I’m about to solve all your dining problems … well, at least for a meal or two. This week, I present a recipe for Quinoa (pronounced (“keen-wah”) and Veggies With Peanut Sauce. In a few easy steps, I am going to show you how to fool your friends into thinking that you are a way fancier cook than you really are AND create a yummy, healthy meal!
Quinoa and Veggies With Peanut Sauce
1 cup water
1/2 cup quinoa
Your choice of veggies, such as broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, celery, mushrooms
Medium-size block tempeh
1 Tbsp. oil
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup peanut butter
2-3 Tbsp. soy sauce
Crushed red pepper (optional)
Makes 2 servings
Now you might be saying, “Paige, what the heck is quinoa?” Answer: It is the seeds of a grain, and it is loaded with iron, amino acids, protein, calcium, antioxidants, and more! These little beauties will keep you healthy and are great for skin, hair and nails, too—can’t hate on something that makes you feel and look good.
The beauty of this dish is that it is QUICK to make—20 minutes, tops—and it will wow your friends and family! Plus, it tastes great hot or cold, so make a batch for dinner, then toss the leftovers in a container—you’ll have lunch for the next day! That’s what we like to call “feeding two birds with one scone.”
Don’t forget to get your hug on tomorrow!