Monday, July 9, 2012

My go to recipe

I've decided why I don't like to cook that much. I hate looking at recipes and getting all the ingredients. It seems like right when I start making something, I don't have a certain ingredient. Looking back and forth at the recipe while I'm trying to put something together is really bothersome as well. It makes me dizzy. So I figured out a way to make it more doable for me. I find simple recipes and memorize them. That way, whenever I go to the store I know from memory what ingredients I need to get. Another plus, is that I don't have to look back and forth at a recipe while I'm in the middle of cooking.

Here is a recipe that I memorized from the Better Homes and Garden Cookbook. It's called "Greek Quinoa and Avocados". Here are the ingredients:

1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
1 cup water
2 roma tomatoes
1/2 red onion
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 rip avocados
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese.

Another thing that I hate about a written recipe is when it says stuff like, "seeded and finely chopped, minced, thinly sliced," blah, blah, blah. Aren't you just going to chew it all up anyway? Who cares how it's cut up? Anyway, here's how you put it together: add the 1 cup water and quinoa to a pot and bring to a boil. Next, simmer for 15 minutes. Cut up all the rest of the ingredients and throw them in a bowl. When the quinoa is done cooking throw that in too. Done and done! Eat it cold or warm, either way this is such a tasty dish. And just so you know... we don't eat this healthy all the time. I ate a cupcake for breakfast the other day, and ate a follow-up cupcake for my  post run snack.


megs and josh said...

:) That looks like a yummy healthy recipe I should try! ASAP I agree when I read things like finely chopped (time consuming things) I'm like um no thanks that takes too long plus it just gets gobbled down so it isn't worth it. That's silly that you don't like reading recipes though I'm gonna have to teach you to LOVE food! I read through recipes just to salivate especially sweets! LOVE YA SIS!

Anonymous said...

I agree with you about simplifying recipesI I have to write a recipe for a friend I really make it easy. Most of them have been cooking for years so they do it their own way

Michelle said...

That looks delish!!! I'll have to try it. It kind of reminds of that hippy gumbo deliciousness, that stuff is addicting!

Callie said...

This looks so yummy! I'm trying it this weekend!