Cook Quinoa in a pan. Follow the directions for cooking. Use 2 cups of water for 1 cup of Quinoa.
In a large fry pan ...
Add 1 T of Coconut Oil (this is perfect to handle the high heat)
Add 1 onion diced.
Saute in pan for a few minutes on high heat.
Add vegetables (start with veggies that need more cook time)
start with: Cauliflower, Carrots, Squash, Sweet Potatoes etc.. I use whatever I've got in my fridge.
saute for a few minutes
add in: green beans, sugar snap peas, broccoli, red peppers (a must), zucchini, etc
Simmer in pan for several minutes. I add 2 or 3 T of water and close the lid. Simmer for a few more minutes. I don't like my veggies mushy, I enjoy them a bit crispy.
Add 1/2 cup or can of black beans.
Add herbs...I use fresh tarragon, basil, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and curry (probably 1 T). Careful it's spicy so use to taste.
Mix with Quinoa. Add sesame seeds or sunflower seeds.
BENEFITS of using Quinoa:
- An excellent source of iron, magnesium, potassium, phosporus, and zinc.
- Good source of B-complex vitamins.
- High in Protein.