I’m not a great cook. We all have our strengths. Cooking is not one of mine. Enter my real life friend who recently started a blog and can cook her tail off – Donna, aka tarheelmom. I’ve mentioned her awesomeness before when I shared how thankful I am for her baked macaroni. Last night, I tried another one of her recipes, and to say it was a home run is an understatement. I made her quinoa with roasted garlic and tomatoes.
|I added a little arugula as a garnish because I’m all fancy like that.|
Yeah, that’s right – I roasted my own garlic – thanks to Donna for showing me how. It was Delish – yes, it deserves a capital D! It was a great stand alone dish, although the kids had a chicken breast with their portion. My kids aren’t tomato lovers yet (I hope someday), so I just served theirs before I added the tomatoes. I just had to share this with you because it was such a simple dish to prepare, and it definitely packed a flavorful punch not to mention it’s actually good for you.
Check out my new bowl – thanks to Michelle at Ten June for the tip on World Market.
So head on over to tarheelmom for the full recipe. Next time you have to bring a dish to a dinner party you’ll look like some kind of culinary genius! My own friends would be shocked to see me walk in with something that didn’t come already prepared from Whole Foods. 😉
Have you tried any recipes with quinoa (pronounced keen- wha)? It’s such a great, healthy alternative to rice, and I’m learning that you can do so much with it! I’m a big fan of healthy food that tastes like a treat for your taste buds.
Happy Wednesday! Back tomorrow with another Pinterest inspired project.