Give Thanks! Spicy Apple Cran Pecan Quinoa

Appetizer, Sides | November 27, 2013 | By

SpicyAppleCranPecanQuinoa2Hey…

I know, I know. Right about now you’re gathering all of your final ingredients and probably have pies in the oven in anticipation of tomorrow, Thanksgiving!!

But here’s a quick, easy, unexpected twist on the flavors of the day! And especially perfect if you have a guest with gluten sensitivity.

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In honor of Hanukkah, you can use kasha instead of quinoa. Either way, I am not exaggerating when I say you will want to GOBBLE it up immediately!

Have a beautiful holiday!

Love, Annette

 

Spicy Apple Cran Pecan Quinoa
Serves 6
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. • 1 apple peeled & cubed (I used Cortland)
  2. • 1 shallot diced
  3. • 1/2 cup fresh sage, chopped
  4. • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  5. • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  6. • 1/2 cup dried cranberries/craisins
  7. • 1 tsp curry powder
  8. • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  9. • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  10. • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  11. • 1 cup quinoa
  12. • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  13. • salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Prepare quinoa according to package instructions. Set aside.
  2. Drizzle olive oil in a sauté pan. Add shallots & apple, sauté over medium heat until shallots become translucent & apple softens. Stir in herbs, pecans, dried cranberries, & spices (adjust to taste as preferred).
  3. Once fully combined, mix in the cooked quinoa. Let cook, mixing, for about 5 minutes until evenly blended. Plate and serve.
KitchAnnette http://www.kitchannette.com/

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    CATHY BRUCK
    November 7, 2015

       please send al future emails to cathy.bruck26@gmail.com thanks   On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 08:50 PM, “KitchAnnette’s Dishin’ the Dish” wrote:    

    KitchAnnette posted: “Hey…

    I know, I know. Right about now you’re gathering all of your final ingredients and probably have pies in the oven in anticipation of tomorrow, Thanksgiving!!

    But here’s a quick, easy, unexpected twist on the flavors of the day! And especially”

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