I wanted to share this post with you and a bit of small news. I love my desserts. I think desserts are the bees knees and I would eat them all day every day if my waistline would let me. Unfortunately, my waistline hates me, so I gotta eat healthy most of the time. And I like to think I make a lot of yummy healthy foods from time to time. At least that’s what daughter tells me. The thing is, that “health” stuff doesn’t really belong on this blog. No way, no how! Sure, I’ve posted a few healthy savory dishes around here, but I don’t want anyone getting confused about what I am all about. I don’t want my cakes to hear about my salads. Treachery!
Sooooooo……. I will be posting some healthy recipes up on Homegrown and Healthy, Starting with this beautiful autumn salad. And if things go well, it might turn into a regular thing.
It’s got garlicy roasted Brussels sprouts that are a little crispy and totally addictive (I will eat the roasted sprout leaves as a snack at all possible times. They are kind of like kale chips, but you know, not), plus tricolor quinoa that I love just because of the colors, and the shredded chicken which soaks up all that delicious flavor. And the seeds and dried fruit. This is my perfect autumn salad.
Bonus: This salad is just as good warm as it is cold. I prefer it cold, but I think that’s only because it allows everything to get soaked in the garlicy olive oil and oregano. Did I mention I love garlic? If you hate garlic, or need a little something more, add in red onion. It will get good and caramelized when you roast it and just so good. Seriously, I can’t get enough of it.
- ½ cup uncooked tricolor quinoa (regular quinoa works, too)
- 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
- 12 large Brussels sprouts
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 - 2 cloves garlic (I like mine extra garlicy and use 3 -4)
- 2 tablespoons chopped red onion (optional)
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 - 3 oz shredded chicken
- ½ cup mixed sunflower seeds, pepitas, dried cranberries, golden raisins, almonds
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste.
- Read more: http://homegrownandhealthy.com/roasted-brussels-sprout-and-quinoa-autumn-salad/
And before you go (or on your way back), please let me know what you think about this kind of partnership. Is it something you are excited for, or do you think I should keep all the deliciousness housed here? It’s all about what YOU think is best!