I did actually go into work today. For 30 minutes. Long enough to chat with the boss and cover the shop while he went and grabbed the mail.
Now, I’m home and officially playing hooky from work today. Yay me! (So, what do I do? Get on my blog of course… sheesh!)
I wanted to write an ode to quinoa (pronounced ‘keen-wah’), since I have a batch of it cooking right now, but apparently Peach is going to be happy with a 25 minute power nap this morning. <sigh>
Let’s see how far I can get, shall we? I have nothing better to do. (
Laundry, dishes, cleaning, shower, etc.)
So, quinoa. I seem to be the only person in my house absolutely in love with this adorable little seed. And yes, it is a seed, not a grain. It has absolutely no real taste either which makes it the perfect pairing with strong flavored things such as feta and sun-dried tomatoes. (Yes, that would be my lunch today – can’t wait!)
It’s a powerhouse nutritionally speaking. 14% of it’s mass is pure protein. Plus, it’s gluten free and has a ton of fiber, magnesium, iron and calcium.
One of Peach’s favorite baby foods has been quinoa and pureed bananas. (Honestly, I think it’s pretty tasty too!)
Now, let’s yack a minute about cost. (Peach is starting to rattle the sides of the crib… she’ll be ready to get up in a minute…) I found quinoa to be very expensive at your big box stores and thought I would have to give it up forever. However, I persevered and located it at a health food store for $2.99/lb, so I stocked up. Buy wisely, or you will end up spending WAY too much on it. Quinoa is quinoa is quinoa.
That’s it – all I have time for this morning while I’m playing hooky from work. Everyone enjoy your day and if you have time between work, laundry, dishes, cleaning and OH YEAH being a mother – cook up some quinoa today. 🙂