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Spicy Fried Quinoa

I love having this for dinner!  It's another clean out the ice box meal.

I made a batch of plan quinoa in my rice cooker (1 1/4 cups of quinoa and 2 1/4 cups of chicken broth/water).

I then used the same technique I use to make fried rice.  I stuck with leftover veggies for this, but if you wanted, you could put any kind of protein you wanted in it.

I usually don't include traditional recipe formats with my blog posts, but I'm going to give it a go here.

Spicy Fried Quinoa
Served 1

1 large egg
Coconut Oil- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon
Onion- half of one small, chopped
Garlic- one clove, minced
Thai Birds' Eye Chile- thinly sliced
Fresh Ginger- about 1 tablespoon, grated with a microplane grater
Corn- 1/4 cup (I used frozen white shoe peg corn)
Peas- 1/4 cup (I used frozen)
1 cup of cooked quinoa
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons sriracha sauce
Cashews- 1/4 cup (unsalted)
Sesame Seeds- 2 tablespoons
Cilantro- one handfu…

Thai Red Chile Garlic Lime Wings!

How comes it seems like the best tasting food I make is always difficult to photograph?

I love wings.  My husband doesn't.  So when he goes out of town, I always make sure I grab some at  the store so I can gorge on them while he's gone.

This was another one of those clean out the ice box deals.

I bought a big bag of frozen wings at the grocery store.  They were huge!

I grabbed 4 of them and put them on a foil lined baking sheet and threw it in a 400 degree oven for about an hour.  I didn't even defrost them!  I did rub them with olive oil, salt and pepper before they went in, though.

After about an hour I pulled them out of the oven and began contemplating what flavor I wanted to make them.

I put about some olive oil in a skillet and grated about a tablespoon of fresh ginger in the oil.  Then I minced about 5 cloves of garlic, zested a lime and dropped some Thai red chile paste in with it.  I turned the heat on medium and let the oil and seasonings begin to sizzle.  Afte…