Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Quinoa Salad with Spinach, Lemon, and Poppyseeds

First of all, thanks E's parents for sending me the camera! Second, Mark Bittman has a new vegetarian cookbook. This can't be good for my obsession. Expect lots of new recipes from How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. Here's one to start out. The recipe says that it's "Quinoa Salad with Spinach, Lemon, and Poppyseeds." Already you can see one problem. This is a spinach salad with quinoa, not the other way around. But it was still good. What you can't see in the photo is that there are lemon segments in the salad. Or at least small pieces of lemon. It turns out that peeling a lemon is really hard to do. So I ended up cutting off the peel. The whole time I was doing it, I kept imagining me slicing my hand open and all the lemon juice stinging to high hell. But I actually didn't cut myself. Next time I make this, it will probably be "Spinach Salad with Quinoa, Satsuma, and Poppyseed." Satsuma's are really easy to peel, and I can probably just steal them from a neighbor's tree.