This weekend I did a little guest post for Paige over at Eloping Stethoscope. Although you can click here to see the full post on Paige’s blog, I thought that I’d share it with you all as well!
I have a serious love/hate relationship with Pinterest. Love it because it provides great ideas for food and crafts … and hate it because every time I try to make something it comes out looking completely different than the pinned picture. I like to call this Lies That Pinterest Told Me (you can see a previous post here), and I wanted to share one of those lies with you all.
Having recently switched to a vegetarian diet, I’m always on the hunt for quick and easy vegetarian dishes packed with protein and found a great recipe for Quinoa and Black Bean Lettuce Wraps on Pinterest.
- 1/2 cup chopped raw onion (I used red, but also added some green onion)
- 1 red or yellow pepper (I used orange, so sue me)
- 1/2 can black beans (I used a whole can)
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 avocado
- Fran’s Red Hot (what the heck is this? I used Red Pepper Flakes instead)
- Salt & Pepper
- Bibb lettuce.
Right off the bat, I fail and bought the wrong kind of lettuce. Might not seem like a big deal but (spoiler alert) not all lettuce is good for wraps.
Step Two: Cook quinoa.
So far, so good. If you’ve never made quinoa before, you want to cook it in 2 cups of water per 1 cup of dry quinoa. First, though, make sure that you give it a good rinse to make sure that you get the bitter coating off before you cook it.
Step 6: Truth or Lie?
The photo on the top is from pinterest, and the one on the bottom is my own. Looks like this pin was fairly true! While my end result looked nothing like the picture I found on Pinterest, it still ended up pretty good! And it only took me 20 minutes to make, start to finish!