Cooking disaster struck yesterday… Mathias was gone for two days and I wanted to make a typical Belgian dish ( Beef cooked in Brown Beer that we call Stoofvlees) to surprise him. The surprise was burnt stew.
Very strangely I have never managed to make it, the first time I used the wrong beer and it was disgusting and yellow where it’s supposed to be Brown. Second attempt was burnt. I let it rest for a while now :-).
So today a Healthy Salad which is very hard to ruin! United Nations called 2013 The Year of Quinoa, to be honest I find Quinoa in itself pretty bland. So plenty of veggies and sauces do the trick!
Here we go:
Rinse the Quinoa several times and cook for 12-15 minutes ( 1 Volume of Quinoa = 2 volumes of water).
Grill slices of Eggplant and Zucchini after marinating them in olive oil,lemon juice, salt & pepper.
Make Hummus ( Chick peas, olive oil, lemon juice, Cumin and a tsp of Garam Masala)
Blend Beetroot with olive oil, salt & pepper. I still had some Cherries left so I threw them in. I didn’t taste them that much because the beetroat has such a strong taste but it added a little sweetness.
Do you have a dish that never seems to work?
In the meantime, Enjoy this one 😉 And you’ll be the first ones to know when my Stew had succeeded!!