A guest post by Elizabeth Thomas
I am thrilled to have been introduced to quinoa! After it’s cooked, quinoa takes on a similar shape to couscous, but has more depth in texture and flavor, making it perfect for salads and some slow cooker recipes. Most grocery stores carry quinoa, but Costco sells a 4 lb bag of Organic quinoa for $6.00. I have been cooking with that bag for weeks and still have plenty to use. Click here for the Quinoa with Chard and Leeks recipe.
I like to drizzle with a little sesame oil right before serving for a delicious Asian flavor. Trader Joe’s Southern Green Mix is perfect for this dish. It is a combination of Collards, Turnips, Spinach and something else, but is pre-chopped and sells for less than $3.00/bag. The first time I made this, my husband told me that he wanted to eat it every day! I wouldn’t say that he is a whole grain, greens lover, so this was a huge compliment!