What’s really frustrating about this week is that even though it’s been busy, it seems to be going by slowly! So hooray for tomorrow being Friday! There’s still so much going on at work and I just feel like I need more time to catch my breath and catch up with my growing task list. I did get some time in the kitchen to create a new quinoa recipe – Creamy Tahini Quinoa.
Creamy Tahini Quinoa
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups water
- 2 tbsp. tahini
- 1 tbsp. grated ginger
- 1 tsp. soy sauce
- 2 tbsp. dijon mustard
- 1 carrot, shredded
- 1 cup chopped spinach
- Salt and pepper to taste
Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Reduce heat to a simmer and stir in tahini. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Then stir in ginger, soy sauce, dijon mustard, carrot, and spinach. Cook for another 5 minutes stirring frequently. Serve and enjoy. Makes about 4 servings.
I admit, I cheated on the spinach.
I had to hit my freezer stash since I was out of fresh.
The quinoa came out great, tangy, creamy, and rich. The ginger and mustard added a nice zing and the spinach and carrot shreds added color and texture. Perfect fast and easy dinner after another draining day.
And today happens to be WTF Thursday where I have an odd combo of dwindling fresh ingredients in my fridge thanks to being too busy to shop and recipe plan. I threw together a fast salad of shredded jicama, chopped tomato, and avocado.
And a quick dressing by tossing an orange, small chuck of ginger, and walnuts into the Vitamix.
Together they made a fabulous, gooey mess.
And I took a queue from JL goes Vegan for fast cooking cauliflower to go with my salad since I was too fried to chop it into neat little florets. I just whacked the head into quarters.
Placed in a ceramic bowl and poured a little soy sauce over it.
Covered and microwaved for 10 minutes to steam and flavor the cauliflower.
It completed my odd Thursday dinner nicely for a little saltiness to go with the sweet salad.
The salad dressing was very thick and creamy with a nice amount of orange flavor that didn’t cross over into bitter.
But my lap buddy was frustrated there was nothing she wanted to beg for.