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Thursday, 7 June 2012

Grilled Vegetables with Quinoa


Like everyone else I know, I have been trying really hard to eat  healthier and cleaner meals.  Both to loose weight as well as for more energy. 

The other day, as I was cleaning out the fridge, I noticed a bunch of vegetables needed to be used up. I realized I had all the ingredients to make Grilled Vegetables with Quinoa. 

Grilled Vegetables with Quinoa and  sliced steak

 I had bought the Quinoa awhile ago at Costco, 
and I have been dying to try it out.

I read the instructions on the back of package 
and cooked up about 1/2 cup. Super easy.

These are the vegetables that I wanted to use up.

I brushed them with some olive oil and sprinkled salt and pepper. 
Then on the grill they went for a few minutes.

Once the vegetables were done, I chopped them up into a bowl and added a few tablespoons of basil pesto. Then I added in the cooked Quinoa.  I had some homemade balsamic vinaigrette that I sprinkled on top and tossed it all up.  The only thing I wish I had on hand was feta... that would have been great too.

My Hubby is a meat guy so, I also grilled up a steak on the side and sliced it up.  Although you could just eat the Grilled veggies with Quinoa on it's own.  It was yummy eaten cold the next day too.

It's amazing what recipes you can come up with when you just put together random ingredients. 

Do you do that? Come up with yummy meals without trying very hard? Or do you need recipe?

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