I love quinoa but my boys don't. Like really don't. They're not picky eaters at all so when they tell me they really don't like something I know they mean it! But I can't help thinking that I just haven't found a way to prepare it yet that they like. The other day I made a quinoa salad using up some leftover quinoa and some things from the veg drawer.
I sauteed some onion and a bit of garlic. I added some cubed sweet potato and let that cook for a bit until it softened. Then I added some chopped asparagus and cooked it for just a few minutes longer. I mixed these veg with the cooked quinoa and then poured some of our favourite dressing over it all (although this time I used balsamic vinegar when I made the dressing). And what did my boys think? Not much! I loved it though. And had to put it away so that there would be some left for our guests - I found it hard to stop "testing" it as it was delicious to eat while it was still warm. ;-)
So, that leaves me on the lookout for another way to try quinoa and yesterday I found this recipe in a magazine. I feel pretty confident that they will like these quinoa cakes but if anyone has any links to favourite quinoa recipes I'd sure appreciate them.