Saturday, January 21, 2006

Dinner 1/21

Quinoa Loaf topped with Mushrooms in Gravy

Roasted Potatoes

Haricot Verts

Spinach Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing

Blow-by-blow pictures and instructions on how to make the quinoa loaf can be found in six parts -- starting here 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 |

UPDATE: as requested, here's the recipe

Quinoa Loaf:

3/4 cup of quinoa
1 1/2 cups of water
1/4 tsp. salt

Cook until all the water has evaporated, about 15 minutes, remove from the pan and set aside.

2 tbs olive oil
1 cup diced celery
1/4 diced fennel
1/2 cup minced onion
2 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 cup minced red bell pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. marjoram
1/4 tsp. cardamom

Saute for five minutes.

3/4 cup of pinto beans
2 tbs. tahini
2 tbs. sesame seeds
2 tbs. of stone ground wheat flour
2 tbs. gluten flour

Add these ingredients and cook for a few minutes to combine.

Add the quinoa to the bean mixture, mix well and press firmly into a well-oiled mini loaf pan.

Bake for 45 minutes at 400 degrees

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