Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Quinoa w/Gruyere & Veggies

Wow, seems like forever since my last post, it's been busy!! I got to dog-sit this weekend, and I had a blast :) It was fun to get them playing with opposite ends of a chew toy! Here are the pups, cause they're just too cute not to share...

Sampson

Dante, making himself comfortable!

Some other goings-on in blogworld: check out Lauren's post here to help support the Maryland Food Bank and don't go to Hangry Pant's giveaway for Zoe's Granola ;-) You can also check out this list of 10 healthy foods you may not be eating. I can't actually remember if I've tried broccoli rabe (strange...), but I did pick up some at the store a few days ago. I also don't eat many brazil nuts (although this may be leftover from childhood, when all i liked were peanuts!).

Speaking of broccoli... I made this Gruyere Quinoa w/Sauteed Mushrooms & Broccolini which was very yummy. The nuttiness of the gruyere and quinoa played together well with the pan-roasted veggies. I meant to throw in some extra protein (chicken, tuna, or tofu), but I got lazy. I actually just had to look up the difference between broccolini (a hybrid between broccoli and Chinese broccoli) and broccoli rabe (more related to a turnip than broccoli)! Learn something new every day :) We'll have to see what I do with that broccoli rabe... any suggestions??

sorry so fuzzy!!

36 comments:

Anna said...

broccoli rabe is really good just sauteed in some olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice... i love it!

VeggieGirl said...

Cute pups and gorgeous dinner!!

HangryPants said...

I am with Anna's suggestion. It's my favorite way to enjoy rabe.

Sara said...

Cute doggies - I love quinoa~

Tyler said...

yay for quinoa! i had some tonight, too :)

your broccolini look delicious! i've seen those in the store and always wanted to try them...

and gruyere = great choice! one of my favorite cheeses for sure!

Pam said...

Cute dogs. The meal looks healthy and delicious.

Esi said...

Dog sitting is so much fun! Always makes me want a puppy after I do it. Gruyere and quinoa sounds like a faboo combination! I will have to try that some time.

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

Sampson is sooooo cute!!!
I've never tried broccoli rabe... looking forward to see it here! :)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Such a cute, big nose!

Erica said...

oh my gosh- how cute are those pups! You must have had a blast with them! Yummy din din. I haven't experimented with the broccoli rabe- I will def be looking for it!

Dawn said...

I do a LOT of dog sitting and I just love it.
I just love gruyere cheese so much.

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

aww im going to come steal smapson from you :)

Kelly Turner
www.everygymsnightmare.com

Lauren said...

ADORABLE dogs! Your dinner sounds yummy - I love quinoa & gruyere, so they must be a great pair!

5 Star Foodie said...

Quinoa and gruyere sound excellent together! I recently saw a good recipe for broccoli rabe, I think it was sauteed and tossed with almonds.

Joanne said...

Broccoli rabe is a FAVORITE of mine (as is quinoa, by the way, even though my roommate looks at me weird whenever I cook it...gotta love the whole grains). I made it recently with pasta and turkey sausage, which is a pretty traditional Italian recipe. It's also great sauteed with garlic, olive oil, and red pepper flakes. It's really good on pizza as well. As you can tell, I really love the stuff :).

Krista said...

CUTE doggies!!

Quinoa rocks my world! :)

lauren said...

thanks so much for the shout out! and I still havent tried quinoa...your dish looks awesome...i have to try it!

Jess said...

I haven't been able to find broccoli rabe at the store. I think it's also known as "rapini." Do you know? Anyway, I love gruyere.

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Sampson and Dante - too cute, and I love the names!

Thanks for this recipe. I just stocked up on quinoa. Perfect!

luckytastebuds said...

teehee I don't even know what's cuter, your cute doggie (i thought Samson was a stuffed animal) or that brocolini! Which i think is super-cute. hahah :) OK the doggy wins!

Reeni♥ said...

Those dogs are beyond cute! Sampson looks like a stuffed animal. Your dinner looks delicious too, mmm Gruyere!!

ttfn300 said...

Jess- rapini is another name for broccoli rabe, you know, just to confuse people :)

Rosiecat said...

Is Dante a dog or a pillow? I can't tell from that picture ;-) He reminds me a little bit of the dog my family had when I was about as tall as Dante...I miss that dog like you wouldn't believe!

Annie said...

Gruyere and quinoa together sounds really yummy! And with the pan-roasted veggies, even better.

I've cooked with broccoli rabe many times. I guess my favorite is
Shells with Broccoli Rabe...

Check it out:

http://constructivesalad.blogspot.com/2007/03/you-can-eat-pasta.html

If you search for broccoli rabe in my blog you will find a few more as well.

P.s. the pups are so adorable!

foodsthatfit said...

That looks delicious! I'm thinking about starting a blogger cookbook, check out my last post for more info! But, I would love to see recipes like this in it!

Maria said...

Love the dinner but I REALLY love doggies!! TOO Cute!

Mark said...

Yummy dinner! And quite the pup! :)

Rose said...

I was totally just wondering about you the other day, hoping things were OK.

Thanks for all the links and dinner looks great! glad you're back!

HeatherBakes said...

Gruyere quinoa sounds delicious!

I've actually never cooked broccoli rabe- it'll be fun to see what you end up with...

Fitnessista said...

your pup is so cute!
so if i drive to boston, may i please come over for dinner? please??
:D

Maureen "Hold The Gluten" said...

Awwww - what cuties!! The quinoa looks fantastic! I need to try this recipe -- mmmm. BTW, broccoli rabe is delish (can be a tad bitter). Anna is right on with sauteeing it in olive oil & garlic. So tasty & healthy :)

Sagan said...

Delicious! I have such an infatuation with quinoa... and your puppies are SO cute.

Meg said...

Yummy quinoa and cute pups!

Kelly said...

It was great seeing you tonight again at the blog event. Your meal looks fantastic. I am just starting to get into quinoa.

Amy said...

Cute puppies!!! :) :)

Christine said...

Broad street run sounds excellent! I don't mind traveling to do the runs. What kind of dog is sampson? soooooo cute!

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