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Monday, April 15, 2013

Quinoa Cakes with Lemon Aioli

HI!  We're back from Costa Rica!  And I'm now inspired to start trying some new foods and incorporating even more veggies and fruits into what we eat already.

We went to the Harrises Saturday night.  I have to say, Pinterest is also an inspiration for this...but since  coming back we've been eating junk junk junk.  Chips, pizza, pop...junk.  I feel GROSS!  So we had fish over at the Harrises house.  But for me the star was Quinoa Cakes with Lemon Aioli.  Superfood and lemon together?  What could go wrong?

So...take the cooked quinoa, mix up eggs with it, some parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and green onion. Make them into little patties, and fry them in olive oil.  Not a lot, just a little bit of oil.
I roasted an entire head of garlic (in the oven at 400 for 30-45 minutes with olive oil drizzled on it).  Put that in some mayo with ceyenne pepper, lemon zest, and juice from one lemon.  And the garlic.  Puree it and serve it over the quinoa cakes.

AMAZING?!?!  I think so.  I loved them.
And so I will make them again.

Coming soon this summer:  a grilled pizza per week from the Stute household!

Little Chocolate Devils

Little Chocolate Devils
These were a treat I made for superbowl 2011. Thanks for the picture, Lynz!