Monday, December 12, 2011

Grow Your Own Scallions

I found out about this idea while productively "wasting" time browsing Pinterest.  It's a perfect way to grow your own scallions, and takes up vary little space.  It's a perfect garden for us small apartment dwellers!

Cut off the bottom half (the white part) of scallions.  Put the roots in a glass with water.  Place near a window and wait for your scallions to grow!  Change the water every few days to keep it fresh.

The end product... home grown scallions!

~Eat Well and Be Happy~

A Quinoa Dish Variation

Wow, ok so my last post was a full month ago... I'm sorry my dedicated Yellow Apron Experiment Readers!  I don't understand how people with full time jobs and kids are able to blog.  So as a special treat to all you readers out there, 2 posts today!  A simple healthy, food dish, and an idea for those small apartment dwellers.  

This dish is a slight variation on a past quinoa dish.  But can we say Hello Protein!  C (my official taste tester) gave this one an 8.  The addition of olives would have made it a 9...

2 cups chicken broth
1 cup of quinoa

1/2 can kidney beans
1/2 can black beans
5-6 whole fresh mushrooms (sliced)
10-15 grape tomatoes cut in half

Small handful of shredded mozzarella cheese

1.  In a medium size pot, bring 2 cups of chicken broth to a boil.  Add in the quinoa and reduce heat to a simmer.

2.  After about 15 minutes (or until about 1/2 of the liquid has been absorbed) add in the kidney beans, black beans, mushrooms, and tomatoes.

3.  Cook until all the liquid has been absorbed (about 30 total minutes).  Just before serving add in the mozzarella cheese and mix.

~Eat Well and Be Happy~