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