nutty broccoli and quinoa


Husband loved this (he ate a TONNE).

I thought it tasted great, but visually it’s a little unsatisfying.

Next time I’ll use red quinoa.

I like my food pretty.

thai'd me over

Nutty Thai Broccoli and Qunioa

1 cup quinoa
1 cup water
1 block firm tofu, diced
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small head broccoli, chopped
3 tbsp natural peanut butter
1 tbsp tamari*, or to taste
1/4 cup beans (white, black, kidney, whatever), mashed
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste
1 tsp sesame seeds
Raw cashews, chopped

* tamari is the ‘salt’ in this recipe, so use it to taste

  • boil water, add quinoa and simmer (covered) for 15 min.  Set aside.
  • saute tofu in oil until golden brown
  • add garlic and broccoli and stir for 1 minute
  • reduce heat, add nut butter, tamari, beans and cayenne pepper and stir to combine.  If mixture is too dry, add water a little bit at a time.
  • when broccoli is tender-crisp, remove from heat, sprinkle with seeds and nuts and serve over quinoa

About Angela

My name is Angela. I am a 28 year old psych and criminology graduate, but I'd rather not diagnose you. I am a cuddle-slut. I can recite the entire script of The Princess Bride, (including accents) and believe that the meaning of life is contained within. Polyanna, commercials, and Oprah 'reunion shows' make me cry. I can whistle and hum at the same time, but I cannot touch my toes. I am an expert in both listening and talking. I look good in orange. I am a writer. I kick ass in Gin, Hearts, and Cribbage but I don't understand Canasta or Bridge. I can be heard singing Broadway numbers from my shower, and have dressed up as a viking princess, (complete with aluminum foil breast plate) The Phantom of the Opera, and a Ghostbuster for Hallowe'en. I have a bird named Bean. I have a brother named Adam. They are not related. I like vanilla body lotion, peanut butter, saunas, Jim Carrey, broccoli, pets,, Muppets, Kevin Smith, Corelle dishes, dry erase white-boards, Barenaked Ladies, Philosophy, the letter J, Harry Potter, picture frames, swimming, quilting, Michael Moore, genealogy, Raggedy Anne, tacky 50's tchotchke, 'Idiot's Complete Guide To' books, tweezers, feather pillows, polar dips, aquariums, Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Pepper. I don't like meat, gossips, cooked carrots, American Idol, mosquitoes, sweating, politics, public washrooms, tardiness, tuition, hunting, pat answers, pick up lines, brown bananas, cliches, pine scented air freshener, Kevin Costner, bacon, candied apples, pro-wrestling, humidity, and hypocrisy. Books I've read recently The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Dark Tower, When Nietzsche Wept, What's So Amazing About Grace?, Catcher in the Rye, Not Wanted On the Voyage, The Red Tent, The Little Prince, The Way the Crow Flies, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Poisonwood Bible, The Fall, The Knot of Vipers, Calculating God, The Chrysalids, Sick Puppy, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Franny and Zooey, The Brothers Karamazov, and jPod. I am slightly neurotic. No I'm not. Yes I am.

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