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losing my quinoa virginity

so i've been hearing lots of hype about quinoa, an amino-acid rich seed that is very high in protein and magnesium. i had been wanting to try it for a while, so last week i bought a box and made a meal with it!

i previously perfected what i call 'chicken marinara,' which is just putting chicken, cut up vegetables, and pasta sauce (diluted with some water) in a covered pan. it's totally simple, but looks impressive and is really really tasty. i added some quinoa, and it was delicious!!

ingredients: marinara sauce (diluted with water), asparagus, broccoli, mushrooms, chicken breast

up close + personal

cooking away!

quinoa! (i used half the measurements reccomended in the directions)

raw quinoa

the finished product!
unfortunately randy was at work when i cooked and ate this meal, so it was my own private victory!

**update: i made this exact same dish last night (including some rice, bean, & veggie leftovers from wahoo's, which i cooked in the pan with the chicken, sauce, and other veggies) and randy ate it! and he liked it (for the most part)!

until next time..
<3 alaina

this is totally unrelated, but i received my new business cards in the mail today and just had to share!

the color looks a little crazy because it's an iphone pic that i tried to photoshop back to life, but it serves its purpose.

so excited
: D

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