Hearty Quinoa Breakfast
1 cup red quinoa (Alter Eco sells a fair trade quinoa)
2 cups water
1 fresh orange (optional)
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/3 cup dates
1/4 cup dried apricots
1/3 cup nuts (almonds, pecans, or walnuts)
1. Rinse quinoa thoroughly. Place in pan with water and bring to a boil. Add juice of an orange (if you have one) a bit of orange peel and pumpkin pie spice. Cover and simmer as you would with rice.
2. When the quinoa has almost absorbed all the water, add dates and dried apricots; cook until quinoa and fruit are soft.
3. Remove from heat and stir in nuts.
If you have sweet dates you shouldn't need to add any sweetener but if your dates aren't farmers market fresh you might want to.
I eat this almost every morning. Its filling and tasty.