Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Pizza Quinoa

You'd think I'd be over my quinoa obsession by now, but no ...  It seems I can't get enough of this stuff.  Which is just fine, because it's full of protein and fiber not to mention delicious.  A lot of people think quinoa is bland and uninteresting, which it is ... if you try to eat it plain.  But if you add just a few ingredients to dress it up, it can magically become one of your favorite foods. 
Inspired by the quinoa pizza bites I made a while back and eager to find yet another use for my delicious cashew cheese sauce, I invented ... pizza quinoa!  It's warm, it's cheesy ... it's pizza-y.  It's got all the comforting gooeyness of pizza without the fat, carbs, and feeling of a brick in your stomach later. 
Pizza Quinoa
1 cup cooked quinoa (follow package directions)
2 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 1/2 tablespoons cashew cheese sauce
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
(Optional: serve with Daiya mozzarella melted on top)
Simply mix ingredients together and heat through.  Ingredient amounts can all be adjusted subject to taste.  Serve warm and enjoy! 

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