Had some girl friends drop in today with their prospective babes. It was a regular awesome kid fest. Kids are always easy to snack out: crackers, peanut butter, cheese etc.. However, the gals and I know what time of year it is; rapidly approaching shorts and dress weather. No more cheese in our mouths or on our butts. Luckily I had some fat tomatoes (albeit out of season), really good balsamic vinegar, olive oil and naturally, quinoa. Slice the toms, top with quinoa, drizzle with balsamic and oil, salt and pepper. Classic deliciousness with some actual satiety in the quinoa. Without it, we’d be hitting those crackers with a billion grams of fat in about 10 minutes. Not to mention the quinoa gives this snack texture. Just saying. Try it.
Oh yeah, the gals who came over are photographers. So as I worked on some experimental recipes (that were so disastrous as to not be mentionable) they shot art photos. Here’s an example of a quick, impromptu shoot they did. Seriously, how radical is this photo. Dawndra Budd, how do you do it? Melissa Fenno, you are amazing too.