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Monday, September 20, 2010

Quinoa with Navy Beans and Almonds.

I'm a big fan of Dr. Neal Barnard. His book Reversing Diabetes totally gave me the last little push I need to get my family converted over to a plant-based diet. I've gone through a lot of his recipes from that book... and was totally stoked to see he had a new cookbook, the get healthy, go vegan cookbook, coming out. I got on the waiting list at the library (all of 1 person was ahead of me) and waited.

This is my first try from it, and it was yummy, simple and fresh. I made it that night because I had all the ingredients on hand. I can't wait to try more...
1 cup quinoa, rinsed in a fine sieve
1/4 cup vegetable broth
1 cup cremini mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 (15-ounce) can white navy beans, drained and rinsed
kosher or sea salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon slivered almonds, toasted
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the rinsed quinoa, bring to a boil again, lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the vegetable broth in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and saute for 2 minutes. Add the onion and bell pepper and saute for 5 minutes until the mushrooms are browned. Add the lemon juice, beans, and cooked quinoa. Season with salt and black pepper and mix well. Garnish with the almonds and parsley, serve.

{{This is for you Lady... Makes 4 servings, 1/4 of the recipe has 50.9 grams of carbs. {It was in the book, I didn't calculate that one out.)}}

the get healthy, go vegan cookbook - page 109


  1. Totally trying this one ASAP too! Sounds so good!

  2. Finally made this good. Did you add more mushrooms and peppers than the recipe said? Yours looks like you have more goods in it! Such a yummy warm wintery dish without feeling overly heavy. Very filling. Thanks for the recipe Jen!


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