Beef burger with quinoa kale coleslaw and Hollandaise sauce

I bet regular readers would have never guessed I would try cooking and eating quinoa. I mean quinoa is a health food that is popular amongst hipsters 

I used Coles homebrand quinoa which just required me to wash and cook for 10 minutes in the microwave oven. It was pretty easy but that said, it didn’t taste as good as quinoa I’ve eaten elsewhere.

I also used a packet Hollandaise sauce for this. I know I should make my own but previous attempts have been failures. Coles was selling this Gravox® brand packet Hollandaise for $2 a packet and for 40 seconds in the microwave oven it is a lot easier to prepare than making my own. Now I’m sure the Gravox® brand Hollandaise contains chemicals to preserve and protect me against pathogens as well as chemicals to maintain consistency and appearance. It probably isn’t as healthy as home made Hollandaise sauce made from scratch.

Gravox® Hollandaise
Gravox® Hollandaise
Angus beef burger on a hamburger bun spread with Persian feta and served with quinoa kale coleslaw with Gravox® Hollandaise sauce NIKON D7100 with 40.0 mm f/2.8 at 40mm and f/16, 1/50sec, ISO 400
Angus beef burger on a hamburger bun spread with Persian feta and served with quinoa kale coleslaw with Gravox® Hollandaise sauce NIKON D7100 with 40.0 mm f/2.8 at 40mm and f/16, 1/50sec, ISO 400
Angus beef burger on a hamburger bun spread with Persian feta and served with quinoa kale coleslaw with Gravox® Hollandaise sauce NIKON D7100 with 40.0 mm f/2.8 at 40mm and f/8, 1/200sec, ISO 400
Angus beef burger on a hamburger bun spread with Persian feta and served with quinoa kale coleslaw with Gravox® Hollandaise sauce NIKON D7100 with 40.0 mm f/2.8 at 40mm and f/8, 1/200sec, ISO 400

How do you feel about supermarket prepared versus homemade? I like the convenience factor.

 

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4 Responses

  1. Never say never 😀 I suspect we’ll see more quinoa in your menus soon ha ha ha! I like quinoa, so easy to cook and it takes all the flavors you want. You can make très simple dishes with it and fancy ones. I’m not a hipster but I say, embrace the quinoa. Quinoa burgers are yummy and easy to make, you should try them.
    Regarding the store bought Hollandaise, I say you can keep buying it. Yes, it has all the wonderful* additives that make it look and taste like the real thing AND protect you from sallmonella and bugs, but it’s like yoy said convenient to buy it while you keep practicing.
    (*wonderful: I’m a food scientist and technologist, while I know people hate artificial stuff, I was trained to see the ‘beauty’ and their usefulness in the food making process 😀 )

    1. You’re right about quinoa. I will continue experimenting 🙂
      The packet Hollandaise wasn’t too bad. It will appear from time to time especially on bacon and salmon.

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