Friday, February 22, 2008

My First Quinoa Experience

(alright, you get two pictures just because I couldn't decided which one I like more!)

What better way to try quinoa for the first time then with the Pineapple Cashew Quinoa Stir Fry from Vcon? At first I wasn't sure if I really loved quinoa on it's own, but after tasting it in the stir fry, I think I am in love! Wow. I love edamame (used instead of the green peas), I love pineapple, I love cashews, and I get really excited when I get to use my wok, so this dish is officially perfect in every way. Even my parents didn't mind it. However, I learned that apparently my mom has a strong hate for ginger and can taste even the tiniest bit in every dish, so she wasn't crazy about the ginger in here. I find this pretty weird since I didn't think it was a dominant flavor and my dad couldn't even taste it....go figure. I've been eating the leftovers (unfortunately, not a lot.....) for the past two days and I'm still craving this stuff. Yum..... Well, sorry for the short post, but I have some friends coming for a mini movie marathon (Saw, to be exact- I know, really weird coming from someone who cannot stand the thought of living creatures being harmed for any reason, but I do love my gory movies), but I promise to post within the next few days with something that has suspiciously been missing from my past few posts........dessert!

1 comment:

Vegan_Noodle said...

So glad you had a positive quinoa experience! I could eat that stuff everyday.