Monday, November 19, 2012

Apple Almond Quinoa with Maple Sausage


1/2 cup quinoa

1 cup vegtable broth

1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

3oz maple breakfast sausage (you can use any of the veg. style, but maple is the best... if you can't find it, add one Tablespoon of maple syrup to the sausage)

2 green onions

1 small apple, chopped

1/4 cup chopped almonds

2 Tablespoons dried cranberries


1.Rinse quinoa very well in a fine mesh strainer under cold, running water.

Bring  broth to a boil in a small saucepan then add rinsed quinoa.

Place a lid on top, then simmer until all the liquid has been absorbed and quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes.

Transfer to a large bowl and cool slightly.

2.Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add sausage then brown and drain, if necessary. Add cooked sausage, green onions, chopped apple, almonds, and cranberries to the slightly cooled quinoa.

Toss to combine then serve.