I cook quite a bit.I would say nearly everyday, unless for some reason I have gone out to eat, or have enough leftovers to just heat up and eat.So, with all this experience with cooking I have become some what decent at cooking.
But, I would not say I am some expert, or master chef.Practice makes perfect, or some crap like that. It can be fun trying to be inventive with recipes, and it is always a small kitchen victory when some creation comes out edible, or even better; When it comes out super tasty.
I am not becoming some deep philosopher,here, so shut up if you think that is what I am trying to do.There is a point, but that is not it.The point is, I made this, and though it was ” okay” I would not say it was all that wonderful.But, I will post it anyways, as that is what I do.Besides, perhaps it could be used as some kind of starter, and could lead to an actually really good meal.Or, not.
Maybe I just do not like the combination of tomatoes and broccoli.That could easily be it.
- Spaghetti Squash, halved and seeded.
- 1 can of diced tomatoes.
- 2 cups of chopped broccoli.
- Teaspoon of red pepper flakes.
- Teaspoon of cilantro.
- Tablespoon of olive oil.
Preheat your oven to 420, place the two halves of the squash on a baking pan, and bake for thirty minutes, or so.Meanwhile, heat up the oil in a pan or skillet, and add the broccoli and red pepper flakes.Cook for 5 minutes or so, and add in the diced tomatoes with their juice, salt, pepper, and the cilantro.Stir, and cook for 10 minutes or so.Lower your heat, and let it simmer, stirring occasionally.
When the squash is ready, take it out of the oven, and when you feel it is not hot enough to burn you as you hold it, pick out the strands of the squash with a fork.
I removed it and just placed it into the pan or skillet holding the tomatoes and broccoli.Toss well.
You can top with some vegan grated cheese, maybe some capers.I think I used both, as I was only marginally happy with this, but that is okay.No one is perfect, not even I.Seriously.I mean it, really, I am not.Though, I come close to it, sometimes.Well, maybe that is not really being honest.Fine.
But, the main point is, if you make this , and you think it is only ok, not that great, do not come and tell me that, as I just told you that it is only okay, and not great.
No one is perfect, bastards.
Quinoa, the tasty beads, not really a grain, grain.I like quinoa , but I like it simple.Maybe some soy sauce, some broccoli, some cauliflower, and that’s that.
This is a beyond simple recipe, extremely simple.I am sure this is allover the world wide web, the kids probably know about, it does not take a genius to come up with or make this dish.But, that is just fine.Simple and fast can be very good.
So, if you have trouble cooking this dish, you may want to stick to t.v. dinners, okay?
Sorry, maybe that is mean.I do not really mean it, we all have bad days or nights cooking.
Okay, let’s get this over with.
- 1 cup and one fourth a cup of Quinoa.
- 1 cup of Broccoli, I used frozen.
- 1 cup of Cauliflower, again, I used frozen.
- 2 Tbsp of Soy sauce, I actually, once again, used Bragg Liquid Amino Liquids.
- Pepper, to taste. (optional)
- 1 cup of water.
See, even the ingredients list is nothing great, or frightening, so you got this one, you do.You will need two pots, or pans.Hopefully, you got those, too.You will also need a steamer, as I used one, You want to be authentic, don’t you?
Okay, bring your steamer up to streaming, in one pot.In the other pot, bring that cup of water to a boil.They ready? Okay, steam the cauliflower and the broccoli.Toss the quinoa into the boiling water.Well, do not toss, that would be a bit dramatic, even for me.Bring the quinoa down to a simmer, and let cook for twelve minutes.
That is about it, really.Put some quinoa on your plate,top with the vegetables, and sprinkle with the soy sauce, and pepper.Easy.
Now, as that was so easy, how about something a bit harder ? Try balancing the federal budget, thanks to a fun little game from the New York Times.
See how you do. It is not as easy it looks.Well , it is, if you cut many loved programs. and tax, tax, tax.