Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Quinoa for Breakfast?

So busy - I've really neglected this site.  But I have a ton of great recipes I'm dying to post.
News:  Andrew is growing incredibly fast.  And doing great.
Diet:  Just finally got off the drugs again (sugar, grains, dairy, etc.).  Andrew has a little indigestion and spits up a lot.  Lately he's been showing some signs of reflux and seems to be in pain while eating sometimes. So I made the big cut and went cold turkey. It's been so hard to give up coffee but I did it.  Green tea is helping.  Because I love lattes I was drinking milk.  I also was eating more meat than usual since I had craved protein so much while I was prego. I haven't given up meat completely but we rarely eat it.  And sugar.  Ah sugar. You realize the significance of sugar as a drug when you give it up and then have JUST ONE PIECE OF CANDY.  You want MORE MORE MORE.  My first piece was last thanksgiving (I was pregnant and no one knew it).  I couldn't stop and haven't been able to give it up since.  But alas, I'm done.  So...  back on the saddle again and I already feel great.  Two green smoothies a day, lots of alkaline food, emphasis on protein...  and best of all... WE'RE GETTING A VITAMIX BLENDER!

Here is my favorite and easies recipe of late:

1 cup quinoa
1 cup milk (any kind - I use almond milk)
1 cup water
1 vanilla bean split in half (or just a teaspoon of vanilla)
dash of cinnamon if you like

Bring to boil then simmer for about 15 mins.

Dress with fruit, nuts, maple syrup or honey.


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