Quinoa with Green Peppers and Tomatoes

Ingredients
2/3 cup of quinoa
1 1/4 cup of water
Half green pepper diced
Half tomato chopped
2 pearl onions chopped
1/4 cup of cumin
1 tsp red curry paste
1 tbsp earth balance butter (I used preflavored with garlic)
Pinch of saffron
Black pepper to taste

Directions

Add all ingredients to medium size sauce pan
Cook on medium heat for 20-30 minutes or until liquid is absorbed (stir occasionally)
Serve!

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Quinoa Curry

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup almond milk and 2/3 cup almond milk (You can use coconut milk for this – I just didn’t have any in my fridge and Almond Milk worked just fine)
  • Red Curry Paste Mixture (I got it from Whole Foods)
  • Yellow Peppers
  • Orange Peppers
  • Green Beans
Directions
  • Place quinoa, 1 cup of water, and cup of almond milk in sauce pan and cook on medium heat
  • Chop peppers and beans (I like big chunks for curry) and place in skillet
  • Add 2/3 cup of almond milk to vegetable mixture cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes
  • Add desired amount of curry paste (I used about 2 tbsps)
  • When Quinoa has almost absored water and milk, add 1 tsp of curry paste
  • Remove vegetable mix from heat and add to quinoa
  • Stir and Serve!

Kum-noa Asparagus Salad

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 Cups Water
  • About 6 to 7 Kumquats seeded and chopped
  • About 3 stalks of Asparagus sliced
  • 1 Scallion sliced
  • Chia Seeds – about 1 to 2 tbsps
  • Lemon Juice about 1 tbsp
  • Olive Oil about 1 tbsp
  • Spice Mixture (I used a mushroom spice mixture)
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  • Boil 2 cups of water, add quinoa
  • Prepare the kumquats, asparagus, and scallions
  • Mix kumquats, asparagus, scallions, and chia seeds in bowl
  • Add spice mixture to quinoa – make sure the water has not been absorbed yet
  • Once the water has been absorbed remove Quinoa from heat and let cool
  • Add quinoa to veggie mixture, add lemon juice, and olive oil
  • Stir mixture and chill
  • Serve Cold

Sea Kelp Quinoa

Ingredients
☆ 1 cup quinoa
☆ 2 cups water
☆ 1/4 chopped onion
☆ 2 tbsp minced garlic
☆ 3 tbsp sea kelp
☆ Olive oil to desired consistency

Directions
☆ Add quinoa and water to pot, cook until water is absorbed
☆ Blend onions,  garlic, sea kelp,  and oil together (I used my nutra bullet)
☆ Remove quinoa from heat and mix with kelp sauce
☆ This can be served by itself or as a great filler for wraps

Stuffed Kale Leaves

Stuffed Kale

Stuffed Kale

Ok, so I bought too much Kale this past week and I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with it. So I came up with this recipe. It’s similar to grape leaves but with a little twist.

Main Ingredients and Fun Facts:

Quinoa: For those that don’t know, quinoa is a grain and is often referred to as a “superfood”. Quinoa is a great source of protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, and fiber. It’s a great addition to any diet, especially those following a vegan diet or individuals who are lactose intolerant.

Kale: This is another food, that is typically considered a “superfood” because of it nutritional value. It is very high in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, and calcium.

Recipe:

Ingredients

  • Kale Leaves
  • 1/2 cup Quinoa
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/4 white onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 4 spoonfuls of black beans
  • 2 tbsps Trader Joe’s Red Pepper Eggplant Garlic Spread
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions

  • Add quinoa and water to small pot, cook until water is absorbed about 20 minutes
  • In the meantime, put the onions, garlic, black beans, and Eggplant Spread in a blender. Mix until smooth
  • Once quinoa is absorbed remove from heat. Add quinoa to other ingredients in blender. Mix until smooth.
  • Blanch Kale leaves for 5 minutes in covered pot
  • Remove Kale from pot, trim stems from the back of the leaves. This way the Kale stays together in one piece. Pat dry with papertowel. Save the water that was used to blanch the leaves.
  • Spoon quinoa mixture into leaf and roll tightly.
  • Place rolled leaves in deep pan, pour kale water in pan, just enough to cover the bottom of the leaves. Add in salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low heat for about 30 minutes. Don’t let it boil here.
  • Depending on the size of your Kale leaves, you may have leaf over quinoa mixture. Freeze it up and save it for next time!
  • Serve and hope everyone enjoys! 🙂