Monday, April 4, 2011


Why, THANK you! It IS a witty title! Quinoa. I felt a little bad starting off New Food April with a vegetarian dish. In this house, we are most certainly carnivores. But it looked so good. "IT" was Black Beans and Quinoa, which is NOT a witty title. But I didn't name this dish. If I had, it would be called something like, "Super Versatile Bowl of Deliciousness", or, "Smoky Happy Time". Upon further consideration, "Black Beans and Quinoa" will do.

I got this recipe from my cousins' blog. You'd like her. She is in fact witty. And also very interesting. I'm not just saying that because I know she's gonna read this. She got it from this website. I only just today went onto the site, past the link to the recipe. I think I will like it. Just sayin'.

Anyway, this dish is UH-MAY-ZING! I loved it! Yes, I am on a bit of a quinoa bender, but it really really is wonderful! All the flavors just made me really happy. (It's 11pm and my descriptive ability is wholly depleted. My apologies.)

As far as the "Who Will Eat This In My House" list goes, here's the tally.

Me: Heck yes I will!

Josh: (and I quote) "I am 100% neutral about this food. I will not ask you to make it again, but if you did, I would eat it." (really, that's exactly what he said. He's so cute!)

Jackson: ate it only after he was bribed with a doughnut. No joke. Side note: he lost the doughnut shortly after finishing his dinner for some infraction. Poor Guy.

Noah: ahhhh, little Mini Me... I love this kid! I understand him in a way that his father never will. It's like seeing what I would have been like if I was a boy... Noah will eat almost anything. It's so cute to hear him say in his little lispy voice, "Mmmm, I yuv keen wah!" Yay Noah!

So there you have it. 3 out of 5 Davises will eat this happily.

Because I love my family, I made this dish with chicken broth instead of vegetable. Actually, I just didn't want to buy veggie broth for only one thing, but love is a much better reason, I think. So, it wasn't vegan. Also, I put cheese and bacon in our salad. And that really was 'cause I love my family.

My next post will be Blackened Chicken. May not be new to you, but it's new to us!


mrsturtlemama said...

Awww, I "yuv" Noah. :) I vote for "Super Versatile Bowl of Deliciousness". Has a nice ring to it. Again, I would love to try this recipe, though I imagine the list of Wickses consuming it happily would be 1 out of 6. But sometimes the mama has to make something that SHE likes to eat, you know. :)

Anonymous said...

Bill's reaction was about the same as Josh's. He thinks anytime I make something healthy he needs to add salsa to give it more flavor. But then, he cant eat a perfect roast without an equal amount of ketchup. Condiment man.