Kale and Quinoa: Making Healthy Food Taste Good 101
Hey guys... it's my first post ever! So be nice. I'm new at this. I thought I would do my first post on what I had for dinner tonight. I, like mostly everyone, am constantly trying to eat healthy, fresh food on a regular basis. Lately I have been trying foods that my eight year old self would turn her nose up at. I never thought I would be someone who would try dark leafy greens like kale, but I gobbled them up, thanks to Joy the Baker. I have been reading her blog for ages and when I was thinking about what to make for dinner tonight, her Kale and Quinoa cakes popped into my head. They aren't the simplest weeknight meal...it really helps to have the quinoa pre cooked and in the fridge though. One major tip is to use a mini ice-cream scoop (I used a coffee scoop) to form the "patties" and be very gentle because these babies are fragile! I topped them with a dollop of sour cream and they were gone faster than I could cook the next batch! Here's a link to the recipe (I added some corn instead of the sun-dried tomatoes) So, without further ado...
Looks like rabbit food...for now.
We are serious about our Parmesan...this is Costco sized.
Lovely pile of snowy parmesan
Cheese for flavour and glue, corn and panko bread crumbs for crunch and texture
My whole family really enjoyed this. I served it with some salad and leftover chicken breast and it was a great light, healthy meal. It is vegetarian and could definitely be a light dinner alone. We had lots of leftover mix so I stuck it in the fridge. It will make a great lunch tomorrow :)