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.
October 13, 2011