Quinoa Surprise

So I had a sweet potato stashed in my cabinet that I was determined to use up before it started to turn brown and smell bad…not that stuff like that happens in my house (often)…  Anyway, I also figured I should get around to using the quinoa that I shelled out for about a month ago and still haven’t cooked.  So, after a brief pinterest search, I basically made up my own recipe.

Quinoa Surprise

1 cup quinoa

2 cups water

1 cup raisins

1/2 cup walnut pieces

1 sweet potato

cinnamon

cumin

salt

pepper

Solar cook the quinoa and water in a glass dish for about 1 hour or until the water is absorbed.  Microwave the sweet potato until mushy.  Mix all ingredients together and season to taste.

I didn’t start early enough with my solar cooking.  I thought I could cook after 4:30, but apparently I was wrong.  After a half hour of solar cooking, my quinoa was still just sitting there.  So I finished it off in the microwave.  

The result was edible, but not much more.  My older son refused to eat it.  I may have to put syrup on it tomorrow to see if that helps.

Rating: A good idea gone bad.  I think some changes could help, but as is, I would not make this again.