Quinoa and Quintessence
|Early morning inspiration meal|
Yes, quinoa exemplifies the best power food. I try to eat it often and especially for breakfast. Eating a substantial, powered pack meal at the beginning of the day makes good sense. The recipe below was inspired by the Power Foods Cookbook. I changed it up a bit but not by much. It is easy to make and as you all know by now, I like easy.
Step 1. Cook 1 cup quinoa following the directions on package
Step 2. Whisk together the following:
1/4 cup fresh lime squeezed
1 garlic clove minced
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup EVOO
Step 3. Saute the following in a bit of oil until scallions are transparent and corn has a slight brown tint to it:
2 cups fresh cooked corn off cob or frozen corn
3 scallions or onion very thinly sliced
1 cup sliced mushrooms any variety
After the above is ready add the ingredients below until the cilantro softens:
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Step 4. Put Quinoa in bowl and mix in corn mixture. Pour the lime sauce over it.
You can serve this on chopped lettuce or even fill an avocado shell and serve the avocado on the side.