... But I'm not complaining.
I must be the luckiest summertime pregnant lady ever. Besides the one week heat wave we had a couple of weeks ago the weather has been so mild. Tonight, we even made SOUP. Normally I don't even want to turn on the stove this time of the year. This is crazy.
We made Quinoa Soup - a staple when we lived in Peru right after we got married. We love it. I could eat bowls and bowls of this stuff...
It changes everytime I make it depending on what's in season or what we have on hand. Here is the general recipe that I follow:
1/2 cup quinoa
4 cups water
1 medium zucchini chopped into small pieces
1 sweet potato chopped into small pieces
1 onion chopped
1 jalapeño diced
1 red pepper chopped into small pieces
1/2 ts cumin
1 ts oregano
1 ts salt (or more)
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 ts red pepper flakes
and this time, I added 1/4 chunky peanut butter
diced tomatoes, avocado, greek yogurt and cilantro
Saute onions, jalapeno and red pepper in a heavy pot, 3-4 mins. Add spices, vegetables, qunioa and water - boil until vegetables and quinoa are cooked - about 15 mins. Then add peanut butter until it's all mixed in. Taste and add more spices/salt if needed.
And yes, I made heart shaped bread to go with it.
I would share a recipe on how to make those little breads because they are so great, but I don't have a recipe. It's always a guessing game, nothing is ever measured. It's some whole wheat pastry flour, dash of olive oil, little bit of salt, tiny bit of baking powder with water added until its the right texture. And this time I threw in some sliced green olives and diced onions. I roll it out and cook them on a cast iron grill. I could eat a million of these things.