{meatless mondays : rainbow quinoa featuring my homegrown tomato!}

9 Sep


as i mentioned saturday, i harvested my first tomato from my early girl tomato plant… it was so exciting!


i used it in this quinoa dish with some chopped zucchini and sauteed sweet onion…


i ate two slices just to savour the flavour of hard work and dedication… plus, it’s the only one i’ve had all season so far!!  sigh… patience.

as i’ve mentioned countless times, the ratio for quinoa is 1:2. cook and set aside…


saute onions until they almost caramelize…


toss in chopped zucchini…


special tomato goes in at the end…


marry them all together… add in a healthy dose of S&P… a little dollop of some grass-fed butter does the trick for me, too!


nom nom…


i batch-cook mine and take it to work for lunches!  i love quinoa dishes both hot or cold… this one was particularly good refrigerated!  it may sound funny, but i like to pull my quinoa dishes out of the fridge and let them sit for about a half hour or so before eating… it’s the perfect temp that way, in my opinion 🙂

3 Responses to “{meatless mondays : rainbow quinoa featuring my homegrown tomato!}”

  1. anthony0358 September 9, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    wow this looks delicious!


  2. celestedimilla September 10, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    Anything with homegrown tomatoes is a treat! This looks yummy and healthy. Celeste 🙂


    • cooking with audrey September 10, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

      i agree… and i try to keep things healthy while also delicious! thanks for stopping by and commenting, celeste! 🙂


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