March 6, 2011

Tonight's Dinner [3-5]

Technically, this would be “Last Night’s Dinner,” but who cares? Yesterday, Cole was sweet enough to take a quick break from studying to go for a wonderful walk with me in the beautiful Saturday afternoon sun!  Yes, I said SUN!  It almost felt like spring!  Incredible.

Anywho, when we got back, I decided to attempt a dinner that was – to say the least – out of the ordinary dinner fare for us.  We had Tomato Feta Quinoa Pilaf with a side of homemade Naan (a traditional Indian flatbread).  It was pretty spectacular.

Quinoa Pilaf - Extremely high in Protein (12-18%) (!)

These two pictures are for Aunt LuRae. This, dear Aunt, is Naan. You can grill it or lightly fry it.  We did the latter and it turned out phenomenally.  It has the consistency of standard dinner rolls... but almost taste like perfectly fresh pita bread.

A sidenote about Quinoa: though when my mom offered me this recipe over the phone, I heard my dad in the background yelling, "Run, Cole, Run!!", this actually turned out to be a hit with the hubby.  Quinoa is high in natural protein and incredibly inexpensive.  While it may not be an entree to spend a week dining upon, it is a nice alternative to meat... AND it's great leftover. Also, Quinoa is being considered a possible crop in NASA's Controlled Ecological Life Support System for long-duration manned spaceflights. Pretty cool, huh? :)

For those whose curiosity is now inevitably piqued, you can find an awesome blog about Quinoa [here].

Now that I have confirmed any suspicions about how nerdy I really am, have a great Sunday!


PS - I spent the morning reading this book.  An excellent read thus far - and highly recommended. Paul Tripp is one of my favorite authors.
PPS - TWO WEEKS TIL SEESTER WEEKEND!!!! But who's counting...


  1. ah Laura! I love quinoa!!! I just need some good recipes!


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