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Quinoa & seared Scallops

Lately I’ve been posting pictures of flowers and nature, I thought I’d switch it up today and give you a recipe!

1 cup of white quinoa
4 tablespoons of Olive oil
1 yellow onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups of mushrooms
1/2 cup of white wine (dry) or juice from one lemon
2 cups of broth (any kind you want)
Lemon zest (optional)
1/2 cup of cooking cream or more broth (I used half & half)
1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese

In a large skillet heat the oil.  Brown the garlic, onion, and mushrooms.   Add the white quinoa to the skillet mixture and toast the grains for about 30 seconds.   Add the wine or lemon juice and let it be absorbed.  Quickly add half the broth and cover over low/med heat.  Wait until absorbed to add the remainder of the broth and cover again.  When almost all of the broth is absorbed, add the heavy cream, lemon zest (optional) and parmesan cheese.  Mix together and serve.

I added the scallops as an optional item.

Melt butter in a frying pan, add garlic and lemon juice to your liking. Next add the scallops, turning over once to brown each side.

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143/365 – Chocolate avocado pudding

Thought I’d try out a new recipe today. Chocolate avocado pudding. That’s right, avocado! I saw this recipe on the Marilyn Denis show a couple of days ago and it looked interesting. It turned out great!

One avocado

1/4 cup of raw honey

1/4 cup of cocoa powder

1/4 cup of water

2 tsp. of vanilla

1/4 tsp of sea salt

Recipe makes enough to fill the dish in the photo above, plus 1/2 of another identical dish.

Just mix it all up in a food processor (I used a magic bullet). I had to use 1/2 cup of water instead of the suggested 1/4 cup. The chocolate flavor is really strong, I probably didn’t need 1/4 cup of cocoa, but I like chocolate! I made a couple of strawberry fans and sprinkled some coconut on top. Delicious!