I should be working right now. I should be reading about hagiography in the Merovingian period. I should be reading about bishop-saints, and how they were represented throughout the course of the middle ages. I should be reading about how the rising non-landed plutocrats of Victorian Britain were undermining the British aristocracy.
Instead I made chili. Chili with quinoa. Doesn’t it look really meaty? It does, doesn’t it? You’d be fooled into believing that that’s mince meat in there. I got my inspiration from this source, but I adapted it slightly.
It was delicious this was. It was bizarre when I was eating it because it definitely didn’t have the texture of meat, but it didn’t feel like it was trying to be something it wasn’t. It was very…wholesome? Satisfying? idunkno.
I would write more, but I’m a bit worried about my work. I hate exams.
-1/2 cup of uncooked quinoa
-1 red onion
-1 clove of garlic
-1 green pepper
-1 tsp salt
-1 tsp gr coriander
-2 tsp cumin
-1 tsp cocoa powder
-1 tsp paprika
-1 tsp chili
-1 x 400g tin kidney beans, drained
-1 x 400g tin chickpeas, barlotti beans or black beans, drained
-1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
-2 tbsp tomato puree
-200 ml water
-Cover your quinoa with water, bring to the boil and cook for fifteen minutes or until it’s soft (when eaten).
-Meanwhile, cook your vetegables in some olive oil in a large saucepan and add some salt.
-Once vegetables are soft add remaining ingredients, bar the quinoa.
-Bring the mixture to the boil and add the quinoa. Cook for 15 minutes and take off the heat.