Happy Meatless Monday!
It’s been busy around here with the holidays, and all the shopping, baking, and stress that goes along with the holidays! No sooner do I get something wrapped and under the tree before Lucy and Bogey have the bows and ribbons destroyed and the packages chewed halfway open ;)
I haven’t come up with any new recipes over the last week or so, but I have perfected my Tahini Lime Quinoa Salad. I really need to rename it since 1. It’s not a salad, and 2. There are way more veggies than quinoa in it. How about Sauteed Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts with Quinoa and Tahini Lime Sauce? Anyways…
- 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
- 2 cups water
- 1 pound Brussels Sprouts, chopped
- 2 bunches broccoli crowns (about 4 cups, chopped)
- 1 cup chopped red onion
- 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 1 cup chopped tomato
- 1/4 cup Tahini
- 3 Tbsp lime juice
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp hot water
- 2 tsp sweetener (I use Agave)
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp Simply Asia Sweet Ginger Garlic seasoning (optional)
- In a small pot bring the quinoa and 2 cups water to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, saute the onion, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts in the sesame oil until it all reaches your desired consistency (I like my veggies almost burned!)
- In a small bowl combine the Tahini, lime juice, hot water, soy sauce, sweetener, garlic and ginger (and the Simply Asia seasoning, if using). A whisk works best.
- Once the veggies are done, pour into a large mixing bowl. Add the quinoa and combine. Add the tomatoes. Top with the Tahini sauce and mix well.
Makes 6 large servings and here’s the nutrition info:
I finally made it back to the gym today and got in 3.1 miles on the treadmill. I did a sort of running “reboot” since I’ve been slacking lately between minor injuries, the tummy issues, and just plain laziness. It was 4:1 intervals at 4mph/6.2mph at a 1% incline. I felt good and had no problems whatsoever. Over the next couple days I’ll be assessing my upcoming running goals and working on some kind of training plan. Stay tuned!