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Showing posts from November, 2012

Southwestern Quinoa Salad

I am always looking for good side dishes.  This is one, and it is so much easier than you think.  It is really good served warm or cold.

Southwestern Quinoa Salad

1 tsp vegetable oil
1 cup onion, chopped
3 tsp chopped garlic
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1 1/2 cup vegetable or chicken stock
1 tsp ground cumin
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 fresh lime, zest & juiced

Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat
Stir in onion, garlic, and lime zest
Saute until onion is translucent
Mix quinoa and stock into saucepan
Season with cumin, salt and pepper
Bring mixture to a boil
Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes
Stir in frozen corn, beans and cilantro
Squeeze juice from fresh lime over mixture
Warm through and serve

Classic Meatloaf

This is one of my favorite comfort foods. I usually double this recipe and serve it with buttery mashed potatoes!

Classic Meatloaf

1 lb ground beef
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup onion
1 egg
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

1/3 cup ketchup
2 Tbl brown sugar
1 Tbl mustard
dash of liquid smoke (or to taste)

Mix beef, salt, pepper, onion, egg and panko
Form into loaf shape and place in a
9x13 dish
Mix ketchup, sugar, mustard and liquid smoke
Spread on top of meat and cover with foil
Bake at 375 for 30 minutes
Remove foil and continue baking for another 30 minutes