I know fish is the healthier option over beef and other land animal meats, but I have never been a seafood lover. Since being with Brad though, I have been more willing to broaden my horizons. Cod is a fish I would recommend to those who don't really like fish as the taste is not too strong. Nutritionally speaking, it is commendable as well. Cod is a low calorie, low fat source of complete protein. Research shows that it also provides significant heart health improvements.
Quinoa, on the other hand, was a food I was excited to try. As I've mentioned before, I love white rice, but I know it's not food for me. I hoped that this would provide a healthy alternative. Quinoa is being labeled a super food. Quinoa is one of the rare plant foods that is a complete protein, and a great source of it, also containing all 8 of the amino acids. As well, it is an excellent source of calcium and iron. These facts have made it popular especially with vegetarians and vegans. It also a complex carbohydrate that keeps you fuller longer and is even gluten-free. I could go on and on about the health benefits I have read about, but I will stop here and show you how it went.
Quinoa is prepared the same way as rice with a 2:1 ratio for water to grain. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 15 minutes.
Cod is baking in the toaster oven, an energy saving alternative to the oven when preparing meals for only 2 people.
The meal was delicious. I would say one of the best tasting and most grown up meals that Brad and I have prepared since getting married. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked the cod. I would certainly have it again. I am especially excited to look for new ways to use quinoa in our meals. You might get to hear about it again!
PS - Happy Mother's Day to all the moms reading!