7.06.2011

What I'm making for supper...

More often than not, I'm at a loss for what to fix for dinner (or supper as they call it here in Shreveport).  A normal fix is a rotisserie chicken from Brookshires.  Stephen loves those.  And I love him.  So I get them a lot.  It's easy, ok?  Don't judge.

But with Summer here, and the 200% humidity issue outside, by the time I get off work, all I want to do is fix something fast, that is light and not that heavy.

I think this is what needs to happen tonight:

via How Sweet it Is blog... LOVE HER!  She makes me laugh out loud!
I was just at the store yesterday and saw a brand spankin new selection of Quinoa and Orzo!  This is only exciting to someone who does not live near a Whole Foods or Central Market.  I only have my sweet little Brookshires where the sweet men who work there carry my groceries to my car for me.  And say yes ma'am after every question I ask them.  I love it.

Back to Quinoa.

Quinoa (according to Wiki) has many great qualities.  Unlike wheat or rice (which are low in lysine), and like oats, quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it a complete protein source, unusual among plant foods. It is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest.

One of my favorite meals is Tomato Basil Pasta... but I think this would be a good alternative to pasta, and more healthy than pasta. Win Win!

After our trip to the Farmers Market this weekend... I really want to make something light with the heirloom tomatoes I bought.  All I lack is some mozzarella pearls.  I have everything else, even fresh basil that we bought this weekend to grow.  I was tired of buying the little package of basil at the store and it going bad in like, a day.


Via
She even tells you how to make your own basil infused oil for this recipe.  Yes please.

Check out the recipe and more photos of this de-lish dish on her blog, How Sweet It Is.  There are so many wonderful recipes on there.  Definitely worth your perusing.


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