My cousin-in-law suggested I try quinoa to replace some of my carb addictions, make it a bit easier. I’d heard of quinoa, but never really knew what it was, but after her suggestion I finally gave it a try.It takes some getting used to, but I noticed something immediately. It works as either pasta OR rice! Bonus! AND, it has protein! I’m still getting used to it, but I’m sold!
Around the same time, I discovered something truly AMAZING!!! I found the best seasoning mix in the world at our local health food store, New Frontiers. It’s from their bulk section and it’s called “Garlic and Herb Seasoning.” I fell in love with it immediately from just the yummy look and SMELL!! So far, the yummiest combination is this seasoning on a buttered baked potato…HEAVENLY! But I’ve also used it in my Chicken and Tortellini dish the last time I made it, homemade Pea Soup, and…quinoa. All successes!
So today’s dish for the Old Fashioned Recipe Exchange is:
Garlic and Herb Chicken Quinoa
1/2 cup uncooked quinoa (I used Trader Joe’s Organic White Quinoa)
2 tsp garlic and herb seasoning
3 huge Brussels sprouts chopped or sliced
15 chopped baby carrots chopped
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 of 1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded
**Cook quinoa according to package directions. Meanwhile steam or boil veggies for about 5 min. Toss all ingredients together and enjoy, hot or cold!!!
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