Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Quinoa with Dried Cherries and Pistachios
To make it easy on myself I make the side dish Vegetarian friendly. Well, actually that really isn't that easy. Finding a balance that my family will like that contains the necessary nutrients for the two vegetarians. High on the list for the top 20 or so mainstays~ that a vegetarian needs to have is Quinoa. I've heard it's like rice. Not really though, it's really light, very yummy. I am once again pleasantly surprised by the taste and texture. I made some artichokes to go along with this meal. I was surprised how much protein is in this little vegetable. As well as potassium. It really is amazing what mother nature has provided for us that I've never given a thought to. For the meat eaters, I just made some meatballs in spaghetti sauce and garlic toast. Everyone seemed to happy and satisfied. YAY MOM!