correctly, but it still seemed a little al dente.  But it had soaked up all of the liquid that it was cooking in, so it should have been done enough right?

I did like the flavor (or lack of flavor?) of the quinoa by iteself, and of course, who can go wrong with feta cheese.  Spinach I think I am coming around to.  I definitely didn’t love the flavor at first, but mixed in with other things I can handle it.  Maybe its time to try another Green Monster soon…….I tried one a few months ago and the spinachy flavor was WAY to much for me.

I also think I put too much lemon juice in.  I mean,  I like lemon flavor, but this was a little strong.  The recipe calls for “the juice of one lemon”  and I put in about half of the juice from my lemon.  I definitely prefer when recipes use more exact measurements.  That way – especially if it is a new type of recipe to me – I know exactly how much to use.  Lemons (limes, oranges, etc.) come in many different shapes and sizes.  This way, it just makes the recipe more clear for everyone.

Ease: B+, there is some prep involved, and you do have to watch things a bit while they are cooking, but once you put the quinoa in to soak, it is definitely not hard at all.
Taste: B-, I don’t know what it was, just not my thing I guess.

Would I make it again? Probably not this exact recipe, but I definitely want to try quinoa again.

Anyone have a great quinoa recipe??
I know there has to be at least one out there that I love.

Does anyone have an awesome green smoothie recipe for me to try??
I have some spinach leftover and I want to give it another go!  Especially now that I have a food processor, so I can blend it better!


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