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.
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1 sweet potato
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.