Quinoa and Kale

quinoa and kale
Quinoa, pronounced Keen-wa, and Kale is one of my most requested recipes. Quinoa is an interesting food, a seed that has all 8 essential amino acids, what does that mean? It is a complete protein making this a perfect meal for vegetarians. Believe it or not this healthy dish is wildly additive so be sure and make enough for leftovers!

Tip: Rinse quinoa with water before cooking in chicken stock for delicious flavor.

Quinoa and Kale
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 shallot finely minced
3 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup fresh or frozen corn
2 cups kale finely chopped
1/3 cup prepared pesto
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup dried cherries
Salt to taste

In a large chefs pan heat oil and cook shallot until it begins to brown. Stir in quinoa and corn until very hot. Stir in Kale and cook until heated through. Remove from heat add pesto cherries and pumpkin seeds, mix well and serve.

About Lorie Fangio

I am a lifestyle advisor with a passion for connecting families Around the Table for mealtime. We are becoming a society that doesn’t even speak to each other, texting and internet relationships are the norm and it is impacting our culture. I believe the human connection as we know it, is in danger. Finding time to spend together as a family unit can be difficult especially with dual family careers and children that are often hyper scheduled. My mission is to inspire families, with a no nonsense approach to real food. Gathering Around the Table is key to the foundation of familial relationships. Sitting down to a meal is much more than breaking bread, it is a bonding ritual for families that actually protects our kids from all the dangerous stuff in the world. With tips and techniques we can all get our families Around the Table!
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