Is it just me or is this a long week? After another busy day at work, I’m ready for the weekend and it’s only Wednesday. Part of my stress is gearing up for the half-marathon this weekend trying to balance training, exercising and tapering down/resting for it. And knowing that there won’t be much relaxing, or sleep, this weekend. At the same time I’m excited for it and had a great 3 mile run after work today increasing my pace without trying. I’m also carbing up a little this week prepping for it and decided quinoa and lentils would be perfect for dinner.
I love cooking these two together because the cook times and water ratios are similar. Tonight I simmered:
- 1/4 cup black quinoa
- 1/4 cup green lentils
- 1 tbsp. curry powder
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 cup water
For 25 minutes over medium heat for a fast curry lentil quinoa dish.
While cooking, I threw together a salad creating more hummus dressing since I had a new hummus flavor to try and the dressing is so darn easy. I just plopped a couple of tablespoons of TJ’s spicy hummus, about 1/2 cup of water and a couple of tablespoons of nutritional yeast into a bowl and mixed for another fast dressing.
And my quick, post-run dinner is served with a couple of dark chocolate squares for dessert. Gotta get in those antioxidants, right? :-)
The lentil/quinoa combo was great, perfect amount of curry spice that wasn’t overkill with the spicy hummus dressing.
And I had enough leftover for lunch tomorrow, I mixed the lentils and quinoa with the salad to eat cold.
What’s your favorite way to eat quinoa?