Well we had a trip to the bulk food store yesterday. It is a fun place to visit… psst lots of candy. 😉
I did pick up some healthy things too. I have been searching for quinoa for a while. As we walked in there was a big bin of it right at the end of an aisle…. no I didn’t buy the whole bin. just a smallish bag to see if we liked it. Last time I tried something new it was sort of 50/50. It is sort of like small barley. It doesn’t look like grits, so it should go over ok………. well it should.
We will try it tonight, I am going to fry some onions in a bit of butter until golden and then add the quinoa and some soup stock.. and some white wine and cook until it is tender. So an experiment. The ratio for liquid to grain.. well seed as it seems to be a seed, is two to one I think.
Then I stumbled across chick pea flour. Oh stop laughing, so I haven’t seen it before. I bought some of it as well. I have a bit of it in a Italian bread dough that is rising now, so experiment number two. There is no gluten in this flour so unless I want a flat bread I have to mix it with other flour. I didn’t use much, perhaps 1/7th. I think it could add a nice flavour.
If not.. then we will not be doing well for bread this week as someone has eaten it all.
oh we found some nice trail mix with lots of dried fruit, it is a great snack, but they don’t seem to give it away. 😦 you would think dry fruit would be on sale.. I mean isn’t it stale now?
Something new too, for us. A snack, it sort of looked like this but ours has of a variety in it. There are wasabi peas and other things with wasabi on it. It is quite hot, tis fun watching Meg’s face when she bites into one. Some have a peanut center, they are quite yummy. I also found one that is close to the same but a bit different, it is dragon something or other. It has a lot of sushi looking snacks, also balls with sesame seeds with peanut centers, mmmm, very yummy. But always tell Aimee first if something is hot… eeeps ours had a bit more in it, some longer ones with a black wrapper like a sushi wrap.
Time to beat the dough back down and let it rise again. Cross your fingers…