the majority of meals i cook have the same composition, i don't use recipes & rely heavily on red pepper flakes & olive oil. the usual composition being:
- carbs (whole wheat pasta, quinoa, arborio rice)
- meat (usually prosciutto, pork or chicken)
- some sort of veggie (eggplant, sweet baby peppers, asparagus, spinach)
- cheese (mostly goat cheese)
so, the point of this post is my recent rediscovery of quinoa & sweet baby peppers. it is an edible seed that has a similar texture to cous cous, the flavor is mild & slightly nutty. outside of the texture & flavor, quinoa has great nutritional value, as it is super high in protein & fiber. the sweet baby peppers from costco are such a great deal & perfect to have on hand. they are about $10 & you get a boat load of them.