Have a craving for more superfoods in your life?  Looking to diversify your protein sources?  Need an easy lunch or go-to snack?  Look no further, friends.  We have you covered.  This simple, whole food, protein-packed, mineral-rich, hearty Mediterranean Quinoa has it allProtein, fiber and iron to name a few.  Oh, and it’s delicious, too!

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MEDITERRANEAN QUINOA

Vegan, gluten free, dairy free

Recipe by Jentry Lee Hull

Yields 6-8 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups cooked quinoa *
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 bell peppers, seeded and diced
  • splash of water, veggie broth or ½ Tbsp. olive oil, optional (for sautéing)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • ½ cup water or veggie broth (for “steaming”)
  • 2 large handfuls curly kale, Chiffonade
  • 2 cans (or 3 cups) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes to taste
  • Pine nuts, for garnish
  • Kite Hill Soft Fresh Truffle Dill & Chive cheese (available at Whole Foods), for garnish

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METHOD

  • Cook quinoa
    • Bring 2 cups liquid (veggie broth or water) to a boil, add 1 cup quinoa and pinch of salt. Stir, reduce heat to low and cover.  Let cook for about 15 minutes.  See here for more quinoa cooking tips.
  • In a large pot over medium heat, sauté diced onion and bell pepper with water/broth/olive oil for about 5 minutes, or until golden brown and caramelized.
  • Add minced garlic and sauté for another minute.
  • Reduce heat to low-medium, incorporate broccoli florets and ½ cup water/broth. Partially cover and let broccoli steam for about 5 minutes.  Add more water if needed and stir about 2.5 minutes in.  Be careful not to burn garlic.
  • Once broccoli is tender and bright green, stir in handfuls of curly kale and chickpeas. Partially cover and let kale wilt for 2-3 minutes.
  • Toss in cooked quinoa.
  • Season to taste.
  • Garnish with pine nuts and/or Kite Hill Soft Fresh Truffle Dill & Chive cheese (available at Whole Foods).
  • Serve warm or chilled.

 

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Gumsaba Outdoor Fitness Class schedule Thursday 9/1/16

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Womens only class – Coach Briana – Simple Circuit

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Mens only class – Coach Joel – Simple Circuit

6AM Sunup Moraga Co-Ed class – Coach James – HIIT Thursday

6AM Sunup Lafayette Co-Ed class – Coach Jentry – HIIT Thursday

8:15AM Sunshine Moraga Womens only Class – Coach James – HIIT Thursday

9AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens class – Coach Briana – Simple Circuit

10:30AM Summer Yoga at the Lafayette Reservoir – Coach Michelle B.

11:00AM Cytosport Advanced Boot Camp at the Park – Coach Briana (private class)

12:00PM Cytosport Vinyasa Flow Yoga – Coach Jentry (private class) 

3:30PM Varsity Stretching – Miramonte – Coach Michelle & Coach Kristen (private class)