I love when other people are smarter than I am and they allow me to suck off some of their smartness and put it into my own head. People like my culinary mentor, Chef Jeff. Better yet, food bloggers like Jessica. She shared her knowledge and love for quinoa (pronounced “KEEN-wah“) pasta with me and now I can't eat enough of it. Seriously. I've gone through so much of it, I should have SUPERGRAIN HERO stamped across my forehead or something.
For those of you that haven't heard of quinoa pasta, or quinoa for that matter, slide out from underneath that heavy rock you've likely been lying under and allow me to enlighten your brain on the wonders of quinoa. Actually, I found a fantasmic (yes, that's a word and no, you don't need to get out Webster's to check... just trust me) article that sums it up and describes it perfectly. Check it out here. Please... I'll wait
Now that you know why it's so wonderful and why I adore it so much, I want you to have a chance to indulge in its nutty, protein-packed, delightful goodness.
I opened up my well stocked refrigerator last night and threw this recipe together on the fly. I've always been a self professed carboholic, but I've been craving them even more than usual this week. This dish was a wonderful way to incorporate my craving into a healthy meal. The fact that it contains bacon, cooked up in less than 30 minutes, and requires only 5 ingredients makes it a hands down dinner winner in my book. Pair it up with a fresh salad and some Lia Marie's garlic bread and you'll be sent straight into a culinary Heaven so wonderful that you likely won't want to return to Earth any time soon.
I hope you'll give this recipe a try, and if you do, please come back and let me know what you thought of it. I'm always welcome to accepting compliments and constructive criticism.
Thanks, and I hope you have a yummilicious weekend!
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