Quinoa Salad

T2015-03-14 12.04.33his is one of the dishes I make when I cook once and eat (at least) twice. I cook a big batch of quinoa one day and make different recipes out of it.

Quinoa is also called the “wonder grain” because it cooks more quickly than rice, is virtually foolproof, and is lighter and more nutritious than other grains.

This salad will keep for at least 2 days in the fridge. I think it’s even better when it’s had a few hours to sit and let the flavours marinate before eating.

Simple Savoring (Nut) Bread

2015-03-12 07.45.14This is a never fail bread recipe even non-bakers out there can make.

The secret is in the resting period after mixing 4 simple ingredients together. Then you let the dough sit for 8 to 24 hours. The gluten develops while the dough rests which means you don’t have to do any kneading. The bread is extra wet which means it gets nice and chewy in the middle and crusty on the outside.

Chai tea

2015-02-04 09.43.30Another confession: I used to be addicted to Chai tea latte. I couldn’t pass a Starbucks without buying me one ….

But did you know that typical chai lattes from coffee shops can contain up to 10 teaspoons worth of sugar? Oftentimes it’s made not made the traditional way (with herbs) but with a flavored syrup. Real, traditional chai is delicious and doesn’t need much sugar.

Stuffed red peppers

Cooked red peppers have a sweet taste and are full of vitamin A and C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber.2014-10-22 17.49.56

From all the peppers — green, orange, yellow, and red — red peppers pack the most nutrition, because they’ve been on the vine longest.

You can stuff them with rice but if you want to try something different, use quinoa and amaranth, like in this recipe.