I've not been posting as often lately, it's been hectic at work, although that is hopefully slowing down a little now. Food has been a bit of a chore and I wanted to reinvigorate my tastebuds with something different.
I spent last night poring over recipe books, searching for something inspiring for breakfast. Today was taken care of, scrambled eggs at a meeting, which I now think had some milk in the mix . But what about the rest of the week? I love eggs, leftover meat with green veggies, occasionly I do feel like I could kill for a piece of crisp white toast, but hey it's so not on my food list and I want to be compliant.
Tomorrow I am going to make Quinoa, a bit dull? Well maybe.... maybe not.
2.5 cup water, or nut milk, rice milk or for the lucky amongst us... dairy
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup quinoa, rinsed well until the water runs clear
1/4 cup chopped dates (or figs, apricots, cranberries... up to you!)
2 Tbsp butter (I prefer ghee)
1/8 tsp gound cardamom
1/8 tsp ground fennel seeds
a few drops of veggie glycerine/agave or compliant sweetener
1/4 cup toasted, chopped nuts (I used walnuts, but pinenuts, almonds etc would be fab)
Combine all ingredients except the dates/butter/nuts in a saucepan and cook over a low heat until the liquid has evaporated and the grains are tender but still have a bit of bite (It took me approximately 15 mins).
Stir in the dates and butter (or ghee) then top with the chopped nuts. Can be eaten hot or cold, but I like it hot!
I'll experiment with other spices and I might try a savoury version with onions, turmeric, cumin, cilantro, fennel seed and maybe even some chilli. Yummy.
Hope you like it.