This weekend was fantastic. Yesterday was my daughter Esme’s birthday and we planned to have a small get together on the Saturday. With the usual crowd embarking on to Brewers grounds we all had a superb time together.
For my daughter she had loads of fun, opened presents from friends and family, saving the majority for yesterday and we all had great food made by me of course. My wife is the best host so together we make a great pair with our friends and family not ever going without.
From all the great food made the one I am going to focus on for this post is my adaptation to a recipe found on BBC Good Food, Spiced Spicy chicken quinoa.
The reason behind making this quinoa is our newfound routine. We have decided to consciously improve some of our meals. I am a great believer to keep trying new foods especially for my kids. The good thing is they always try these new foods although not essentially to their tastes on every occasion however this occasion was a success, they loved it, ‘result’.
I did actually learn that quinoa is pronounced ‘keen-wa’ so everyday is a school day as the saying goes.
The recipe also calls for a Cajun seasoning which is actually a little spicy for our kids so I used my all-round seasoning mix which has enough spice but not to the point that my kids are put off. My wife and I do like more of a kick so if it comes to it we normal have a chilli grinder to add more spice once cooked.
The quinoa is actually really good too keep and we used it as a salad the following day with some diced feta added but to be honest you could anything you like to bolster the dish or even serve as a side to some other salads and grilled meats.