“This is not flavoury…” ~Deliah

We tried the Mixed Berry & Almond Quinoa Bowl from PGEW this morning and it didn’t go well at all. The concept is a nice idea, but the execution left something to be desired. Even the grown ups found this recipe very bland. I ended up buckling and tossed 1/3 teaspoon of ground turbinado sugar in with the girls bowls (which had just over 1 cup of food in it.) Sort of the opposite effect we wanted in this little process, but if it means they’ll eat a bowl of quinoa it seems like a fair trade. The other thing we need to start remembering is that the cottage is not equipped with many cooking supplies… the presents a problem since we plan to spend time here this summer, mostly in August and early September, but making a list of what we need to bring before leaving our first stay needs to be made a priority.

Here’s what we would change for our next time:

  • vanilla, i would add a dash of vanilla to each bowl
  • lemon juice, i would add a layer of lemon and sliced orange to the berries boiling in the pan
  • quinoa, i would soak it longer than 15 minutes to get rid of the bitter taste you can get from not soaking it long enough
  • more strawberry, less blueberry… we used a mix of raspberries that were about to turn, frozen blueberries and fresh niagara berries

The recipe was very close to it’s cost estimate provided by PGEW, but the mods I would make would increase it slightly.  We also made 6 servings, and had everything on hand to use so that helps.

quinoa

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About heather

We are organic eating, chocolate sneaking, homeschooling, book reading, knitting, playing, music loving, experimental tourists of life!
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