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Monday, October 16, 2017

Quinoa Pizza Bowl

Quinoa is so versatile. You can add it to almost anything just to make that dish more protein packed and better for you. This recipe is no exception. And if you are craving a veggie supreme pizza, this bowl will knock out that craving. You can add lots of other ingredients too. Olives, mozzarella, tvp sausage, vegan pepperoni. Whatever you like on your pizza will work in this bowl. 

Did you know quinoa is a complete protein? This means it has all nine essential amino acids that your body needs. It is also a good source of iron, fiber and B6.

Let's get to the recipe. Here is what you will need. 
1 cup of cooked quinoa
3 or 4 mushrooms diced
1 medium onion diced
4 mini sweet peppers or 1/2 of a large bell pepper
1 tbsp oregano
pizza sauce
some water or vegetable broth for sauteing

To cook your quinoa, rinse 1 cup of quinoa in a fine mesh strainer. Add it to a pan along with 3 cups of water. Bring it to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and let it simmer for about 20 minutes. You will have about 3 cups of cooked quinoa.

Saute the mushrooms, onions and peppers until tender in some vegetable broth or water. Sauteing this way saves on calories as apposed to using an oil. 

Mix the quinoa, sauteed vegetables and oregano together. Add little pizza sauce. You do not need a lot. Just add a little and to your liking. Enjoy!!

How to cook quinoa.

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