By VICTOR E. SASSON
Organic quinoa from Costco Wholesale is one of the whole grains I rely on to give me that full feeling on a no-bread, no-pizza diet.
It's a snap to prepare in an electric rice cooker with black beans and organic diced tomatoes, but it's even better when you include lots of chopped garlic cloves, which you can buy peeled at the Hackensack Costco.
The garlic turns creamy, lending moisture to the quinoa, which has fewer carbs than rice or pasta.
You can enjoy leftover quinoa at any meal -- reheated to eat with eggs in the morning or fish in the evening.
You can also use it cold as the foundation for a chopped salad.
The organic quinoa from Costco doesn't require any washing before it goes into the rice cooker.
A chopped salad of tomatoes and cucumbers from our garden, plus celery, in a dressing of extra-virgin olive oil, fresh lime juice, balsamic vinegar, dried and fresh mint, parsley and other fresh herbs.
|Add a spicy Korean accent at any meal with crunchy cucumber kimchi from Arirang Kimchi at 1 Remsen Place in Ridgefield (1-201-313-7175).|