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Mmmmmm Protein!

I keep posting images of what I’m eating to Instagram & Facebook, but not adding them here in such a routinely manner. However, I’ll only add here if I feel I can explain what I did in a way that makes cohesive sense.

Anyway. Tonight for dinner I made roast chicken breast, with roast peppers & quinoa.  Allow me to show you:

2015-02-23 21.55.44Mmmmmm.  So, quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is a new thing for me-I’ve only been eating it since the start of the year & it’s an ideal alternative to pasta (in my opinion) I still don’t really eat a lot of carbs, some days it feels like that’s all I eat but then I don’t really touch them for days.  I can easily live without bread & pasta, so it doesn’t bother me.  Ahem, swift digression.

This is raw quinoa:

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It’s a grain, wiki informs me it’s grown mainly for its edible seeds.  You take one part quinoa to 5 parts water & let it boil for 20 minutes.  I’m terrible with weights & measurements, so my measuring doll cups were out….I used half a cup to 2 & a half cups water.  I also added a vegetable stock cube to my water.

Then (because it’s easier) I use frozen, pre cut mixed peppers, apply oilve oil & garlic then in to the oven…..er, about 160 degrees & cut up chicken breast on another tray in the oven for about the same length of time.  I mixed them together once they were out the oven:

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I love how much colour can go in to food!

Then dish it out 🙂

One thing I have noticed is that as I’ve gotten older my food has become a lot more varied.  For example, a few years ago I would not have entertained even looking at peppers, but now I love them…..red being my favourite!

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