Saturday, January 24, 2009

cheesy quiona and bbq veggies

currently, the hippest grain on the block is quinoa. i've made some successful and some not-so-successful dishes in my attempts to master it. below is my latest recipe that i'm chalking up in the successful category.

  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup mixed bell pepper strips
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup of your favourite barbecue sauce
for the cheese sauce:
  • 3/4 cup soy milk
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon white miso
  • 1 tablespoon stoneground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons fat free nayonaise
i wanted to grill my veggies, but it's about 10 degrees here so i went about it another way. spread the bell peppers and broccoli florets in a glass baking dish and coat with barbecue sauce. bake for about 20 minutes at 400°f, until they start to roast. flip halfway through.

right after you pop the veggies in the oven, start cooking quinoa. to cook: soak quinoa in hot water for about 5 minutes, then drain and rinse. add 2 parts water to 1 part quinoa, bring to a boil, and then simmer for 15 minutes or so.

while everything is cooking, get out the magic bullet or blender and whip up the cheese sauce by blending all the listed ingredients. after the veggies have finished roasting, flip the oven to the broiler setting, and broil the veggies for about 5-10 minutes until the edges start to brown.

finally, combine quinoa and cheese sauce, and fold in the barbecued veggies.

20 comments:

allularpunk said...

this sounds SO GOOD.

Lauren said...

Yum!! I am so in love with quinoa lately! Mmm! And bulgur is my other love affair!

allijag said...

MMM that looks amazing!

Quinoa is awesome, and so versatile!

Michelle said...

Oh, can't live without my magic bullet!

Daily Spud said...

I'm a long time quinoa fan, such a great grain!

VeggieGirl said...

Mmm, quinoa!!

5 Star Foodie said...

Quiona sounds wonderful with the cheese sauce and I love the bbq on the veggies!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Yum, I want to try this... especially since I love my Magic Bullet.

Liza said...

Never thought of quinoa and bbq...sounds like a yummy combination. Great idea!

Penny said...

I dig the look of your blog. Reminds me of the zines of the old days! Good lookin' food too!

Vegetation said...

Must be something about quinoa. I have a lot of hit and misses when cooking it too. Cheesy quinoa however sounds awesome!

shellyfish said...

I love quinoa! It's just the best - and who doesn't love bbq sauce all over everything?

alaina said...

that sounds amazing! i'll definitely be trying it.

JennShaggy said...

At the risk of sounding extremely cliche...
Great minds think alike, Mr. V. The proof is in the..."pork" chop? Hah that's awesome. Blog away.

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

mmm...bbq veggies!

T said...

Great blog!

BBQ and cheese...mmmm.. I'm obsessed with quinoa as well, and pretend I'm getting a protein buzz when I eat it.

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

i haven't worked with this grain-(or is it a seed?) yet. i'm gonna try soon, because quinoa is kosher for passover and this will give me another thing to eat besides matzoh.

Joanna said...

i never thought of cheese and bbq in the same sentence. i'm intrigued. it looks really delicious and i'm in love with broccoli to begin with.

Meg said...

I love quinoa! I really need to start trying to use nutritional yeast. This looks awesome!

Meg said...

I love quinoa! I really need to start trying to use nutritional yeast. This looks awesome!