|Attempt at keeping dinner time peace:
Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Sprouted Red Quinoa
on a Bed of Organic Dark Leafy Greens
We were going to go broke.
We were going to kill each other.
I was going to check into the looney bin.
Maybe a mix of all three?
I decided to be “Raw Until Dinner” during the week, then create meals in the evening that can be customized by each family member, themselves, to keep smiles on ALL of our faces.
Sprouted Red Quinoa or Chicken Breast
Check with a fork.
Keep warn until served.
(Hint: Start with the equivalent of 1T of each and adjust from there)
½ C EVOO if just making dressing
Wash and de-stem herbs.
Pour the remainder into small carafe for serving.
Sprouted Red Quinoa:
1/2 C Red Quinoa, organic
Filtered water to cover
Place dry, raw quinoa in a bowl and cover with filtered water.
Let sit for a few hours, small tails will appear on seeds.
Place in serving dish.
1/2-1 Breast per person, organic
Clean breasts and marinate in dressing for at least one hour.
Grill until done.
Slice into strips and place on serving tray.
Greens & Garnish:
Chopped Siberian Kale, organic* & Rainbow Swiss Chard, organic*
Chopped Fennel, organic*
Chopped Red Onion
Nasturtium* (Check out #1 on “You Know Gardening Season Has Kicked Into High Gear When…” I’m glad I saved those little seeds, this salad would not be nearly as pretty without the flower. Nasturtiums have a peppery flavor.)
Place all ingredients in the center of the table in individual serving dishes/trays and let everyone create their own personal masterpiece. The colors are beautiful to the eye, the flavors of the fresh produce are appetizing to the palate and since we grew most of the vegetables ourselves, this meal was easy on the pocketbook.
*=From our kitchen garden
Admittedly some of our plates were a little “light” on the green stuff (won’t mention any names), but most of the food was gone at the end of the meal. No one complained. The Steves were elated to have chicken as an option. All in all everyone seemed happy. Yes, my prayers were heard…
Real food in a real world, SCORE!