I was fascinated when I discovered quinoa (keen-wah). A grain that has protein. Cool! It tastes great too. Not a strong flavor so you can put it with almost anything.
I found a recipe for Cheesy Quinoa Pilaf with Spinach. This was more of a quinoa pilaf with some spinach added. I was (and am still) trying to add more vegetables to my meals, so I adjusted this recipe to be more of a spinach side dish with some quinoa. It has now become one of my favorites. The ingredients are easy and most can be kept on hand.
Cheesy Spinach with Qunioa
1 cup of water (to cook the quinoa)
You can really use any combination of cheese and nuts that you like. I have also tried feta with pine nuts. Very tasty as well, but Parmesan is my favorite so far. I would suggest a relatively strong tasting cheese. Hmmmm I wonder how blue cheese and walnuts would be.
Have you tried Quinoa?
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