I know you are all anxiously waiting to hear who won the CSN giveaway so I won’t delay: Emily!
I used one of those random.org things but can’t figure out how to transport it to the blog. Emily, I will send you an email to get details taken care of.
Art had to work this evening and I don’t have class which left me to cook dinner for myself. Two weeks ago it was weird to cook for two. Now it seems strange cooking dinner for one!
I went with an easy dish I used to make all the time the year after I graduated from college. It is cheap, satisfying and nutritious. I lived with three other women and we all make some version of the following. I think my blend of ingredients always tasted the best!
Klassic Kate Bowl of Yum
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1/3 cup chopped broccoli stems
- 1 chopped small tomato
- 1/2 cup cooked chick peas
- 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
- 2 pinches of oregano
- 1 pinch cracked red pepper
- 1 TB crumbled feta cheese
- Put broccoli florets and stems in a skillet over medium high heat with a bit of water. Allow the broccoli to “steam” until soft. Add tomato and cook until it gets a bit soft and starts to break down. Add chick peas and quinoa to the pan. Season with oregano and cracked red pepper and stir well. Once mixture is uniformly hot, remove from heat and top with feta cheese.
Insanely simple, right?! It seems wrong to write a recipe for that. I used to use couscous instead of quinoa as I didn’t know what quinoa was until a year ago. My housemate Allison was the first to add the chopped broccoli stems which grossed us out at first. Her response “They don’t change your poop at all so stop your freaking out.” Any nutritionist out there know what the benefit/drawback is to eating the broccoli stems?
I am going to enjoy a quiet evening of blog reading and television. Hope you had a lovely start to your week!