I enjoy reading the food blog, Poor Girl Eats Well. Dan and I have come up with some great meal ideas courtesy of her. Not to mention, it was on her blog that I won my first blog contest….ok, and my only blog contest. But still…..
Last week she posted a great recipe for a Spicy Shrimp Red Quinoa. She had posted recipes for quinoa before and I had been intrigued but never made it to the point of actually purchasing any. When I saw this recipe, I knew it was my opportunity to try it. After all, shrimp is a far superior crustacean. (Dan will disagree on that, something about an iodine allergy.)
The quinoa was fun to watch “pop” as it cooked – and I do love the red color.
The combination of the peppers, quinoa, cilantro and tomatos really made for a pretty dish. And tasty!
The quinoa does cook up (sort of like rice), so with the leftover quinoa, Dan made a pseudo-tabbouleh that we enjoyed the next day for lunch. Dan – pictures, please?