Lets talk about Quinoa. Its a great grain. Really, a superior grain. Quinoa is closely related to the Spinach family. It packs a full 12 grams of protein per 1/2 cup serving (vs wild brown rice which comes in at 3 grams per half cup).
The taste of quinoa will take on what you cook it in. Cook it in veggie or chicken stock for a savory flavor, coconut water for a sweeter taste, or plain water if you want to season the quinoa after cooking. It is so healthy and so versatile.
Use it in salads, side dishes or as breakfast cereal. Truly packed with nutrition and possibility. Some people are initially put off by the texture but its easy to get used to and start incorporating it into your menus as a healthy alternative to rices and cereals. Quinoa is your friend, I promise.
I really can't be trusted alone in the grocery store. Really. All it takes is one glance at something that looks even the slightest bit yummy and it lands in my cart. Even if I have no idea how to cook it. That's when I start making stuff up. Win some, lose some-- but this steak was a definite winner last weekend so I went for it again this week. Turned out so great I couldn't keep it to myself.
The first time I made it I had a 4 pound New York Strip roast. I think I bought it believing I would cut it into individual steaks and serve it that way, but it was just such a nice cut of beef that I couldn't bare to slice it up. So on to plan B, if there had been one, which there wasn't because I'd never cooked a steak like this before. Ever. This time I started out with a 2 pound New York Strip steak. I'd imagine you can use other cuts but I love that this has a nice layer of fat on the the top and tends to be relatively tender.
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