Let it be known that I love cilantro. I think it is bright, fresh, and sassy tasting, and I love the refreshing zip it adds when it’s included in salsa (especially Lonestar Texas Grill’s).
Let it also be known, that I fail at cooking with cilantro. I once absolutely ruined my Mexican Lasagna with too much of it, and I almost did it again tonight with a Mexican quinoa stir fry.
When I am cooking with it, I will add some, think it doesn’t look like enough, and add more. It’s bad news. I thought I learned my lesson the first time I did this… But ol’ Andy-pants has now banned me from adding cilantro to anything he is eating.
Shmanyway, despite the cilantro incident, dinner ended up being quite yumtastic. Thankfully, I was able to pick out most of the cilantro, and counteract the rest with a bit of lemon juice. Phew. Dinner saved.
This quinoa stir fry included onion, garlic, green pepper, corn, kidney beans, salsa, and cheddar cheese (and of course CILANTRO). While I cooked the quinoa, I stir fried the onion and garlic for 5 minutes before adding the green pepper, corn, and kidney beans.
I then added the quinoa, 1 cup salsa, and 1 cup cheese to this mix (and the cilantro, but we’re leaving that out ;)), and stirred it all together.
And here’s the rest of my eats today if you’re interested (and why wouldn’t you be?)
A salad beast including romaine lettuce, baby spinach, grape tomatoes, shredded carrot, green onion, black beans, and cashews. Surprisingly VERY filling and just what I needed after this cheesefest (literally)…
Now THAT is CHEESE. Holy shmoly, that is cheese. I decided I wasn’t feeling anything at home for breakfast this morning, so I just grabbed a banana and hit up Druxy’s as soon as I got to work for some grilled cheese action. You choose your bread, cheese, and toppings, and I chose 12 grain bread, havarti cheese, and scrambled eggs.
I had NO idea it was going to be so cheese heavy. Yowza. Ah well, I cleaned my plate (or, waxed paper in this case). It was ridiculously delicious.
A few months ago, TeamBuy (like Groupon, but Canadian) gave me some TeamBucks (like a gift card) to buy something on their site. Usually gift cards burn a hole in my pocket, but this one I have been saving until I found something good that I actually wanted. I didn’t want to spend it on something silly like $10 for $25 worth of pizza, you know.
Well I finally used most of it! I bought a 10-class pass to a Boot Camp nearby, which I am starting tomorrow evening (wish me luck, I may die), and I used some of it today on this:
I am not a beauty expert AT ALL, but I think it’s a pretty good deal, so you guys may want to check that out!
Hope you all have a great night!
PS – I updated my Playlists page with some new beats!
PPS – Thanks for all your well wishes yesterday! I am feeling allllll betta today!
Question of the evening:
- Have you ever ruined a dish with too much of one ingredient?