Sunday, July 29, 2012

Lemon-Cayenne Quinoa With Sautéed Tofu

Okay, this one is brag worthy! I wasn't sure exactly what I was going to make for dinner tonight, so I just started with the quinoa and all of the sudden I ended up with a dinner with a masterpiece! I used fresh vegetables just picked from the garden today (cayenne pepper, string beans, and basil) the flavors from the red pepper with the tamari sauce was just savory!

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For The Quinoa:

2 cups boiling water
1 cup of quinoa 
1 Cayenne pepper chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin seed
Squeeze half a lemon's juice into quinoa
Salt and black pepper to taste
olive oil

Boil water with salt and a splash of olive oil. Add quinoa, red pepper, lemon juice and cumin seed. let simmer for 15 minutes or until water is fully absorbed 

For Tofu And Vegetables:

2 Cloves of garlic chopped
A splash of olive oil
8 Cubes of organic firm tofu
6 Yellow wax string beans
1 Red bell pepper sliced
A handful of fresh basil minced 
3-4 tablespoons of tamari sauce 

Heat olive oil and garlic in skillet. Add tofu and let brown for about 5 minutes. Add the vegetables, basil and tamari sauce. Cover the pan and let cook for about 15 minutes.


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