What is “Just Get Floury”?

September 17th, 2010


It started as a hobby… something for me to express my creativity through as I continued to challenge myself through many culinary adventures… It grew to be so much more…

My blog is me! It documents my culinary development as I learn different techniques, such as perfecting a souffle or making pasta, as I explore different cuisines, such as Tikka Marsla or empandas, and as I find comfort in the foods of my childhood…
but it also reflects my life…I am able through my kitchen to demonstrate what is going on… from school stress to fun vacations to family traditions… I share these with my readers and find support in them…
plus, I love to include my friends and family in the creation of the blog whether through guest posts, comments or support… without them it would not have the such strong meaning to me…

My blog does not fit into a specific category because to me it is truly an adventure… shaped by experience, inspiration and sometimes just random luck

I love blogging! I hope you love reading it!

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Nectarine Quinoa for a Healthy Breakfast…

August 27th, 2008

I should be doing my reading for Contracts but my breakfast was just too yummy to not post right away…

I love Quinoa…ever since I discovered it last year, I’ve made it a staple of my diet.

Normally, I use this high protein grain in savory dishes for dinner. Well, when Melissa of Baking a Sweet Life announced the event, Let it Grain, I started thinking something sweet may be a nice change. I had some nectarines that were getting dangerously ripe, so I sauteed them with some butter, sprinkled with brown sugar and some nutmeg, and served over the quinoa. It is delicious!

Ginny’s Nectarine Quinoa

1 cup cooked quinoa (follow directions on the package, I added a tablespoon of butter to give it some more flavor as it cooked)

2 Nectarines, sliced
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup almond slices (optional)

1. In a pan, heat the butter over medium to low heat until melted.

2. Add the nectarines and sautee until warmed through.
3. Sprinkle with the brown sugar and the nutmeg, stir and allow the nectarines to bubble and carmelize for a few minutes.
4. Serve over the quinoa

P.S. An extra idea: To add a bit more protein and a little crunch, mix in almonds! I thought about this while at the store but opted to buy a chocolate bar instead of almonds…I can’t always be healthy!