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Quinoa with lentils, carrots, peas and green bean puree

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Tonight we made quinoa with lentils, carrots, peas and green bean puree.  A bit of wheat germ was added as a nutrient boost.  We also had grilled chicken.  Nothing else was added but a bit of salt at the table.  I expect we will wean ourselves from salt after a few weeks.  Although quinoa is fast, I already had it ready in the fridge.  The lentils had already been soaked and were also happily waiting in the fridge.  We mixed the quinoa, lentils, carrots and peas in a large frying pan and waited until the carrots softened.  Poor planning on my part, but I had frozen all the purees and forgot to pull one out for dinner.  We had to microwave the green bean puree, but it was a yummy addition.  We did cook with olive oil, but I wonder if more puree will eliminate the need for oil.  Dinner was officially approved by my husband’s sister and brother.  They were pleasantly surprised (or relieved).  I admit that everyone else except me used BBQ sauce on the chicken.  I will need to find a healthy substitute.  All in all dinner took about 20 to 25 minutes.  I think the carrots got us, but with some practice we will get faster.  Dessert included black bean brownies!

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Author: Adrienne

Attorney and Professional labor and postpartum doula.

One thought on “Quinoa with lentils, carrots, peas and green bean puree

  1. yes, use a little more puree and you can skip the oil! We do! Aunt Karen

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