Recipe Exchange? Yes please!

Got an e-mail from a friend today, asking me to go in on a recipe exchange.  Now usually I don’t do this sort of thing, as I am an incredibly lazy person.  But this one was easy-peasy, and I had no choice but to join in.

The exchange details, just in case you’d like to do it yourownself:

1) NAME 1

2) NAME 2

We’re starting a collective, constructive, and hopefully TASTY recipe exchange. We hope you will participate. We have picked those we think would make this fun. Please send a recipe to the person whose name is in position 1 (even if you don’t know him/her) and it should be something quick, easy and without rare ingredients. Actually, the best one is the one you know in your head and can type right now, or can provide a link to. Don’t agonize over it- it is one you make when you are short of time; or the one that you always turn to.

After you’ve sent the recipe to the person in position 1 below and only to that person, copy this letter into a new email, move my name to position 1 and put your name in position 2. Only my name and your name should show when you send your email. Send to 20 friends BCC (blind copy). If you cannot do this within 5 days, let us know so it will be fair to those participating. You should receive 36 recipes. It’s fun to see where they come from! Seldom does anyone drop out because we all need new ideas. The turnaround is fast as there are only 2 names on the list and you only have to do it once.

Easy, right?  Only one recipe, and I only had to send it to one person.  Even I can do that!  And the crowd goes wild.

What did I send my NAME 1?  Here ’tis, cut-n-pasted from the e-mail I sent so you can pretend to be NAME 1.  Because I’m sure that person is awesome:

Because seriously, never taken the time to stop stuffing my face with said recipe to snap a photo.

Quinoa w/Stir-fry Broccoli Slaw

Super-easy, but my very favorite go-to weekday dish!  Bonus points, as I can serve it to my veggie friends.  (Though if you toss in meat I won’t judge….)

2 cups uncooked quinoa
1 bag Trader Joe’s Organic Broccoli Slaw (or any other broccoli slaw, but that’s the one I use)
1 onion, cut in half & sliced into “straws”
1 tsp sesame oil (or just use canola, or a mix of the two)
1 tsp grated ginger (more if you like, less if you don’t)
1 tbsp soy sauce (or Bragg liquid aminos…or a mix of the two, if you’re me)
1 tbsp minced garlic (see ginger)
Sesame seeds and/or seaweed/nori for garnish

* Cook quinoa to package directions
* While the quiona is cooking, add sesame oil to heated pan.  Immediately add onions — sesame oil has a rep for smoking up quickly — and toss. 
* When onion is partially translucent, add broccoli slaw.  Toss.
* Add ginger, soy sauce and garlic.  Toss to coat/distribute evenly.
* Cook ’til the veggies are the texture you like to eat ’em (I cook them til they’re well cooked but not sloppy, about 4 minutes).
* Serve over hot quinoa, add sesame seeds/nori to taste.

Hope you enjoy it!  I often cook a massive batch of quinoa & then freeze servings just so I can whip this up in a flash….

Fingers crossed that folks get to sendin’ over to the NAME 1 I sent them.  And that I get a few recipes too.  I was really, really tempted to send to more than 20 people, but I figured I’d stick to the rules.  But if you have a recipe that is easy (mine was something I literally tapped out from memory), post it in the comments.  I love me some recipes.  Especially easy ones that other people have loved long time.
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