Thanksgiving is all about spending time with family and friends and of course eating amazing food. Most of the time it means over-indulging and then regretting it later! Over the next few weeks, I will be giving you some recipes that showcase the lighter side of Thanksgiving! First up is stuffing recipe that I think you will love!
Quinoa Sage Stuffing
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups organic vegetable broth
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 heaping cup diced celery
- 1 medium white onion, diced
- Small handful of fresh sage, chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- Sea salt
- Fresh ground coarse pepper
Directions: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Rinse your quinoa well. In a medium-size pot, bring 1 cup of vegetable broth to a boil. Add in the quinoa, bay leaf, salt, and pepper, and stir. Set to low heat and simmer with a lid on for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the quinoa to steam for another 10 minutes. Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan over low heat. Add in the chopped celery and onion.
Cook until they begin to become clear, about 5 to 10 minutes. Turn the heat up to medium and add in the vegetable broth, sage, and garlic powder and season with more salt and pepper if needed; simmer for a few minutes. Combine the quinoa with the veggie mixture and add in the last ½ cup of vegetable broth; stir together well. Place the stuffing mix into a greased oven safe dish. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Then broil under a low flame until the top becomes golden brown.