Friday, November 21, 2008

My Spending Problem

Those of you who know me in real life think that I am frugal. Miserly, even (although I try very hard not to be).

What you may not know is that I have a serious shopping weakness.

Organic vegetables.

For some reason this tendency only surfaces when I am alone with Agent 004.

The last time we went out together (for a doctor's appointment), we came home with organic brussel sprouts. The time before that it was a peck of local apples. Today it was spelt and quinoa from the natural foods store.

Anyone know how to cook quiona? Have any good spelt recipes?


tumblewords said...

That's so timely! :) I fixed quinoa yesterday - in my rice maker. It's wonderful. Easy. I ate a bowl of it like oatmeal, with cinnamon, raisins and milk. Made a tiny salad with onions, carrots and celery. If you don't have a rice steamer, I think it's 1 part q to 2 parts water and bring to a boil, simmer until of the right consistency.
There are tons of recipes online - don't forget to rinse it well unless the package indicates it has been pre-rinsed.

Kate in NJ said...

Mmmm..I love quinoa, but my family doesn't. My fave way to eat it used to be stuffing zucchini or
portobellos. This is why Dave does the shopping now. ;-)

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

Have you come up with any ideas for the quinoa? I've got some, too, but haven't tried it out yet...