Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Broccoli is yummy in my mouth

Ok, so I stole the title of this post from my son.  He is in a broccoli-obsessed phase.  He loves it.  So I thought I would try to combine the whole grains + some broccoli for dinner this week.

I got the recipe from 101 cookbooks, an amazing food blog.  Go look around because it's awesome.

So, again, camera is out of commission and my iPhone takes really weird pictures.  Whites are yellows and greens are BRIGHT and yeah, just a hot mess.  But, I wanted to show you it while I was cooking, so I am still including them!

1. First step is to cook the quinoa.  It's one cup of quinoa to 2 cups of water.  Just put them on the stove on medium until it absorbs the water.  That's it.  It will get "fluffy" which is funny but it really does.  Then the little grains will open up and grow tails and they will become delicious.  You should rinse it first, but I can't rinse it without losing tons of the grains, so I don't rinse that well.
   (1a, for children:  Get a piece of foil and drop the grains onto the foil.  Then get them wet and drop them. The sounds are different and surprisingly loud for such a little thing.  My son really enjoyed doing this.  He would drop them onto the foil, then a towel and back and forth.)

2. Steam the broccoli for a few minutes.  About 4-6 cups of broccoli, I didn't measure.

3.  Take half of that broccoli along with a few cloves of garlic, 1/4 cup cream, 1/4 cup olive oil, some almonds and some parmesean and make a pesto with that in the food processor.  (I feel like I need to defend the fact I use white parmeasean cheese, not yellow.  It's the lighting!)

4.  Dump the pesto and the remaining broccoli onto the quinoa, top with cheese and olives and enjoy!  It was a fun dish to make with my kid and he really liked it.  Because "mmmmm, broccoli is yummy in my MOUTH!



1 comment:

  1. Yum! I'm totally going to try this!
    --Meghan (madrona)