Ingredients: Quinoa, broccoli, yam, red potato, purple potato, Brussels sprout, asparagus, purple cabbage, carrots, green onions, yellow onion, garlic, ginger, flax seeds, raisins, crushed raw almonds and cashews, goji berries, and lemon.
Step 1: Boil 1/2 cup of red quinoa in water for 10 minutes. Drain and let cool 5 minutes.
Step 2: Steam chopped broccoli, yam, red potato, purple potato, Brussels sprout, asparagus, purple cabbage, carrots, green onions, yellow onion, garlic, and ginger for 10 minutes.
Step 3: In a bowl, mix raisins, flax seeds, raw nuts, goji berries, and lemon juice.
Step 4: Add all the ingredients together and mix. Add salt (optional). Add more of your favorite ingredients or eliminate any ingredients you don’t like or find too expensive. The dish will still taste delicious. It also tastes good served cold the next day. I eat it a few times a week. It’s packed with protein, fiber, and other essential nutrients.
*Optional: Add the spices cumin and turmeric for additional flavor and health benefits or low-glycemic coconut nectar to make it sweet.
How did I come up with the recipe? The same way I create all of my recipes. I find food I love and then I find something to do with it. Try different combos until you find the perfect match. Enjoy!
Andrew Kirschner, Ed.D., is a volunteer grassroots animal rights advocate and the organizer of the 2013 Florida March Against Cruelty to Animals. He writes a zero-profit blog, Kirschner’s Korner, to help raise awareness about issues affecting the global community to make the world a more humane place. To receive Dr. Kirschner’s new articles via email, enter your email in the “Follow Blog Via Email” link at the top right of the blog.