morning suzanne…. what and how and where is your monday this week? (oh now that we have briefly chatted i know how your monday is, and you really needed another sunday, eh? enjoy your hangover nap.)
my kitchen has aromas of coffee and beets and grapefruit this morning. and i think
it’s a very interesting wonderful thing.
i’m boiling beets (which boil for a long time)… i may or may not include some chopped beets in this recipe,
Walnut Rosemary Quinoa
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 small onion
1-1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed in boiling water and drained
1 small red bell pepper, diced
3 cups water
1 tablespoon Tamari soy sauce (or to taste)
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried
1 cup fresh or frozen peas, thawed if frozen
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 350. Heat oil in a medium saucepan; add onion and quinoa. Sauté over medium heat, stirring constantly for about 3 minutes. Add red bell pepper and sauté an additional 2 minutes. Add water, soy sauce, rosemary and peas (if using fresh peas).
Bring to a boil and cover; simmer 15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Meanwhile, roast walnuts in 350 oven for 5 to 10 minutes. When quinoa is cooked, turn off heat and mix in walnuts and frozen peas (if using frozen peas). Let sit an additional 10 minutes and serve.
which i am making for friends tonight – except instead of the soy sauce, i actually boil up the grains in water with miso paste added. it really does wonders ! and i skip the peas if i don’t have them fresh.
oh, i wanted to tell you that last night i had dinner in TRUCKEE, CA – truckee is a wonderful mountain town right over the NV border into CA. it is nestled just at the bottom of DONNER PASS, where the beloved donner party ate each other on a winter night in 1846. poor things.
anyway, truckee is just darling and we ate at a little delicious restaurant inside the truckee hotel that is sometimes frequented by paul mccartney, who has a place in truckee.