I've been reading back over my latest posts, and sorry guys, I've been really lame as of late. I offer a few reasons for this. I've been on a diet, and now I'm a crazy, carb craving bitch. I'm on a diet becasue CB and I will be going away for our anniversary soon. We will be going to a place where for the better part of a week I will be wearing nothing more than a bikini, or some other scantly clad outfit because it will be hot as balls, and we will be on the beach. I have a fear that someone will mistake me for a beached whale and report me to the oceanographic insititute, so I've been trying to loose a few pounds. Innevitably my blog has suffered, mainly because I have no self control, if I make it I will eat it. See the limes on the counter in the back of the picture, yeah, well, I made key lime squares again last night, and because I have no self control, I ate them for breakfast. I REST MY CASE!
And honestly, I just haven't been baking or cooking much lately, and what I have been making has already been blogged about in the past, and I'm sure you don't want leftovers and re-runs on the blog.
I did make this the other night to go with CB's pork chops, and it was really good. I had this at a French Bistro on Newbury Street a few weeks ago, except they used dates instead of raisins. I didn't have dates, and I wasn't making a special trip, so raisins it was. It was excellent, quinoa is really my favorite side dish right now, it's beating out potatoes, and for an Irish girl, that's a hard thing to say.
Quinoa with Raisins and Pine Nuts
1 scant C quinoa
1/3 C raisins
1/4 C pine nuts
salt and pepper
In a sauce pan combine water and quinoa, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium, cover and cook for 10 minutes, add raisins and pine nuts, cover and continue cooking for 10 more minutes, or until all water has been absorbed by the quinoa. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Rating = So Damn Good