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!|
Back to Quinoa.
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.
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.