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A Guide for the Old-Fashioned Girl who is also Man of the House

One-Pot High Protein Meal

Perfect for Vegans and Vegetarians!

I hate doing dishes with a passion, so a one-pot meal is perfect for me! This dish is easy, inexpensive, low in fat, freezes well, very versatile, and I only have to wash one pot! Score! 


Red Quinoa, Kale, Beans, Salt, Pepper

Chop onions (optional) and sautee in oil for a few minutes (I like grapeseed oil because of it's light flavor)

Add chopped Kale (Spinach or Collard Greens also work in this dish!)

Add 2 cups of water and 1 cup of Quinoa and bring to a simmer (bubbles on the surface, but not boiling)

Drain one can of beans and add to the pot (I used Cannellini beans this time, but I've also used Red Kidney Beans and Navy Beans before!)

Season with 2 small palms of Cumin and Curry Powder (optional, but I love the flavor it adds!)

Let simmer covered for about 15 minutes until the Quinoa is fully cooked. Stir often. You may need to add a little more water to keep it from drying out too soon.

This is a great high protein, high fiber meal for a vegan or vegetarian, but it's hearty enough for a meat eater! I eat it an egg on top for more protein, but it's absolutely not necessary.

PS- You know what they say about beans and healthy foods... Have some Beano or Gas-X on hand!


Onion, Curry Powder, Cumin, Cayanne Pepper