Porridge is taken to new heights with added fruit and whole grains.
Onions and peppers are sautéed and simmered with quinoa and tomatoes to make a delicious wholesome vegetarian dish.
This creamy pilaf incorporates the fluffy, nutty-flavoured grain, quinoa, with a decadent and delicious hard goat cheese. This has an amazing flavour and texture. Try serving with steamed salmon. I think this would work well with pine nuts as well as a variety of other cheeses.
I'll just say it: I am trying to eat less cheese. It is horrifying to me gastronomically, but appeals to my wish to eat more healthily. My family loves polenta, but how to make it taste as creamy and flavourful without the cheese I have come to rely on. The sun-dried tomatoes and rosemary make the polenta really tasty, but the basil-infused olive oil was the real secret to success. This is my first attempt. It worked really well for the adults, but the smaller kids turned up their noses.
This is a hearty, warmly spiced porridge that is perfect for the cooler autumn and winter mornings. It's quick and easy to make and is fantastic for breakfast, brunch, dessert or general snacking.