Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup quinoa
1/2 cup fresh berries
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
a handful of chopped pecans, toasted
1 tsp honey
Quinoa has a natural bitter coating called saponin. If you are buying quinoa in bulk, you will need to soak it for a few minutes and then rinse it in cold clear water until the “soapy” residue is gone. Some boxed brands may be pre-rinsed, but they still retain the nutritional goodness.
Combine milk, water and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat; let stand covered 5 minutes. Stir in berries and cinnamon; transfer into a bowl and top with pecans. Drizzle with honey.
While the quinoa cooks, roast the pecans in a 350 degree F toaster oven for 5 to 6 minutes or in a dry skillet over medium heat for about 3 minutes.