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Couldn’t resist the lame title.  Blame my punny boyfriend.

Turns out that Skyline chili recipe I recently shared makes a LOT of delicious, spicy meat sauce.  So much so that when “we” weren’t eating it cold out of the fridge with a spoon, we were looking for ways to reinvent it.  And these enchiladas were a great way to waste not, want not.  They tasted even better the next day after all the flavors had melded.

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My friend, Jessica, put together a nice little salad based on quinoa (KEEN-wah), a protein-  and fiber-rich grain (or technically, pseudo-grain).  Its flavor is slightly nutty and delicious with fish or anything grilled.

-1 1/2 c. quinoa, steamed with 2-2 1/4 c. water and completely cooled
-1 cucumber, diced
-12-15 grape tomatoes, halved
-1/2 red onion, finely diced
-1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped (or substitute fresh parsley)
-approx. 2 Tbsp. olive oil
-sea/kosher salt and pepper to taste

Fold the vegetables and parsley into the cooled quinoa.  Dress with olive oil (adding more as needed), and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Be careful not to oversalt.

Enjoy!

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A couple of nights ago, I had my first encounter with Nepali cuisine at Adams Morgan’s Himalayan Heritage restaurant.  It was fun exploring the menu, which isn’t intimidating if you’re familiar with Indian food.  Our waitress graciously guided us through the Nepali offerings and recommended chicken “momo,” or steamed dumplings ($9.95):

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