What a crazy week! I’ve been in Seattle since last Tuesday and Jamie’s been sick, so we got a little off track on blogging. So sorry, we promise to make it up to you this week!
As a vegan, I’m always looking for healthy recipes to replace the heartiness of meat and dairy. Especially in the winter, sometimes a salad just doesn’t suffice and I need something a little more warm and filling. This well-rounded recipe provides the protein of quinoa, the high nutrient content of kale, and the healthy fat of sunflower seeds…can’t go wrong there!!
For the quinoa:
1 c. cooked quinoa
2 stalks kale, ribs removed
2 tbsp. chopped sweet onion
For the sauce:
1/4 c. sunflower seeds
1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. nutritional yeast
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
water to thin it out if you like a lighter consistency
Steam the kale and onions and mix with the prepared quinoa. Add all sauce ingredients to a food processor or high powered blender and blend until smooth. Water, salt and pepper can be added as necessary depending on your flavor/texture preferences.
With that, hope your Monday is the start to a fabulous week! I have a lot going on this week, making up for lost time with all my friends since I’ve been gone so long!