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Kale Sesame Baked Quinoa (Gluten-Free)

This recipe makes an outstanding gluten-free and vegetarian main dish that is very hearty!

Gluten-Free and Vegetarian

Photo: Amie ValponeIngredients:
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 large bunch of fresh kale, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Vidallia onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 Tbsp. dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (about 1 cup uncooked quinoa)
  • 1 cup Greek plain yogurt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¾ tsp. sea
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    salt
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground white pepper
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Coat an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray, then coat with sesame seeds.
  3. Fill a large bowl with ice and water; set aside. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add kale; blanch until bright green, approximately 8-10 seconds. Transfer hot spinach to the ice bath to cool for 30 seconds, remove and drain water. Set aside kale on a paper towel.
  4. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet. Add Vidallia onion, garlic, thyme and chili powder; sauté until translucent, approximately 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat; transfer to a medium-sized bowl.
  5. Add kale, cooked quinoa, yogurt, eggs, sea salt and pepper to the onion mixture; mix well to combine. Transfer quinoa mixture into the prepared baking dish and place in the oven. Bake until set and golden brown, approximately 60 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven.
  7. Slice and serve warm or at room temperature with a dollop of Greek plain yogurt for dipping, if desired.
  8. Enjoy!

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Melaina at Rudi's Gluten-Free Bakery
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29 Jun 2012 8:43:44 AM PDT
Wow! Another incredible recipe from Amie Valpone! Thank you for this great creation, we can't wait to give it a try!

 
minka
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03 Jul 2012 2:34:15 PM PDT
The ingredient list does not mention spinach anywhere, but in the instructions it says "Transfer hot spinach to the ice bath to cool for 30 seconds".
I presume it is supposed to be Kale, or does the recipe use both vegetables?

 
Ruth Treloar
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14 Aug 2012 3:14:26 PM PDT
Amie also has this recipe that uses spinach instead of kale that I saw in Easy Eats.




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Welcome to the forum. Be sure to browse through the DH section for advice and tips. Glad your wife is gluten free. My hubby was gluten free some 12 years before my diagnosis. Sure makes it a bit easier!

As I am sitting here, I am wearing a retainer. Yep, had a tooth extracted a few months ago. To keep the space open for a future transplant, my dentist ordered a retainer. I read that PUB MED study. One kid. Not very scientific at all! Gluten Free Watchdog agrees that the odds of this kid being glutened by her retainer is slim and none. Like my PCV sprinklers lines, retainers probably do not last a lifetime. Ask your dentist how long they should last. No one wants to eat plastic!

I've had them about six or seven times at several different Starbucks locations. My sister has, also. Neither one of us have had any signs of getting glutened. They are served in a parchment paper bag that should be handed to you straight from the oven sealed. I've heard many internet complaints about the bags being dusty, too many ingredients, unhealthy, etc., but honestly, they are pretty darned tasty! And, when you are traveling and hungry, they are even tastier. They sell out quickly at most Starbucks, but I've been able to purchase one as late at 6 p.m.

I wish they didn't use " gluten" as a headline. People abuse and starve children for a variety of " reasons". gluten-free was just one they picked, it could have been paleo or kosher or whatever...

Ugh! This again..... first ...it was one person...not a study... just someone's speculation. if I am remembering correctly - no one actually tested the retainer. The kid was a 12-16 yr old an drew could have gotten caught eating gluten, etc, etc, etc. And then those internet folks who love to spread " bad news" or use that stuff to further their purpose, jumped on it. And then let's talk to a chemist or plastic scientist - if the plastic leaches our actual proteins, like gluten, wouldn't the plastic piece break down after a while? welcome to the world of Celiac internet myths. adding - none of the Celiac Centers, Associations, etc have warned people not to use a retainers.