Monday, March 8, 2010
Chicken Quinoa Primavera
I don't eat a lot of fat anymore so I don't know how much I truly need to modify my diet due to my bum gallbladder but I figure it can't hurt to be careful.
Tonight I made a feast of veggies.
First - I took 1 container of grape tomatoes, drizzled a bit of olive oil, added 2 crushed garlic cloves and roasted in a small casserole dish at 375 for about an hour.
Then I used to following:
1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup of fat free chicken broth
a big splash of white wine
a dash of crushed red pepper and Italian Seasoning, ground black pepper
I had roasted a chicken breast the other night so I chopped that up.
I also chopped up:
1/2 a small zucchini - diced
1/2 a small yellow squash - chopped in larger pieces
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 a medium red bell pepper chopped
and some green stuff:
a handful of baby spinach, fresh basil and parsley - chiffonaded (is that a word?)
I cooked the quinoa per package directions using the broth and wine as the liquid.
My stove is a MESS. Pardon. I just didn't want to clean it before I started cooking.
In a skillet I cooked the onion and garlic till the onion was translucent on low/medium heat about 5-8 minutes. I used just a bit of olive oil and a spray of canola. I added the other veggies (including tomatoes) and chicken and another splash of chicken broth for another 5-8 minutes until cooked through. A little more black pepper and crushed red flakes.
I added both together - sprinkled a tiny bit of parmesan cheese and 1 boccaccini sliced up small.
I have some of the veggie/chicken mixture and veggies left over to use in other dishes throughout the week.
Alrighty. I've slept horribly the last 2 days. My internal alarm goes off at 6 and I haven't gone to bed until very late both nights. I'm gonna remedy that soon.
I can't eat until after my appointment tomorrow. Good thing the sonogram place is literally next door to my building!!
Sleep well and be healthy all of you.