Oh, Quinoa – in this recipe, how nasty you were. Some of you asked about the Quinoa, what happened and why I didn’t like it.
The recipe called for the quinoa to be simmered in a mixture of water and orange juice. Um, blech. Merely the smell of it was simmering in orange juice was nauseating! It was, oh so gross. The mixture of spice and fruity was terrible. And it said it made two servings, but by the time it was finished there was barely enough for Gooner. Here is the finished product. ALL of the finished product.
It looked beautiful and tasted terrible…to us! Gooner on the other hand loved it. I think she enjoyed the chunks of apricots, but I’m glad that it didn’t go to waste. So we went on our merry ways playing with hats
and going for walks.
And yes, that is a leash. So as it went, I eventually heard some grunting which meant Gooner was, well, you know, taking care of private matters. And as a mother what I found in her diaper was NOT cool. She had passed the quinoa much like corn – no digestion. Do you remember soaking your own quinoa, how it sticks to EVERYTHING!? Well that is how it came out, only it didn’t stick to the diaper, it stuck to her butt. I used about 15 wipes to get it all. So this recipe got an F – or in our book EPIC FAIL.
The pediatrician asked today if Gooner was experiencing “normal” bowel movements, and I had half a mind to tell him about quinoa. So the rest of the quinoa is sitting in the cabinet waiting for me, and I’m nervous about busting it out. Gooner was finger pricked again to see if I’ve taken care of her anemia. He gave me a prescription, and I SHOULD have gone through 4 bottles since her last appointment…and I haven’t even finished one. Eeeeeeeeeeeeep. I made it a priority of mine to prepare iron rich foods so that I could forgo a supplement…so we shall see.
*The Dr. just called and she is no longer anemic! YAY!