Roasted Sesame Snap Peas with Quinoa

Sugar snap peas are a healthy spring treasure. Roasting is a quick and delicious way to bring out the sweetness. They only need to be roasted for 6 to 10 minutes, depending on their size, so make sure you don't overcook them!  Serve them up with quinoa for a tasty dish that is a cinch to make.
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1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock 1 lb sugar snap peas, trimmed 1 tsp toasted (dark) sesame oil 1/4 tsp sea salt 1 to 2 tsp sesame seeds


1) Preheat oven to 400° F.  Cover a baking sheet with heavy duty foil.
2) Add 2 cups stock to a sauce pan and bring to a boil.  Add the quinoa to boiling stock, cover and turn down the heat to low for about 15 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed in the quinoa.  Fluff with a fork.
3) While the quinoa cooks, toss the snap peas, sesame oil, salt, and sesame seeds in a bowl.
4)  Spread in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.  Place the pan in the oven and roast until snap peas are tender but crisp, only 6 minutes for smaller peas and up to 10 minutes for the larger ones.
5)  Sprinkle salt on the the peas and serve with the quinoa. Simple yet delicious.