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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Quick and Easy Indian style Quinoa

In my previous post, I shared a link of an Indian rice recipe where I used Quinoa instead of rice. I love it, but today I just wanted a quick version of it, without cutting up onion and potatoes, so I came up with this. You can make it with or without the tomato, but I love tomatoes.

Indian Recipe I borrowed from: Pulao (Rice With Mixed Vegetables)

Quick and Easy Indian style Quinoa

1/3 cup Quinoa
2 tbsp. oil
2 tsp. Cumin Seeds
1/2 tsp. Turmeric Powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tomato, diced
1 cup Chicken Broth, no salt added

Rinse Quinoa if package does not say pre-rinsed. Soak Quinoa for 15-20 minutes. Drain all water.
Add oil to pan, heat on medium-medium high heat.
Add Quinoa, Cumin Seeds, Turmeric Powder, salt, and tomato.
Cook 5 minutes or so.
Add Chicken Broth. Heat to high. When it is boiling, lower heat to low, and cover for 20-25 minutes.

Yummy, and a quick, filling meal. I can eat this whole thing myself, so if you have more than one person, I would double it.


Quinoa - Eating Healthy

I have been trying to eat healthier lately. I have "discovered" quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wa). It actually isn't a grain as rice is, but a seed.

I have a favorite Indian recipe I love. I tried using quinoa instead of rice, and I loved it! It has a lot of goodies in it:

Pulao (Rice With Mixed Vegetables)

I did it just like the recipe except for a couple of things:

  • I did not add the spicy peppers (I didn't add them when I used rice either).
  • You have to rinse and soak quinoa, unless the package says it is pre-rinsed. Mine did, but I still soaked it for a while.
  • I added the quinoa (and spices) to the onions after they were fried, then cooked them for a couple of minutes.
  • Instead of a tomato, I used a can of tomatoes with no salt added.
  • Instead of adding water, I used Chicken Broth with no salt added.
  • I increased the liquid since I had more tomatoes and potatoes than the original recipe.

It is yummy! Let me know how you like it!


Tuesday, March 29, 2016



Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Happy Fall!

I was in an Autumn mood, and made an Autumn-themed blog header. Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love when the leaves turn colors, it's so beautiful. I don't like raking them up, however! Luckily I live in an apartment, and don't have to!

I made this blog header from some fall scrap designs by HorsePlay Pasture Designs The art is by Anna Marine. Her tubes are available from Creative Design Outlet.


Friday, November 21, 2014



When I ask you to listen to me
And you start giving me advice,
You have not done what I asked.

When I ask you to listen to me
And you begin to tell me ‘why' I shouldn't feel that way,
You are trampling on my feelings.

When I ask you to listen to me
And you feel you have to do something
to solve my problems,
You have failed me, strange as that may seem.

Listen! All I ask is that you listen;
Not talk, nor do - just hear me.
And I can do for myself - I'm not helpless
Maybe discouraged and faltering, but not helpless.

When you do something for me, that I can
and need to do for myself,
You contribute to my fear and weakness.

But when you accept as a simple fact that I do feel what I feel,
No matter how irrational
Then I quit trying to convince you
And can get about the business of understanding
What's behind this irrational feeling.

When that's clear,
The answers are obvious and I don't need advice.
Irrational feelings make sense when we
Understand what's behind them.

Perhaps that's why prayer works sometimes for some people;
because God is mute, and doesn't give advice to try to ‘fix' things,
He/She just listens, and lets you work it out for yourself.

So please listen, and just hear me, and if you
want to talk,
Wait a minute for your turn,
And I'll listen to you.

-- Anonymous