I had pinned a recipe on my "Operation Healthy" pinterest board some time ago for cheesy quinoa cakes. Since I had this in mind for breakfast, I omitted the lemon-garlic aioli. Though I would like to try that next time! I was at a conference last week and it might've been just the jump-start I needed to eat and be healthier. One of the other RSC's gave me some tips on getting more protein, especially at breakfast. So I gave these a whirl!
Couple of things: first of all, quinoa is messy. And unlike making a patty with ground beef, it's sticky and falls apart easily. I had to rinse my hands several times and there was cooked quinoa all over the counter when I was done. Secondly, when the recipe says "Cook five minutes on each side," DO IT! Don't just say "oh, these are vegetarian so they should be ok. I have a whole bowl of screwed-up quinoa cake in the fridge.
This was delicious this morning with a fried egg on top. And I wasn't hungry til lunch! (Though I had a "Be Kind" bar for snack, which was equally delightful.)