I finally have been able to start going back but I feel so depressed. I know exercising is not necessarily about losing weight but being health, but I want to at least see some results. I guess it wouldn't have bothered me if I hadn't worked so hard but I was really trying and I almost feel like what is the point if I am not going to lose weight then I might as well just enjoy myself. I have about 7 months left on my gym membership and I am going to keep trying but I don't know what else to do. If any have any tips, please let me know.
I know right now the latest craze is Quinoa, I have heard nothing but good things about it and I found a recipe in the America's Test Kitchen cookbook thought I would give it a try.
Quinoa Pilaf With Apples and Pecans
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 Granny Smith appple, peeled, cored and chopped
- 1 onion minced
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
- 2 cups Quinoa, rinsed and drained
- 1 3/4 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 cup pecans, toasted and chopped corse
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the apple, onion, sugar, thyme and 1/2 tsp salt. Cook until onion is softened about 5 minutes. Stir in drained quinoa and cook until it is just beginning to turn golden about 4 minutes.
- Stir in the broth and bring to a boil. reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until the quinoa is tender with a slight crunch, about 15 minutes.
- remove cover from the saucepan and continue to cook the quinoa until the remaining liquid has evaporated, about 2 minutes off the heat, let the pilaf stand for 5 minutes. Gently stir in the toasted pecans and parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.