For a long time I would have said the only two things every good dish needs are: garlic and onions. While I still think these are absolute essentials two more have joined the ranks.
Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wA), is a sort of grain (actually a seed but don’t tell) that happens to also be a complete protein and cooks up much like traditional rice. It is a bit nutty in flavor and is easy to work into almost any meal even breakfast! I recommend purchasing it from Costco because you get a lot for a good price and its organic and non-gmo certified! 🙂
The second addition to the fab four is protein powder. I have started purchasing whey protein powder from our local natural foods market and love that per tablespoon it adds 19 grams of protein to every dish I use it in. I often add protein powder to pancakes, waffles and other baked goods my boys love including our easy gluten-free breakfast bars! I recommend pricing out whether it is cheaper to buy in the bulk section or pre packaged.
Have a nice weekend!
Dear Jesus, thank you for teaching me to cook. Thank you for making things so readily available to us. I pray I will continue to grow in my culinary ability and feed our family well. I pray along the way that I will benefit others too with what I learn. Amen.