This is a complex, interesting dish.
1 cup brown rice
1½ cups vegetable broth
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
⅓ cup cilantro
1 cup spinach
1 clove garlic
½ cup celery
Cook rice in a medium saucepan with broth, according to package instructions. Allow to cool.
Toast pumpkin seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Finely chop cilantro, spinach and garlic. Slice celery and lemon.
3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon walnut oil
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground pepper
¼ cup feta cheese
¼ cup dried cranberries
In a small bowl, combine oils, salt and pepper, whisk gently. In a large bowl, combine cilantro, spinach and garlic. Toss with oil mixture. Stir in celery, salt, pepper, and pumpkin seeds. Stir in rice. Sprinkle with feta and cranberries. Toss again right before serving.
Serve with a squeeze of lemon.
Preparation: 45 minutes
My poached egg bowl makes a warm and gently nutritious meal.
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
3 cups spinach, chopped
½ inch ginger
Cook quinoa according to package directions, enough to make four servings. Peel and finely chop garlic and shallot. Chop spinach. Shred carrots. Grate ginger.
½ tablespoon white vinegar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons coconut oil
¼ teaspoon turmeric
Heat one inch of water along with vinegar in a shallow pan over high heat. When the water begins to simmer, lower heat to medium and gently crack eggs into water, add salt and pepper. Continue to simmer until whites are opaque.
Sauté shallot, garlic and spices in coconut oil; add quinoa and spinach. Continue cooking until spinach is just wilted; keep warm until ready to serve.
Divide quinoa and spinach mixture into bowls, serve with an egg.
Preparation: 20 minutes