Okay. First I just want to say that it's not my fault.
The recipe I made last night from the Engine 2 Diet book for Red Beans Over Quinoa with Kale said it served 2-4 people. Blair and I are not shy eaters and typically we find that a recipe that says it serves 4 generally gives each of us a healthy portion plus one small meal leftover. So it's NOT MY FAULT that there is now enough Red Beans and Quinoa in my refrigerator to feed a mid-sized middle Eastern village for a week.
Quinoa (pronounced "keen-wa" and not "key-no-ah" as Blair and I have been calling it) is a psuedo-grain, super healthy and quite popular in all the vegan recipe books I've been reading. Surprisingly, not one book has mentioned the rapid expansion properties of this tasty morsel. I put two cups of quinoa in a pot of water as instructed and watched it magically transformed into about 10 servings. Who knew?
I keep forgetting the Engine 2 Diet is written by a tri-athlete / fireman. Fireman's portions are apparently much larger than the average human beings. Check out the monster skillet I had to use to make this "2 to 4 serving" meal. (And look at the cute salt pig behind it. Hi salt pig!)
This all wouldn't be so off-putting except for the fact that earlier in the week I made a huge batch of brown rice and a huge pot of pinto beans in anticipation of a recipe I'm supposed to make tonight. At this point, there are grains and beans literally spilling out of my fridge. Anyone in the area in need of some fiber and protein, please stop by my house. I will hook you up.