Last week I made the quinoa cakes I was wanting to try. When I saw the recipe I had never heard of quinoa cakes but after googling it I see there are all kinds of variations so we will be trying this out in a few different ways.
I decided to serve them with the mushroom ragout recipe from Joy of Cooking : All About Vegetarian cookbook (these mushrooms are delicious on soft polenta and I thought they might be nice with the quinoa cakes too).
I carefully finished cooking the cakes and carefully put them on our plates with some mushrooms on the side. Once at the table I sat down and watch in amazement as my husband calmly m a s h e d his cakes up, mixed them with the mushrooms and contentedly ate it all up. E did the same. Next time W and I will get nicely shaped cakes and they will get quinoa scramble!
Still, they were eaten up with no complaints about quinoa so that is a good sign. I think next time I will try making them with some spinach, scallions, garlic and feta mixed in. I could see these being good in pitas in place of falafel too.
This is a photo of the mushroom ragout over some polenta that W made, this was serious comfort food to me. If you love mushrooms then this recipe is a must try.