After a long day I decided that it would do me some good to spend some time in the kitchen. After all, we all know that cooking, baking, and wine can drastically improve any stressful day. Therefore, I set out to make some Quinoa Stuffed Cucumbers. For dessert, a healthier version of Reese’s peanut butter cup. Plus my cheap, but delightful, Turning Leaf Merlot for all courses.
Quinoa Stuffed Cucumbers
1/2 C Quinoa
1/2 Green Pepper
Salt & Pepper
Sprinkle of Parmesan
1 Tsp Olive Oil
|Step 1: Cut up the veggies and put aside to fill cucumber.||Step 2: Scoop out cucumber’s insides.
Step 3: Sprinkle salt/ pepper/oil in the inside.
|Step 3: Cook the quinoa.
Step 4: Put quinoa/veggies into hollowed cucumber.
|Step 5: Sprinkle parmesan on top.
Step 6: Put into oven at 200 for 50 minutes…Eat!
It was a delicious dinner I enjoyed while guiltily watching the Bachelor with my roomie. The show is such a guilty pleasure and I would definitely recommend a glass of wine while watching it. The best part of the show is being able to see what they do for their outrageous dates. The past episode was not very impressive though. Jumping off cliffs and soccer…yuck. First, I would never jump off a cliff if a man I just met asked me. Also, in what way does that prove that you trust him completely? If anything went wrong and you died it wouldn’t have anything to do with trust, just an awful accident. Second, I would never play sports with girls that are so vicious and clearly trying to win. Not playing soccer doesn’t mean you’re a bad sport it means you don’t want to play soccer.
After dinner and some laughs at the Bachelor, I made some delicious treats, Almond Butter Cups, from a blog I love! It tasted so heavenly and was fairly healthy..ish. Probably healthier if you don’t eat 3 of them.
Any day ends well with chocolate…