With the intention of hitting up the Union Square farmer’s market and tackling a long list of miscellaneous errands, Clark and I headed into the city last Saturday with a friend. Clark and I were about an hour late to get out the door because, of course, we were making a recipe. We had the brilliant idea of making quinoa nuggets a few weeks ago and it’s been all I could think about ever since.
At first, the idea was simply to create crispy, nugget-shaped quinoa bites. That probably would have been good enough. But as I’ve said before, we have a thing for goat cheese. When Clark suggested that we stuff the nuggets with it, I laughed at first. He’s always suggesting uses, both practical and absurd, for goat cheese. Then I stopped laughing and realized that he was a genius. GOAT CHEESE STUFFED QUINOA NUGGETS.
So we finally got around to making them last weekend and they are now a new favorite. We made a small batch and I ate two before we headed out the door. 6 hours later, I was still full. Not even sushi tempted me. These little nuggets powered me through an overcrowded farmer's market, the flea market, Bed Bath & Beyond, Container Store, and Trader Joe's. Forget protein bars. These quinoa nuggets are where it's at.
If you’re not feeling the goat cheese, just skip it. We made a couple of nuggets without and they were plenty delicious. These are great for so many reasons. They are easy to make and very filling. Great for dinner, great the next day, great for packing in your lunch, great for kids, great for dipping.