WITH QUINOA, CREAM CHEESE and COOKED MISO SALMON
I promised one of my followers that I would make a recipe with three of her favorite ingredients: salmon, quinoa and cheese. It took me awhile to invent a recipe that would work within those specific parameters, but then I remembered just how much I love brown rice philly rolls. I thought it would be a fun experiment to play with quinoa instead of brown rice for the additional protein it provides. This was our once-a-week splurge dinner, and it happened on Sunday. I say splurge because, 1: as I’ve mentioned before, we don’t eat fish often and 2: Nori sheets aren’t cheap! Nonetheless, this meal was so fabulous, and I wish I could eat it everyday of the week. We still have leftover toasted nori and almost the whole bag of quinoa, so we’re definitely going to make these completely vegetarian with either roasted eggplant, seared tofu or just extra thin-cut veggies.
ALSO YOU KNOW I HAVE TO SAY Happy Black History Month!
To celebrate, I have been doing some extracurricular writing that I’ll eventually share, and I have a few recipes up my sleeve to share throughout the month as well. But in the meantime, here are a handful of articles I recently read regarding both African American culture and food and relevant issues and inspirations to keep me pondering and working on OUR and MY future (+ other readings) !
Current Reading List:
ARTICLES of Interest:
Edna Lewis and the Black Roots of American Cooking by Francis Lam, NEW YORK TIMES How Slaves Shaped American Cooking by Karen Pinchin- NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC A Belle Epoque for African-American Cooking by Jeff Gordinier- THE NEW YORK TIMES Dora Charles Moves on From Paula Deen, And Makes it All About the Seasoning by Kim Severson- THE NEW YORK TIMES -true beef scandals What’s Leafy, Green, and Eaten by Blacks and Whites? by Conor Freidersdorf THE ATLANTIC– An interesting controversy over collard green appropriation
Quantum Success: The Astounding Science of Wealth by Sandra Anne Taylor– Halfway through, and I’m JUST beginning to get excited about the messages and principles being shared. I definitely love the journaling encouragement. It’s been really helpful with visualizing more limiting thoughts as physical things to literally be erased or scratched out., It’s
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison– Still,…slowly but surely. Did I mention that I’m reading this story as part of a two-person book involving myself and one of my best friends still living back in Dallas. It’s on Huffington Posts’ 30 Books You Should Read before you’re 30. Aaaand, we’re racing the clock! 🙂 The deadline to finish this one before we’re on to the next is March 1st. Feel free to join us!