Is it possible to make quinoa more manly?

Fellas have you ever thought, is it possible to make quinoa more manly?

I asked a mate at work who I respect a lot and he said no. Well, that is, he said no after I thought I had made a decent attempt to make quinoa more manly.

I should say up front I do like quinoa. It has an interesting taste and I like cooking it and seeing the bright ring form that shines nicely when I’m focusing my lens on it. I also like it’s taste when it’s mixed with lemon juice and cooked in beef or chicken stock.

The other thing I like about quinoa is the toilet brush effect it has on my bowels. Every morning after a bowl of quinoa I feel cleaned out. I feel like it helps my irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Oven baked salmon coated in panko and chilli flakes served with avocado on a bed of quinoa with brown onion gravy
Oven baked salmon coated in panko and chilli flakes served with avocado on a bed of quinoa with brown onion gravy | NIKON D7100 with 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 at 40mm and f/8, 1/80sec, ISO 400

So what did I do to try to make a man of my quinoa? I added some brown onion gravy. Doesn’t it look amazing? NOT!!! 

I was watching My Kitchen Rules while blogging and coincidentally the entrée from the blonde butchers was being referred to by a lot of tweeps as a turd on a plate. A tweep from Melbourne took a similar view on my meal and called it dog vomit. 

 

Fair enough, even I reckon it looks awful. It tasted good though.

It also reminded me of the Monty Python Cocktail Bar sketch.

Check out some of my quinoa handy work here

Disclaimer and a note on mass and energy

I have no culinary training nor qualifications. This post is not intended to convey any health or medical advice. If you have any health concerns about anything you read, please contact your registered medical practitioner. 

For recipe posts the quantities are indicative. Feel free to vary the quantities to suit your taste.
I deliberately do not calculate energy for dishes. I deliberately default to 500 Calories or 500,000 calories because I do not make these calculations. 

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