I have been slacking on the posting lately, between work, Derricks crazy schedules, and an online class I have found at the end of the day I have time for either blogging, a workout, or sleep-not all three!
I know that it is ok to sacrifice one for the other but hopefully soon I will have a better balance.
That being said, I have a couple of awesome recipes I experimented with this week that I would like to share with you!
The recipes I create are usually inspired by pictures I see or other more elaborate recipes I come across. I love to try new things and experiment with different tastes while using what can be found in the everyday kitchen. My goal is to bring gourmet to the everyday table, with minimal effort, and in as little amount of time as possible!
First up I saw a recipe for a quinoa paddy recipe and decided to put my own little twist on in and use what I had on hand.
The result was a delicious and surprisingly flavorful Spinach and Kale Quinoa Patty that is perfect for a vegetarian meal and can be dairy free as well.
These are so versatile and can be served with eggs in the morning, under a salad for a noon meal, or pair it with a shrimp dish at dinner.
I cooked a large batch of the patties and froze them in tinfoil so that they are easy to grab when I need a quick and yummy meal!
Summer Greens and Quinoa Patty
1 C Kale
1 C Spinach
1 C uncooked Quinoa
4 Large Eggs
1 TBS Minced Garlic
¼ C Nutritional Yeast or bread crumbs
¼ C Parmesan Cheese
1 TBS water
Cook quinoa according to package. This usually takes about 15 minutes, prepare the rest of the ingredients in the meantime.
Place the water, spinach, and kale in a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped, be careful not to puree the mixture.
In a large bowl combine greens mixture, whisked eggs, and garlic.
In a separate bowl mix the nutritional yeast (or bread crumbs) and parmesan, as well as any other spices you want to add.
When quinoa is done cooking, stir into wet mixture. Once well combined add the rest of the ingredients in large bowl.
Heat a skillet to medium-high temperature and spray with oil.
Using a spoon, or measuring device, scoop about ¼ cup of the quinoa mixture onto the heated pan.
Press into a flat round patty shape, you can determine how thick you want them.
Let cook on each side until solid and browned, about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat, let cool, and enjoy!
<<You can freeze any leftover patties for quick reheat-able meals later on>>