½ cup Quinoa
1 cup water
1 cup apple cider (if cider is out of season, juice may be substituted)
½ cup chopped dried apples
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground clove
1 teaspoon almond extract
1. Rinse quinoa before cooking to remove the coating of a bitter substance called saponins.
2. Bring water to a boil.
3. Stir in quinoa, cover and simmer 15 minutes.
4. Mix in cider, chopped, dry apples, lemon juice, cinnamon and clove.
5. Cover and simmer for an additional 15 minutes.
6. Stir in almond extract.
7. Serve warm and ENJOY!
Variations: Try adding other dried fruit or a combination of fruits and nuts. Vary the kind of cider/juice used.
Nutrition facts: 3 servings: 204 calories; 44 carbs; 4gm pro; 2 gm fat