¼ cup shredded Italian-blend cheese (pizza-blend or mozzarella would be good too)
Optional - For cheesy garlic bread: ½ cup shredded Italian-blend cheese and pizza sauce for dipping
Optional - For pizza: ⅓ cup pizza sauce, ½ cup shredded Italian-blend cheese, and your favorite pizza toppings
Place the uncooked quinoa into a fine mesh strainer and run under cool water for about a minute until water runs clear. Shake off as much excess liquid as possible. Add the rinsed quinoa and 2 tsp. olive oil to a medium sauce pot. Turn the heat to medium high and stir occasionally for 6-7 minutes. The excess moisture will evaporate and the quinoa will begin to toast.
Carefully add the water to the toasted quinoa and cover...
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, plus more if necessary
6 ounces smoked salmon
1 Persian cucumber, thinly sliced
Fresh dill, chopped
Fresh chives, chopped
8 slices wheat bread
1.) Put the butter in a shallow, wide pan. Once melted, add the onions and cook over medium high heat. Toss in butter to coat and dash with a bit of kosher salt. Turn the heat down to low, cover and cook for 30-40 minutes or until browned. Stir occasionally. (If you need to add a little more butter to keep the onions from sticking, go for it.)
2. Once onions are browned, remove from heat and set aside. Lightly toast the bread slices and spread a thin layer of cream cheese on each one. Top four slices with a healthy sprinkling of fresh chives and dill followed by a few slices of cucumber, salmon and finally onions. Lay the remaining slices of bread on top.