Quinoa and Veggie Recipe

I’m not a great cook, hence the simplicity of this thrown together “recipe” but, it’s a staple I make for the child I watch.  I switch up the veggies depending on whats in the house.IMG_4094

1 cup quinoa

2 cups veggie broth (you can use water or chicken broth too)

Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 10-20 minutes, until liquid is absorbed.

Vegetables: I roast zucchini and sweet potatoes in light olive oil and saute spinach (great for an iron boost.)  Mix quinoa and veggies together and enjoy.

Homemade Playdough

My friend shared this play dough recipe with me, it’s particularly awesome because she added scented oils as well.  The playdough pictured below is vanilla/lemongrass fragrance with green food coloring and, peppermint/cinnamon with yellow food coloring.  Activities like this are great in these winter months!

-2 cups flourunnamed

-2 cups water

-1 cup salt

-2 tbsp canola oil

-1 tbsp cream of tartar (optional)

-Add food color and scented oils for fragrance.

Mix all together in a medium saucepan, heat on low, stirring until the dough easily pulls away from pot and is not sticky, about 5-10 minutes. As my friend said Sarah F. said, “Let cool and have fun!”