Friday, January 4, 2013

Curried Apple Quinoa

A common recipe but of course but I figured I'd list mine so I can come back to it.

1 cup (approx 1 pkg) of Quinoa
1 Apple chopped (Granny Smith or other semi tart and firm apple)
1 cup Kale chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries, currants or raisins (unsweetened)* 
1/2 Lime
1 Tbsp Honey
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Madras Curry
2 garlic cloves minced or 1 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp Coriander
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Fresh ground pepper
1/2-1 tsp salt
fresh mint

Rinse the Quinoa in cold water very well and drain. Then cook the Quinoa in 1.5 cups of low sodium vegetable or chicken broth, with garlic until all water is absorbed. Steam the Kale and squeeze some lime juice onto it.  Mix the chopped apple with honey, Cinnamon and Brown Sugar.  Mix the Quinoa with the remaining ingredients and add the chopped apple mix.  Mix well and serve with mint, warm.