When I am not busy taking care of my two energetic little boys, or working on an interior design project~ I play in the kitchen! For the last 15 years, I have been juxtaposing new flavors and ideas; it’s finally time to document my recipes...

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Best Scramble Ever

Quinoa Scramble            

I had some leftover Quinoa (from the blue cheese and kalamata recipe) so I threw that in a pan with some eggs and greenery...and whhhhallllllaaa!

If you are starting from ground zero...

Cooked Red Quinoa (or regular Quinoa)
Eggs or Egg whites
Sun dried tomatoes (handful)
Kalamata olivers (half a handful)
Frozen Peas (handful)
Hummus (dollop)

Throw all ingredients (minus eggs) in pan and fry em up for a bit on medium heat. The oil from the Tomatoes will coat the pan so you will not need any spray or butter or other oil.
Add eggs. Cook everything for another minute or so.

I topped mine with some plain hummus (and salt, cause i always add it to everything). So yummy! The pea's make it a lil sweet and the Mediterranean additions add a bit of savory flavor. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It would be great in a burrito at breakfast, atop spinach (with a light balsamic dressing) for lunch, or accompanied with a protein at dinner. I just ate mine plain for lunch...
P.S. My quinoa had some blue cheese in it cause it was left over. If you made the Quinoa recipe- just add some peas, eggs, and quinoa! Dunzo!

Health Benefits Of Eating Quinoa 
  • Quinoa is rich in protein content. In fact, it is a complete protein as it contains all the essential amino acids, especially lysine, which is required by the body to grow and repair tissues.
  • It has high content of manganese in it, which acts as antioxidant in the body and helps it get rid of dangerous cancer cells and other diseases.
  • The seed proved to be a good source of magnesium, which provides relief from migraine headaches, relaxes blood vessels, and decreases the risk of hypertension.
  • Riboflavin present in quinoa reduces the frequency of migraine attacks, by producing energy metabolism within brain and muscle cells.
  • The presence of potassium and magnesium in quinoa prevents clogging of arteries and hence, relieves stress on the heart.
  • Quinoa has low content of saturated fats and cholesterol, making it an ideal food for every health conscious consumer.
  • It is a good source of calcium, which is extremely important for the growth of healthy teeth, bones and skin.
  • The grain is a boon for people who are allergic to wheat and are suffering from Celiac disease, as it is gluten free.
  • Quinoa is a wonderful source of fiber for the body, which aids easy elimination and toning of colon.
  • The food is rich in carbohydrates, an efficient fuel for energy production required by children and athletes.
  • It is a good source of insoluble fiber that helps avoid gallstones, especially in women who are more prone to them.
  • The high content of copper present in it helps in oxidizing glucose, produces skin coloring agent melanin and acts as catalyst in the formation of hemoglobin. 

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