Quinoa Tacos and Eating With Others

I’ve made vegetarian meals before. Usually this involves pasta and a fair amount of cheese.  In an attempt to branch out and I decided to try making quinoa tacos.  They were excellent!  I learned a few valuable lessons in the process as well.  For example, one cup of quinoa cooked feeds an army (we’ll be eating tacos for awhile). So here’s what I did:

1.    Soaked one cup of quinoa for 5 minutes
2.    Heated oil in pan and added chopped garlic and onion
3.    Added quinoa and one and a half cups of vegetable broth to the pan
4.    Brought to a boil and simmered until most of the stock was gone
5.    Added a can of diced tomatoes, half a can of black beans and one cup of frozen corn
6.    Season with salt, pepper, cayanne pepper, a little paprika and some red pepper flakes

Served with warm corn tortillas, hot sauce and a salad.

Eating with Others

Today at lunch was a very different experience.  We had a staff lunch which involved BBQ and veggie wraps.  The wraps had black beans, lettuce, tomato, green pepper and….CHEESE!  I initially attempted to remove the cheese until I realized it was included throughout and the was no good way to do it.  I’m sure the wraps were good – but I couldn’t find a reasonable way to eat them. In the end I was relieved I’d brought taco leftovers with me, just in case!


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