I work from home for part of my day. Sometimes I just get an urge to cook something, even though it is technically the middle of my work day. I guess that is the benefit to a flexible schedule. Since I am not usually one to get an urge to cook something, I went with it. I knew I had some food set to expire/go bad, so I started there.
Actually, the only thing not ready to go bad was this quinoa. I was planning on tofu and veggies, but I wanted a grain to go with it. What better grain than quinoa. If you are looking for something that packs a nutrition punch from the grain family, make this your pick.
I marinated this in balsamic vinegar and a little green olive mustard.
I really love my Lock and Lock containers. I know there are many brands around now, but I have been using these for years. I put my lid on and lock in place, then I am ready to toss my tofu and coat it with my marinade.
Looking good so far!
I also have some red pepper underneath all of these other veggies.
I sautéed them in a little olive oil and then later added some balsamic.
Once all of this was taken care of, I started on my quinoa.
It only takes 10-15 minutes to cook.
I baked my tofu in the oven, so here it is finished and ready to go.
Time to mix it all together.
I enjoyed this dish hot, but it will also be delicious served as a cold quinoa salad.
I had tons left over, so Ryan and I ate some as leftovers. He liked it too!
QUESTIONS: What is your favorite grain? Have you ever tried quinoa? What is your favorite way to prepare quinoa?
Happy Memorial Day!!! I hope everyone has a great day off and enjoys some time with family and friends.