We've had a relaxing weekend with long walks on the beach and plenty of yummy food - one of our new favourites is the Malaysian curry I wrote about a little while ago, so we had that on Saturday night. I'll be making up another batch of curry paste later today to pop into the freezer - it's the ultimate fast food and healthy, especially when made with reduced fat coconut milk and plenty of vegetables.
Quinoa patties (makes 3 large patties)
Simply mix 125g of cooked quinoa with one beaten egg and then add whatever you fancy - for an Italian-style patty, why not add mozzarella, tomatoes and dried basil & oregano? Or maybe a Greek one with cubed feta cheese, olives and capers? Simply use what you have in your fridge & what you fancy :-)
Whatever you decide on, just mix together with the quinoa/egg, then season and form into patties. Bake on a lined or non-stick baking sheet (or a muffin tin) for 15 - 20 minutes at 200 degrees in the oven and serve on their own or maybe with a tomato sauce, in a bun... If you are taking these for lunch, you can eat these at room temperature or heated in the microwave.
(recipe adapted from laurenconrad.com)