When I saw this bowl I knew I had to get It. Made in Turkey but It reminds me at Missoni knitwear. I can't go out without buying a little something for the kitchen or the table. That is my thing, I have table top items everywhere. I use them on a daily bases. I am the one who thinks that everything has to be used almost immediately, I am the same with shoes.
What I've been cooking lately is quinoa with veggies.
I add carrots, zucchini, broccoli, red onion, orange zest and cranberries.
I am in the mood of Hippie Chic style: food + home + life.
It is the freedom to mix and match with no rules. Eat mother nature's gifts, a fresh mix of vegetables, fruits, grains, seeds and nuts. Everything spontaneous, natural and stress free.
I bought these beauties and decided to make a Hippie Chic salad with them.
For my Hippie Chic salad I made a light vinaigrette with dijon and walnut oil.
I love quinoa!
Originated in the Andes region of South America, specially from Bolivia and Peru. The Incas called the mother of all grains.
This is super grain of the century.
Commonly referred to used as a grain but what we eat is the seed of the plant.
Has the most protein of any grain and contain all amino acids. High in fiber and nutrients.
Is gluten free, cholesterol free and easy to digest.
For my quinoa bowl:
1 cup of quinoa, follow the packets recipe.
I tend to add a little less water than is said.
I sauté in olive oil:
1 red onion - finely chop
2 garlic cloves - mince
2 carrots - finely chop
1 zucchini - finely chop
1 steam of broccoli - cut into very small florets
1/4 cup cranberries
1 orange zest
Combine the crunchiness veggies with the cooked quinoa.
Additional: sometimes I add toasted pin nuts, almonds.
raisins, lemon juice, mint, cilantro.... any thing you like...