I’ve said before that quinoa does NOT need more publicity. And yet here I go again…fawning over the prom queen, the football star, the UN’s food of the year. I can’t get over it, people! It’s quick; it’s healthy; it’s versatile; and you can buy it in inexpensive bottomless sacks at Costco. The International Year of Quinoa may be coming to an end, but—in my house at least—quinoa is here to stay. Sigh.
This recipe started in a special place. A fabulous mom-marathoner-multi-tasker blogger named Maya (check out her musings, product reviews and giveaways over at Mayhood) asked me to contribute a guest recipe post to her blog. Which of course I was honoured to do. I wanted to create a recipe that was just right for her family: simple and healthy—but tasty—fuel for two active boys, and their toddler-chasing marathon-running parents (yes, Maya’s hubby runs too!).
From this, Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa was born. And by cheesy, I mean spiked with molten cheddar cheesy, not Celine Dion Titanic theme cheesy.
This dish has quickly become a favourite of everyone in my family. It can be assembled from basic ingredients in less than 30 minutes (= win for me); it tastes faintly like mac and cheese (= win for the Bean); it’s about as low-carb friendly as carbs can be (= win for Kiwi) and it contains broccoli (= win for family health and longevity!).
Hop on over to Mayhood for the recipe!