Pomegranates are one of those things that I pick up and put down several times during a grocery store trip. On the one hand, they're tart and delicious. On the other hand, they're expensive and I don't have many ideas with what to do with them- other than dig at it with a spoon while watching General Hospital. Luckily, my friend Sarah had an awesome idea which was: combine the seeds with quinoa! What a brilliant idea!
Now, when she did it there was some creative spicing involved. I was picturing a super simple side-dish with just a little pop, so I kept it really simple. I merely cooked the quinoa (with a little onion, salt, and pepper) then added in a pomegranate worth of seeds when it was cooked. Oh so good with black beans- it may just replace rice in my house for a while.
In the meantime I sauteed some veggies- zucchini, mushrooms, onions, and peppers, and whipped up a sweet little sauce with a bit of leftover tofu, roasted garlic, and roasted peppers. (With hot sauce and s&p to spare, of course.) The sauce was a little too sweet I thought, but I'm going to keep experimenting. Man do I love roasted garlic though. I wrapped it all up in some wheat tortillas and it was truly perfect. And provided plenty of leftover for lunch I might add.
The best part is that despite the fact that I had bought the materials for chicken and cheese quesadillas for the fam, they decided they wanted my vegan dinner instead. I just love that.
*Oooh also, Bazu from Where's the Revolution posted a review of a few DC restaurants, including Java Green a local fave. Check it out!