Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I Think It's Time To Break Up
Quinoa, I want to like you but you keep letting me down. I keep giving you my all and time and time again you give me nothing.
I have a gigantic bag of of you that I would feel bad throwing away. Nothing good comes from any ways I have cooked you. Heck, quinoa you're even hard to pronounce (KEEN-Wuh).
When I saw a post for you in a pudding I thought maybe you could redeem yourself. Boy was I wrong.
Quinoa Pudding with Apricots and Pistachios
By Dinners and Dreams
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
2 cinnamon sticks (I used ground cinnamon)
1 cup water
3 cups almond milk (I used fat-free lactaid)
1 tablespoon honey (I used agave nectar)
1 teaspoon orange blossom water (I don't know what this is.. it sounds scary)
2 gum mastic grains, ground (optional) (yeah.. no thanks)
½ cup chopped dried apricots (didn't use this)
¼ cup chopped pistachios (or this)
Place the quinoa and cinnamon stick with the water and almond milk in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Lower the heat to low, cover with a lid and cook for about 12 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Stir in the honey, orange blossom water and gum mastic. Serve topped with the apricots and pistachios.
As much as I wanted this to taste good, it really didn't. So instead of throwing it away I mixed it with yogurt, strawberries, and raisins.
It's not you, it's me.
I love you, but I'm not in love with you.
We could still be friends.