This week The Hero and I decided to try to cut back on the amount of meat we eat. Since I am the primary grocery shopper I figured I needed to take the lead on it.
Lunch and dinner? No problem. But bacon goes so well with pancakes. Or sausage. Or fried smoked sausage. But I was going to be diligent, get ready for when we’re a one-income household while The Hero goes to grad school. So I had to rethink breakfast. And that’s when the quinoa recipe hit me.
Remember spiced oatmeal? I decided to replace the oatmeal with quinoa. The outcome, pure deliciousness. I can’t believe I didn’t think of it before now.
If you don’t have vanilla almond milk, use whatever you have on hand and add a teaspoon of vanilla to the recipe.
Spiced Breakfast Quinoa
- 1/2 cup quinoa
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 4 cloves
- 4 allspice berries
- 1-inch piece of ginger
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
In medium pan, combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce to low and cook for 10 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is translucent with a white circle on the outer edges. Let stand for 5 minutes, remove the spices and serve.