red peppers, edamame,
red onions, chicken breast.
Tim calls this dish "smooth with a kick."
Uh, I think he's referencing the kick as being the jalapeno ingredient!
Seriously, if Tim ever goes into therapy, peas will be the FIRST thing he talks about. And that would be nice cuz I'm getting a little tired of defending anything that is round and green in the dishes I make.
I kid you not, this was an actual conversation.
Angie: It's not peas Tim, it's garbanzo beans or sometimes called chickpeas.
Tim: SEE!!! I TOLD YOU IT'S PEAS!!!
Angie: PEAS ARE GREEN! THESE ARE GARBANZO BEANS!!! THEY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH PEAS!!!
Tim: They look like peas.
Angie: You need therapy.
let's move on by rinsing the quinoa
seriously why don't they just spell it like KEEN-WA. Why do they spell quinoa like quinoa when it sounds like KEEN-WA? Makes no sense.
I need therapy now.
combine the quinoa and water and boil and then simmer until absorbed.
Meanwhile bring to boiling the chunked up,
Now chop up the red peppers, red onions, garlic and jalapeno and chicken.
Yowza! That jalapeno provides plenty of heat!
add the chopped chicken into the skillet with the heated oil.
Cook the diced chicken until browned....gladly!!!
throw the veggies into the skillet...
Now add some cumin and edamame.
Oh right, the recipe calls for peas.
Add peas if you want AT YOUR OWN RISK...
REMEMBER, THAT PERSON MAY NEED VEGGIE THERAPY LIKE TIM TOO!
Uh, I'm not kidding.
Now add those sauteed chicken pieces...
By the way,
ever needs therapy for sauteed, browned chicken breasts!
Now add the quinoa in.
Aaaand the boiled sweet potatoes and lots of salt and pepper....
Well, plate 'er up!
here's the deal.
This is a tasty, heat-filled, super healthy dish. BUT both Tim and I found ourselves wanting some starch with this dish, like bread!
as long as you eat some big crusty bread with this or some whole wheat Wonder bread with butter, you'll be satisfied.
this makes for a nice midday snack.
If you have little kiddos, DO NOT use the seeds of the jalapeno,
just de-seed and dice.
Okay, in closing I just wanted to show this strange-o hanging of snow/ice off the summer kitchen roof Friday night...
pajama pants and Tim's slippers.... SHUT UP
by the way...
WHAT??? Your dog doesn't eat poop? Well then, your dog isn't a non-discriminating Beagle is all
I have to say to that.
Go on now.
And here we have a wreath on a picket fence....
another wreath. Wish I had a hill here to use that new $30 sled on!! $30!!
When did sleds get so expensive and when did I suddenly act like I'm five thousand years old and can't believe sleds are THIRTY DOLLARS!
well I better close for now; Vinny and Giblet Pearl are acting a little needy.
Quit writing about food and instead GIVE US FOOD!
Vinny and Gibby
Crap, almost forgot AGAIN, here's the recipe...printable is on the right hand side!
Chicken-Sweet Potato Stir-Fry
From www.runnersworld.com website Check this website out, lots of fitness information
Serves: 4 Prep: 12min |Cook: 22min |Total: 34min
1 C water
1/2 C quinoa, rinsed and drained
1 med sweet potato (about 8 oz), peeled and cut into 1/2" cubes
4 tsp canola oil
12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2" pieces
1 med onion, chopped
1 jalapeno chile pepper, finely chopped
1 med red bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp ground cumin
1 C frozen peas
3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1. Combine water and quinoa in small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer until liquid has been absorbed, 12 to 15 minutes.
2. Put sweet potato in small saucepan with enough cold water to cover by 2" while quinoa is cooking. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain.
3. Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in large nonstick frying pan or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown, about 4 minutes. Transfer to bowl.
4. Return pan to heat and add remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Stir in onion and jalapeno pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 minute. Add bell pepper, garlic, and cumin. Cook until vegetables start to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in peas and reserved chicken and cook 2 minutes. Add quinoa and sweet potato. Cook, stirring frequently, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro, salt, and black pepper.
Okay guys, that's all I got for today!
Have a fun Sunday
we'll talk at ya soon!!!