Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Of Cabbage and Quinoa

Below is the dinner from a while back that I promised. There are other dinners that I want to talk about, but I didn't manage to snap a picture. I guess that I'll just have to wait until I eat what was stashed in the freezer.

I'm sad that I haven't been able to keep up my red cabbage addiction, but Trader Joe's has been out of it the last few times that I have been there.  Here is one of the last things that I tried.

For some reason, I just couldn't bring myself to cook the cabbage even though I decided to have it in a German/Eastern European style.  Basically, I just nuked apple pieces in cinnamon, ginger, water, little maple syrup, and apple cider vinegar then poured the mixture on top of the cabbage. It was an interesting set of contrasts with the sweet/sour of the cooked apple and then the soft/crunchy between the apple and cabbage. I may make it again but with some alterations.

Here is my lazy quinoa dish, which turned out surprisingly good.  I had some leftover cooked regular and red quinoa that was reheated along with some frozen corn and peas.  On top is the tomato chutney from Trader Joe's.  It was missing a little something, and then I mixed the chutney in and added a little bit of soymilk and siracha hot sauce.  It was quick and easy, and I'll probably be making up several variations when I need a fast but healthy and tasty meal.

Future posts: I'll be in Chicago this weekend to visit one of the graduate schools to which I was accepted.  The chemistry department knows that I'm vegan, so I'm curious as to how I'll be accommodated for outside meals, and I know that I'll be visiting some sort of veg place on my own before I leave town.

1 comment:

Mihl said...

I think I could eat such a quinoa dish every day!