One of my favorite crafts is cooking. When I cook I often use recipes as a guide or a suggestion. I like to experiment or add my favorite foods in place of ingredients the recipe calls for. Have you ever made up a dish with just your favorite foods? YUM! Get creative.
Last year when I was on the elimination diet trying to narrow down my food allergies I was stifled by the restrictions until I discovered several recipes that blew my taste buds away and opened my mind to new ways to use food. Who needs bread when you have collard greens or quinoa?! Yuck you say? Collard greens don't always have to be a sloppy, mushy mess and quinoa doesn't always have to be in a bland salad. A friend suggested a recipe from the blog The Daily Dietribe. She is a self professed as honest, silly an awkward which I relate to 100%. I haven't read all her blogs but so far the recipes I have tried and loved are the Collard Green Wraps and Quinoa Pizza. By the way I'm allergic to beans and eggs which means I'm hardly ever allergen free, but I'm working on it.
Tonight I made the collard green wraps with my own twist.
For the spread - roasted brussel sprouts, carrots, sweet potatoes, garlic and fresh basil, oregano. Fresh on the inside - radish sprouts, tomatoes,carrots, asiago cheese and avacado. All wraped in blanched collard greens. So yummy! You have to try it to believe it. For a side, sauteed chanterelles.
Love pizza but hate the heavy full feeling you get after eating it? Then try this Quinoa Pizza recipe. It's easier and by far tastier then traditional pizza. Here is a picture from the first time I made it with cilantro garlic crust. Topped with homemade heirloom tomato sauce, ground buffalo, almond cheese and avacado.
Factiod Outro: Quinoa's protein content is very high (14% by mass), good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus and is high in magnesium, calcium, and iron. Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest. Because of all these characteristics, quinoa is being considered a possible crop in NASA's Controlled Ecological Life Support System for long-duration human occupied spaceflights. Remember to soak or rise your quinoa before you cook it.
Love & good eats-