Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) isn't just a grain. It's a conversation starter. A sometimes controversial one at that. Quinoa isn't any stranger to this blog but lately I've been enjoying watching other people discover this super grain. They either love it or love to hate it. It usually goes something like this:
Girl A: Yeah, I'm not really eating gluten these days.
Kathleen: Oh, are you into quinoa?
Girl A: Is that how you pronounce it!?
Kathleen: Yeah, I'm trying the whole vegan thing these days...
Girl B: Oh! Are you into quinoa!? I love, love, love quinoa!
Kathleen: Yeah, totally! Yum!
Boy A: Yeah, I'm working on my six pack. No beets. No carbs. Nothing.
Kathleen: What about quinoa!?
Boy A: Quinoa makes me barf.
Kathleen: Did you like In Defense of Food?
Tara: No. It made me feel like a white bread eating asshole. I'm just not going to start cooking 'keeeeen-wah' for my family.
Who knew such a small grain could elicit such a big reaction. The other evening we had some veggies to eat up before leaving for vacation the next morning. I simply roasted some asparagus and slice portabella mushroom (lightly coated with olive oil and seasoned with salt) in the oven at 400F for 20 minutes or so. I cooked up some quinoa, threw in the roasted veggies and topped it off with a little bit of soy sauce (shoyu) and rice vinegar.
More J&K quinoa recipes:
• Green Protein Bowl
• Quinoa Scramble
• Quinoa with Asparagus and Fried Egg
• Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
• Going with the Grain by Jason Hudson
• Quinoa is Indeed a Miracle by Lindsey at Wolf Shorty
J & K started this blog project to document the remodel of their 1929 historical home in the heart of Oklahoma City. It has now turned into a documentation of life, food, fashion, freelance, inspiration, design, adventures and details around the J & K house.
Kathleen works as an award-winning brand consultant and designer specializing in small business branding at Braid Creative & Consulting. Jeremy is a software engineer and is the left-brain to Kathleen’s right.
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J & K: Blog Archive
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- Real Life
- A Wish List
- Seen and Heard
- The Easter Bunny Gives Me the Creeps
- Anatomy of an Outfit: Sweating it Out
- Meeting Bloody Mary | New York Part 4
- A Case of the Hiccups | New York Part 3
- Hello, Donny | NY Part 2
- Hello, Brooklyn | NY Part 1
- Quinoa with Roasted Veggies
- Landlord | Matters
- We Relay Well
- Anatomy of an Outfit: Loosen Up
- Custom Wedding Invitations: Modern Topography
- Anatomy of an Outfit: Jeremy Style
- Public Speaking
- Identity: Design Crush
- 10 Months Freelance
- Why Mister Scooty Boots is On My Sh*t List
- ▼ April (21)
- ► 2010 (387)
- ► 2009 (406)
- Eva Black | Spaces
- Emma Dime
- Life as an Artistpreneur
- Jane Reaction
- Ink & Letters
- Meg Biram | The Edit
- Sarah Von Bargen's Small Biz Blog
- Design Crush
- The Equals Record
- Emmarie Designs
- Rory Gordon
- Yellow Brick Home
- The Creatives Project
- Silly Grrl
- Photographers Skeen
- The Clothes Make the Girl
- Bringing Design Home
- Pip & Estella
- A Practical Wedding
- Kind of a Sideshow
- Sandra Juto
- Old Sweet Song
- Rambling Renovators
- Brooklyn Bride
- Design Crush
- Experiment in Poverty
- The Jealous Curator
- Making it Lovely
- Dressing on the Side
- The Oklahoman
- Young House Love
- Oh So Beautiful Paper
- A Cup of Jo
- Brooklyn Limestone
- Glamour Weddings