- 1 1/2 cup quinoa (can get at Whole Foods and most supermarkets)
- about 3 cups of chopped vegetables that can be eaten raw (garlic, onion, pepper, cabbage, carrots,... - whatever you have)
- salt and spices to taste
- 1 tbs balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbs olive oil + a little extra to heat up
- 1 cup raw cashews
Add the water and cook quinoa according to directions (usually in double amount of water, until water is absorbed and quinoa soft).
When all water is absorbed, add the chopped vegetables and mix well.
Take off the oven and add the balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt and/or other spices and herbs and combine.
Can be served warm or cold. Great to bring to potlucks or parties!
Alma from Take Back The Kitchen talked to me about this dish for her column at Baristakids
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And here are some ideas for greener parties and BBQs:
- Try to avoid disposables such as silverware, plates and cups - especially if you don't have a huge amount of people
- If you feel like you must use disposables, think about buying biodegradable items (you can find them at most supermarkets, even CVS is selling some)
- Can you do without plastic? Come up with creative ideas how to avoid plastic wraps (think cloth & rubberband?), ziplock bags (reusable containers?), plastic water bottles (reusable stainless steel or glass) etc. etc. Plastic is everywhere, and gets everywhere. Avoiding is the best strategy to not being exposed to harmful chemicals that might leach into food/drinks, especially when the plastic gets hot in this kind of weather.
- Bring and offer local foods