Monday, March 20, 2017

Quinoa and Sausage Breakfast Bowl

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As much as my kids love pancakes for breakfast, they also really love a savory breakfast.  I am a savory breakfast person so this is my go to way of eating in the morning.  I also like to try and start the day with as much healthy food as we can eat.   That's why this quinoa breakfast bowl is so great.  It's full of healthy grains, protein and veggies. 

In our house, school day mornings are always a mad rush to get everyone dressed and fed before heading out the door for school.  I need a breakfast that takes no time to make since I'm busy packing lunches for the kids.  So this dish can be made the night before (or days before) and I don't have to think about in the morning madness.  The kids can simply heat up a bowl full and all I do is fry a quick egg to top it off.  It's an easy meal to get the day off to a good and healthy start.

You can actually eat this breakfast bowl any time of day so it's pretty versatile as well.  I hope you give this breakfast bowl a try... it really fuels your day. 


Ingredients:
3-4 cups cooked quinoa (See my instructions on how to cook quinoa perfectly here)
1 package breakfast sausage links cut into small bite size pieces
1 medium onion chopped small
1 large carrot peeled and cut into small dice
1 red or green bell pepper chopped small (or you can use sweet peppers)
1 medium zucchini cut into a small dice
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp granulated garlic
red pepper flakes to taste (optional)
1-2 Tbs soy sauce

Directions:
1.  Cook quinoa (follow directions here)

2.  Cut sausage and brown well on medium high heat in 1-2 Tbs canola oil.  

3.  Add cut onion, carrots, peppers and zucchini to browned sausages and saute until softened. 

4.  Season with thyme, granulated garlic, red pepper flakes.  

5.  Add cooked quinoa to pan and toss well with sausage and veggies.  Season with soy sauce to taste.  

6.  Cook eggs (any style: fried, boiled, scrambled or poached) to top each bowl full of the quinoa and sausage. 







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Monday, March 6, 2017

A Tribute to My Father

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I consider myself so very lucky because I got such a wonderful man to call my father.  My dear Dad passed away last week, but he will always be the strong patriarch of our family.   

I always thought my dad looked like a silent film star in his twenties.  He was not just handsome, he was a man of many talents as well.  He was an artist, fantastic singer, and musician (he could play the violin, guitar and  mandolin).  He also loved to be knowledgeable about everything so he would literally read the Washington Post Newspaper from cover to cover. 


The one thing my dear Dad could not do by any means was cook.  He was lucky to be married for over half a century to my mother... the best cook I know.  I asked my mother about his favorite dishes and she had to admit he loved it all.  He was not a picky eater either.  He could be happy with an elaborate meal or just as happy with peanut butter and crackers.  The one thing he did have to have several times a day was a hot cup of Sri Lankan tea.  So I did a variety of food from savory to sweet (he loves both equally) to showcase the dishes my Dad would love and enjoy. 



My father has always been larger than life in my eyes.  I was so fortunate to have this man I call "Thathi (father in Sri Lanka) in my life for so long because he filled it with his wisdom, his music, and his caring nature.  He was my rock.  So thank you Thathi for all you have done for your children and grandchildren.  You were simply the best. 



Recipe Links:
 Sri Lankan Pineapple Curry (Vegan)

Sri Lankan Fiery Pork Curry

Fiery Deviled Shrimp Curry

Crab Curry- Sri Lankan

Mango Pineapple Granita

Spicy Pineapple and Cranberry Chutney

Sri Lankan Cutlets- Tuna Fish: Version 2

Sri Lankan Miris (red chili) Kokis

Sri Lankan Spicy Coconut (Pol) Sambol 2 

Deviled Onion Sambal- Sri Lankan (Spicy)

Sri Lankan Kiri Bath (Coconut Milk Rice)

 


Sri Lankan Milk Toffee

 

Sri Lankan Lunu Miris (Chili and Onion Sambol)

 


Sri Lankan Coconut Milk Rice with Sweet Coconut St...

 

Sri Lankan Pani Pol (Coconut in Kithul Treacle)

 

 Sri Lankan Coconut Roti (Flat Bread)

 


Chicken Curry- Sri Lankan- My Mother's Version


 



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