This blog... a compilation of my favorite recipes. They have been collected over several years found in various places: the internet, magazines, and cookbooks to name a few. These recipes are meals that I consider to "feed more than your body". These are meals that I hope nurish the heart and soul of those who eat them. I hope that when you have cleaned your plate, you feel like you have taken part in more than just a meal-that you have taken part in something bigger than yourself and food. Whether it is culture, your local place of living, or the life of the plant or those who share this planet, I hope these meals help your family-and mine-to appreciate that we are more than just beings consuming food; we are all connected. And more than that, I hope that these meals help you remember how fortunate you are and that "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.".

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Quinoa Primavera

1 1/2 cups uncooked Quinoa
3 cups chicken broth
4oz cream cheese
1 tablespoon. chopped fresh basil
2 tsp. butter or margarine
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
5 cups thinly sliced or bite sized pieces assorted uncooked vegetables (such as asparagus, broccoli, carrot, or zucchini)
2 tablespoon Romano cheese

In sauce pan heat quinoa and broth to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 15-20 minutes or until all broth is absorbed. Stir in cream cheese and basil.

In 10 inch non-skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook garlic in butter about 30 seconds, stirring frequently, until golden. Stir in vegetables. Cook 2-4 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are crisp-tender.

In skillet, toss vegetables and quinoa mixture. Sprinkle with Romano cheese.

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