I continue to be Pinspired.
The latest pinspiration were these:
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Curried Quinoa Wraps with Avocado Citrus Slaw
The Scoop - I've been looking for a tasty lunch treat that is protein packed but meatless. Not an easy feat. If you are not familiar with quinoa, you can learn more about it here. Long story short: it is pronounced Keen-Waa; it is a protein packed grain that is cooked like rice and can be used in a variety of ways.
The Verdict - These were really tasty and filling. I made them on a Sunday to use in our lunches for the week.
The Fix - Not really a "fix", but, if I made these again I'd cut the recipe in half. The Cyclist and I were eating these daily for nearly a week (he got two in his lunch) and we still didn't finish it all. I was getting a little curried out by Friday.
- For the Curried Quinoa: IDK what "Muchi Curry" is, I used plain old Spice Islands Curry Powder and it worked just fine. I used all orange juice, as in I picked oranges off of our tree and juiced them.
- For the "fold into cooked quinoa": I left out the cashews because
someone ate themwe were out and threw in a handful of sliced almonds instead. I thought it seemed like a lot of tahini, but the flavors came together nicely. I did not have a tangerine, so I used a chopped up blood orange instead. The mint added a nice flavor and I wouldn't leave it out even though it's listed as optional. I didn't use nutritional yeast because I don't know what it isdidn't have any.
- For the Avo-Citrus Tahini Slaw: I forgot to buy an avocado. Duh. I used an English cucumber and extra carrots and lettuce. I also didn't have liquid smoke, so I left that out. An avocado probably would have been better, but this worked just fine too.
Last but not least: If you have a giant dog that looks like this...
...don't leave your whole wheat tortilla wraps on the counter to thaw while you take a shower.
Someone might invite themselves to have a snack.