I just love quinoa is soups. This was an easy black bean/quinoa chili. My youngest son loves this. It is even better the next day and freezes well. I used my pressure cooked black beans. I haven't bought canned beans since I bought my pressure cooker.
I am always trying to come up with one pot meals. I swear, my next cookbook (oh, I have lofty goals!) will be one pot meals. This is half and half pasta.. white and whole wheat. The sauce is a low fat pesto. I used chickpeas, garlic, basil, and entire 10oz bag of organic baby spinach, toasted sesame seeds, lemon juice/zest and vegetable stock. Just before serving, I will spray the dishes with my olive oil pump sprayer. My kids ate this up. I haven't made a dairy containing pesto is so long, I think they've forgotten what it tastes like and are 100% satisfied with my low fat/vegan versions. I only used 3 T of toasted sesame seeds for the sauce.
Chana Aloo Stew... spicy, healthy and delicious.
Thank you all for your kind words and support during this transition. It isn't easy.. and the ups and downs are difficult. It helps to have caring people, even on the net.