Quinoa and Vegetables

I think a lot of people think a nutritious meal means a lot of time spent in the kitchen. Quinoa is a very versatile seed and takes only about 20 minutes to make. It is also a great source of protein.

Quinoa and Vegetables
The Sweet Plant Life
Serves 3-4

1-1/2 cups quinoa
Your favorite veggies
Sauce ingredients such as sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, amino acids


To prepare the quinoa, measure it out and rinse with water. Place in saucepan. If you are using 1-1/2 cups of quinoa place 3 cups of water in saucepan. The rule of thumb is to double the amount of water to quinoa.

Place on high and bring to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook for 15-20 minutes.

While the quinoa is cooking prepare a double boiler by placing water in the bottom and your veggies in the top basket. Cook on high for about 10 minutes.

When the quinoa and vegetables are done cooking, place desired amounts of each in a bowl and add your favorite sauce. I like adding sesame oil, rice wine vinegar and amino acids to taste. Enjoy!

If you have leftover quinoa you could use it to make a breakfast bowl by adding your favorite non- dairy milk and warm over medium heat.  I like adding in bananas, strawberries and almonds and some shredded coconut on top. Delicious!

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I am Tara and wife and mom of 2 teenagers. I love animals, love photography, cooking and baking. I became vegan in October of 2012 due to health reasons. Come along with my journey to discover how easy being vegan can be!

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