Quinoa Breakfast Porridge
This is a great alternative to oatmeal and it packs in a lot of protein. If you have leftover quinoa, re-heat it with some milk and continue onto Step 2. For a non-dairy version, feel free to substitute soy, coconut, or almond milk.
1. Bring quinoa, water, milk, and cardamom pods to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the liquid is mostly absorbed.
2. Stir in honey, cinnamon, and berries. Turn off heat, cover, and let stand for 5 minutes. At this point you can add more milk if you prefer a milkier porridge. Uncover and serve with toasted almonds.
This can be made the evening before and quickly heated up with a couple tablespoons extra of milk in the morning, or even eaten cold—Just hold off on the almonds until you are ready to eat.
If you use frozen berries add at the end of step 1, and cook for 1 minute to thaw, then complete step 2.