Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Pineapple Cashew Quinoa Stir-fry and Green Salad
The week before last, I was really out of commission and emailed my meal groupers to let them know that I couldn't make my usual Thursday meal. Flexible as ever, they responded, "no problem!!" and were content to let it go. However, I wanted to do a make up because it is what felt right to me-- not a huge meal but something light that if they wanted to augment they easily could. The meals that they delivered that week were really important- and delicious.
I'd thought of doing beans and rice, which I have kind of had a craving for lately, nothing fancy, just plain old black beans and white rice with salsa (a meal I ate almost daily in law school, along with many other of my fellow SALDFers). I digress. I ended up making Pineapple Cashew Quinoa Stir-fry from Veganomicon. Check out the link for some awesome photos not taken by me of the meal coming together.
I made a few changes (more veggies, different pepper, a bit of apple juice in with the pineapple juice while cooking the quinoa) and the few bites I had I thought were really nice albeit a touch bland. I gave a bowl of it to my kid, who picked out the broccoli, and the rest went to my meal group, along with a simple green salad with vinaigrette.