July 10, 2016


A dear friend of mine shared this dish with me years ago.  It has become my comfort food, my go-to, my happiness.  It is best at its simplest, but as always, recipes are made to be altered, so feel free!

Recipe type: Vegetarian
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 tblsp olive oil
  • 1-2 cups of chopped kale
  • 3 tblsp tahini
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 avocado chopped
  • Liquid Aminos
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Cook quinoa and water together in a rice cooker or stove top.
  2. While it is cooking, saute onion with olive oil in a pan.
  3. Add kale and cover to steam the kale with the onion.
  4. When quinoa is done, stir in tahini.
  5. Toss in onion and kale and combine.
  6. Add liquid aminos and cayenne to taste.
  7. Add in tomato and avocado and serve!
Because there is fresh tomato and avocado in this dish, leftovers are okay, but not desired. I usually do ¼ cup quinoa per person that will be eating and adjust the recipe accordingly. Spices such as cayenne, liquid aminos, salt, and pepper are usually done individually.


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