October 13, 2011
Not chilly where you live yet? I understand. I live in Minnesota and this week I've been okay with no socks! Crazy, crazy. And those of you who know me know that is big; my feet are wimps when it comes to cold. But hey. Everyone, the cold is coming. Soon we'll be all wrapped up in our scarves, feet shoved into boots, and pleased as punch about it. or at least I will.


I made this a couple weeks back when it actually was cool outside. A fluke fall day. I was even wearing slippers. Think late afternoon, gray skies, thunderstormy, pumpkins on doorsteps, leaves descending from the walnut tree in your backyard… this bowl goes perfectly with all that. I ate it up and felt all steamy inside. It was an amazing snack, and so easy, but has also been substantial enough for dinner. Several times. It's a new favorite.


Quinoa and Caramelized Onion Veggie Bowl

Adjust all measurements to your taste!

½ red onion, sliced
3 T. olive oil
1 small zucchini, or whatever veggie you have
1 cup soaked, cooked quinoa
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt, to taste

Heat olive oil on medium until hot but not smoking. Add sliced onion and a sprinkle of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft. Add zucchini (or another veggie) and sauté until desired softness. Mix in the quinoa and garlic, stirring for a minute or two more- until everything is well combined and steamy. On a sidenote: I am very, very sad that the zucchini is going to disappear soon. I am eating my fill of it this week. zucchini chips everyday! Everybody talks about it like "Oh, I just have to find a way to use up all this zucchini..." I have the answer: send it to ME.


Lindsey said...

Oh my, this looks so yummy and perfect for my rainy, chilly day!

TheWifeLife said...

This sounds so tasty. I love zucchini and quinoa, mmm. I feel warmer just thinking about it.

SarahAnn said...

YES! Today is my "bake and stock a bunch of soups" day, so it seems like the perfect day to try this. And we have zucchini and quinoa from our garden to use up!

Kelly said...

This looks so simple and tasty! Thanks for sharing it!

nataliep. said...

love quinoa! i'm always looking for new recipes to use it with, too. thanks for sharing!

i've also been wanting to try quinoa with greek ingredients (kalamata olives, lemon juice, olive oil,cherry tomatoes feta and red onion) but, haven't had a chance to try it. happy fall cooking!

Kelly said...

i cheated and picked up frozen quinoa and vegetable melange added carmelized onions and I am now a big fan. Quinoa is better than I thought.

Sasha said...

I have been obsessing over quinoa for a while now and cant wait to try this recipe! Looks great

kristin said...

This post reminded me of your Smithfield posts in the past. Is that still brewing for you?



about this blog

Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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