Hi guys! It’s been a while since I posted a new recipe. I was going back and forth thinking what shall I post next. Then I thought about all my dear friends who love healthy eating. Yes, a posh recipe is just want you need. I call it posh because of the awesome super trendy ingredients you find in it. The favorites that everyone talks about : Kale and Quinoa.
I have to admit that when I first heard about Kale, I was like : “What is this weird stuff?” After watching a funny video of guys eating kale chips and making fun of it, I decided to try it out one day.
My dear friend Claire who is studying nutrition convinced me to use it explaining all the cool proprieties this plant has. She came over and brought me a bag full of kale and we decided to give it a go.
A while back I tried to make pizza out of quinoa after seeing a mouth-watering video from Cooking light. I worked at the recipe and I failed. After that I was afraid of using quinoa. I saw it as a very difficult grain to cook. Until that evening when Claire was here and I said : “This is it! I am doing this!”
It worked out fine.
This recipe is perfect way to impress your girlfriend, wow your guests and feed your family a healthy meal. You will love it.
- 3 Portobello mushrooms
- 40 g of quinoa
- a bunch of kale
- 1 egg
- 2 cloves of garlic
- a quarter of large red onion
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- pinch of salt
- pinch of pepper
Pre-heat oven to 180 degree Celsius
Clean the Portobello mushrooms. Brush both sides of the mushroom cap with olive oil. Place on a baking sheet gill side up and bake for 15 min until mushrooms are tender. Drain off any left over juice.
Wash and de-steam your kale. To de-stem kale, grab a stalk of kale, hold it by the stem with one hand and place the pointer or middle finger and thumb of your other hand around the stem just above the leaves. Pull your fingers along the stem, tearing the leaves off. You can do this step right above the sink after you wash your kale leaves.
Chop the leaves and set aside.
Meanwhile, add 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil to a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and the red onion and sauté until translucent. Add the chopped kale and sauté until wilted. Remove from heat.
In a large bowl, add sautéed kale, cooked quinoa (I followed the packet instructions), egg, cheese, and salt and pepper. Mix until well combined.
Let me know what you think about this recipe. Looking forward to read your comments.