BBQ'd stuffed red peppers and Quinoa Salad
Now this was a tastey dinner. I made Dreena Burton's Quinoa Salad from Vive le Vegan and stuffed red peppers from Vegan with a Vengance. Both were delicious.
I was especially impressed with the peppers which were fantastic. It was so hot yesterday that I wrapped them in tin foil and did them on the bbq rather than putting them on the oven. They were delicious this way. The combination of black beans, quinoa, mushrooms, chile powder and garlic was fantastic - and no cumin!! Yay! Funny, I was having this talk with a girlfriend yesterday about how she hates cilantro and I love it and how I hate cumin and she loves it. Taste really varies from person to person.
I am glad I gave Quinoa a second chance because I had made it before and really felt that I didn't like it. Let's face it, made plain without seasonings it is pretty unimpressive. Yesterday I really enjoyed it in the salad. Also, I made a nice breakfast cereal for myself yesterday with the quinoa. It was so hot here I actually had it cold and really enjoyed it. I added frozen raspberries, pecans, a touch of maple syrup and cinnamon and a little bit of silk soy milk. I should have taken a picture. This actually satisfied my craving for a brown rice pudding recipe for breakfast. Perhaps I will have it again this morning and take a picture this time.