For this post I wanted to explore how to use quinoa as a base for steak. Cooking steak this semester has shown me that I really do enjoy eating it. However because it is fairly expensive I wanted to find ways to make it go further than one meal. I got really excited about this recipe (http://www.superhealthykids.com/steak-fajita-rice-bowls-oh-sweet-basil/) but realized that simply replacing the rice with quinoa still resulted in a dish that would use up all of my steak in one recipe AND that was not really saving any money. I kept hunting and decided combining steak with another recipe I found for Mexican quinoa here:
I loved this recipe because it takes a reasonable amount of quinoa (which also tends to be an expensive food) and adds cheap but filling ingredients such as corn and black beans.
I decided to cook the steak using the same method I had used to make nachos. I cut up my steak but accidentally cut some of it too thinly. However I thought cooking it for 60 seconds per side would hopefully work. This is the result of my labor:
Even though it was unevenly cooked, the steak went very well with my quinoa. I was so excited about eating it that I forgot to take a picture of my dinner before eating it all. Instead, here is a picture of the leftovers I ate for lunch and dinner the next day: