Quinoa for Breakfast
The 10 Things you Need to Eat. I was a huge fan of his when he had a show on the food network and although he has been off air for some time, I continue to be inspired by his recipes.
I came into the segment midway through and when I realized it was Dave talking, I called the radio station and asked what the heck they were talking about. I was presently parking at Sports Chalet to pick up some stuff for the kids, however when I was done there I made a bee line for Borders. I bought the book on the spot. No need to thumb through it, I knew what I was getting myself into.
I have always liked quinoa. I had never made it right. It always came out too wet. Dave solved that problem by sharing his discovery. Cook quinoa with 1 part quinoa to 1 1/4 part water. Rather than 1 to 2 as the package suggests. Works like a charm.
I was instantly drawn to the Creamy Breakfast Oats and Quinoa. I do love a good bowl of oatmeal, but can't eat it everyday. I make Dave's quinoa and oats a few times per week and it is the perfect balance of sweet vs. savory with the extra added bonus of it being "hot". I like a hot breakfast in the morning and this is no exception.
All I thought about, during my early morning yoga practice today, was coming home and making this big bowl of goodness!
1 1/2 cups of milk ( I use soy milk)
1 Tbls. honey
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
3/4 cup whole oats
In small saucepan, bring the milk, honey, cinnamon, & salt to a simmer over medium heat. Add the quinoa ( I keep a big batch of it in the fridge and it lasts all week) and the oats, over and cook until mixture is thick and creamy, about 7-10 minutes.
I also add some raisins when cooking. If I have fresh blueberries, I add those once cooked. This is a breakfast addiction!
p.s. if you get the book, make the Quinoa & Chickpea Falafel balls. So light and delicious!