I haven’t been here for ages. As usual, it didn’t mean I wasn’t cooking.
For about a year (and especially last 6 months) I felt that if Soren Kierkegaard and Paul Sartre were alive I would become their best buddy! We would have so much in common and so much to discuss…You know you are not dandy when you feel like there is no essence in your existence.
Well, I don’t believe that anything or anyone can help you (especially western medicine, ha!), only yourself, so on my way to recovery I decided to clean up nicely, cut out bad things and detox.
I even bought Gwyneth Paltrow’s new book called ‘It’s all good’. Which brought me to another discovery – if you are pretty, successful, have a great body, great career, good looking husband and angelic looking children, shitloads of money, basically you have it all – people will hate you. That’s the only way I can explain why so many people have a negative attitude towards Gwyn…
Well, let me tell you, her book written with Julia Turshen (hollaaaa!) is just simply divine! I tried out almost all of it and I loved it. Loved it so much I want to share it with you…
First on the list is amazing savory quinoa. If you haven’t tried quinoa yet, it’s about time you should, it’s one of the superfoods. It’s rich in protein, iron and magnesium (that’s why it is so good for vegetarians). If you need more convincing, you can find it here. My variation of Gwyneth’s recipe is with spinach instead of kale:
Quinoa with spinach
2 tablespoon of olive oil
1 garlic clove
300 grams of spinach
1 cup of quinoa
coarse sea salt
freshly ground pepper
fried egg for each serving
1. To cook quinoa, rinse it first in a mesh strainer. Place it in a pot and add 1 and 3/4 cup of water and a pinch of salt. Bring it to a boil, lower the heat and cover, cook until liquid is absorbed.
2. Heat oil and garlic in a heavy pot. Add chopped spinach and wilt it for 2-3 minutes.
3. Add quinoa and stir it for 2 -3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with fried egg on top.