Each time we get to a new season in Colorado I think about how even though the season we're coming out of is great, the season we're going into is really my favorite. Winter and snow and skiing is amazing, but it's really great to bike and ski during spring. Spring with all the variety in weather has been exciting, but I'm really excited to sit by the pool and relax. Summer has been fun, but cooler Fall temperatures will be such a relief. And the cycle continues...
I realized this week that I have a similar pattern with food and seasons. This week I was throwing together a simple quinoa dinner with fresh veggies. I thought, "Wow, cooking is really so much easier in the summer when I can throw together meals with fresh fruit and vegetables." But I know that when Fall comes around, I will think that cooking is much easier because I can throw things into the crockpot or make big batches of soup that last all week.
I guess I just like the change.
Here's what I included in this simple recipe:
Quinoa, Sausage and Veggies
2 cups of cooked quinoa
1/2 of a white onion, sliced
1 red pepper, diced
Baby tomatoes, halved (I used about half a package)
2 spicy mango sausages, precooked
Salt & Pepper
- Start cooking the quinoa according to the package directions
- Heat the olive oil over medium heat
- Add the onion and cook until translucent
- Add the red pepper and cook for a few more minutes
- Toss all the remaining ingredients in a bowl and season with salt and pepper
- Serve veggies / sausage over quinoa
**This dish tastes great hot when you finish making it. It also tastes amazing when chilled in the fridge for leftovers the next day. Or in my case, the next 3 days.