Friday, June 28, 2013

Quinoa Cakes

This had to be the easiest recipe in the Herbivoracious Cookbook. I think this is the only recipe I've done that I actually had all the ingredients for which is a nice change.  I used rainbow quinoa for the recipe. I didn't make the quinoa very far in advance so I had to put it in the fridge after it was done to get it to cool off more quickly

I followed the recipe closely but it's a recipe that you can change up by adding different spices. If you ever have leftover quinoa this is the perfect recipe. It is a vegetarian recipe but I again unvegetarianized it by topping it with some stewed beef. I'm thinking without that it may have been a little dry so it added some moisture to the cake.

Check out the video to see what all went into making these cakes.

Rainbow Quinoa Cooked Quinoa

Monday, June 03, 2013

Sicilian Spaghetti with Pan-Roasted Cauliflower

Sicilian spaghetti with pan-roasted cauliflower
I tend not to eat a lot of pasta and when I do it's always brown rice pasta since I've been doing my best to eat gluten free. I'm a fan of the Jovial brand pastas.  I'm also on a low sulfur diet so don't eat a lot of broccoli and cauliflower but I couldn't resist this recipe from the Herbivoracious Cookbook.

I followed this recipe pretty closely and only omitted one thing, the raisins. I even bought some pine nuts which is a real treat for me.  I just love pine nuts but I don't love how expensive they are so doing this recipe gave me a good excuse to buy some.

Cauliflower + lemon is always a good combination and the added orange juice and zest made it even better. The recipe also suggested adding some of the pasta water at the end if it's a little dry and I should have added a litte more to soak up all of the goodness stuck to the the bottom of the pan.  This dish makes really good leftovers too.