Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Keen Party

Last night, the clock ticked down towards the dinner hour and I had no idea what we were having.  So, we needed something quick & easy.  After ransacking the pantry & fridge, inspiration struck!

Organic quinoa to the rescue!  The cool thing about quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is that its both a gluten free grain and a protein. 

So into a saucepan went chicken stock, water, a head of minced garlic, and a little salt to start the party.  The guest of honor, quinoa, joined the party hosts after taking a quick shower in the sink. 


While they were partying (at a full boil), a chopped onion, two chopped zucchinis, one cut up roasted yellow bell pepper and two of its red cousins attended another party in a skillet with a little bit of olive oil, salt, and paprika.

When the quinoa was done enjoying the saucepan party, it was fluffed with a fork and alternately layered in a bowl with the skillet party goers.  They had a meet and greet and were gently mixed up in order to get to know all the party guests better.

This combined party in a bowl then attended a family party and was introduced to a plate, a fork, and four hungry mouths!  The family party goers all agreed that this was a keen quinoa party worth repeating!

Oh yes.....all the quinoa party guests apologize that the quinoa was gobbled up before the paparazzi could get through security and start snapping pictures of that completed keen quinoa party in a bowl.  But, if you are not familiar with the star, quinoa, you can go here to learn more & see what it looks like!

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17 comments:

  1. That looks and sound so good!!!!

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  2. sounds like a party i want to attend!
    looks devine

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  3. This is my kind of meal. Looks so good. Thanks for posting the ingrediants

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  4. Sooooo, business in the kitchen... PARTY IN YOUR MOUTH! Holy drool tidal wave! That looks and sounds flippin' delicious!!! You, SERIOUSLY know now to party, girl! Yee HAW!

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  5. sounds like you had a mighty fine party goin' on, girl!

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  6. I'm embarrassed to say I've never had quinoa and it's so popular on in blogand. I'm going to have to try it soon so I can see what the fuss is all about!

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  7. This sounds delicious...looking forward to trying some!

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  8. Love the story about the party!

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  9. I only recently started eating quinoa...I have no idea what took so long. I love it.

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  10. I love quinoa. Thanks for sharing. Sounds yummy!

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  11. Fun, fun, fun and a great recipe. I just discoverd quinoa and love it.

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  12. I'm a vegetarian, so we eat lots of quinoa around here. SO much fun! Stopping by from Time Travel Tuesday :)

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  13. A brilliant quick recipe, thanks for sharing! I'm stopping by from Time Travel Tuesday too:)

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  14. Big quinoa fans over here and that looks like a colorful group of party guests! Happy Time Travel Tues to you xxxx

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  15. I love quinoa! I just wish that the rest of my family would like it just as much! I have to add some sort of meat or something because it as the main dish would probably cause some sort of hysterics! LOL!

    stopping by from Time Travel Tuesday!

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  16. We had quinoa before and werent too thrilled with it. But I like this recipe a whole lot. Going to give it another try. :)

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  17. We tried quinoa before and werent too thrilled. Love this recipe and will give it another try. :)

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