Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Superfood x2

I have a couple wonderful, healthy recipes to share with you bloggy friends today!!

first up:
Quinoa, Black bean, Edamame & Chicken salad

alright friends, don't be intimidated by this, it requires some time mgmt, but it's so worth it!


2 chicken breasts, in cubes
1 chopped medium onion
1 chopped red pepper (yellow and orange work well too!)
1 tbsp evoo
2/3 cup red quinoa - SUPERFOOD!
1 1/3 cup of chicken stock (or water. or vegetable stock. you're choice)
1 bag of Steamables edamame (soy beans) - SUPERFOOD!
1 can black beans
2 lemons (juice)
2 tbsp grated lemon rind
2 tbsp minced garlic
s&p to taste

combine first 4 ingredients in a pan, cook through. add garlic after 5 minutes. be sure to stir, you don't want that garlic to burn!
while the chicken is cooking, prepare the quinoa. prepare as directed on the package - bring stock to boil, add quinoa, stir, reduce to simmer - 15 minutes cook time is standard.

steam edamame as directed on package. if necessary, remove from pods.

while waiting for chicken and quinoa, (see??...time mgmt...) in a separate bowl, add black beans, edamame, basil (to your liking), lemon juice, lemon rind, and s&p.

when the chicken mixture and quinoa are cooked, add to the bowl. mix well, s&p to taste. serve hot, warm, or cold :)


i'll have to post a picture next time, friends!

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