Kale and Quinoa Cakes

January is the month of making new resolutions for the upcoming year.  I stopped  making resolutions a long time ago.  I figure why wait until the beginning of each new year.  If you want to do something do it now.  With that being said ~ one of the most popular resolutions is to eat healthier.  We all want to do it but sometimes there just isn’t enough time in the day.

I pretty much think about food all the time.  How to prepare it, change it up, the health factor and serving it up.  I love everything about and preparing food.  One food I have heard a lot about but really haven’t tried is kale.  I hear nothing but good things about kale and how healthy it is for us.  So, I decided to find some recipes.  I’ve been hitting the Yummly site lately and came across Kale and Quinoa Cakes by Joy the Baker.  If you have time stop by her site ~ she’s got great recipes and a cute blog.   Joy The Baker

This is absolutely a fantastic recipe.  It does take a bit of prep (the author points this out) but it is well worth the time and effort.  They are filling and….good!.  I imagine you can use different oils if you wish like grape seed or coconut oil.  The flavors are really outstanding.  I loved the sun-dried tomatoes.  The recipe called for parmesan cheese but I had to use what I had on hand (cheddar) and it worked fine too.  Using parmesan will take care of the salt and maybe you can add less than the recipe calls for.  This will be a great additions to the meatless Mondays.

I’ve linked the recipe below.  Not sure if you need to have an account to access.

http://www.yummly.com/recipe/external/Kale-and-quinoa-cakes-309116

A few tips:

(1)  Allow the oil to heat through.  If you don’t your first cakes may fall apart.  (2)  Finely chop all of your ingredients .   If they are too large your cakes might not stay together well when cooking.

I served mine up with lemon wedges and capers.  The capers added an extra punch of saltiness, which I love.  Enjoy and Happy Miles to You!!

Kale

2 thoughts on “Kale and Quinoa Cakes

  1. “I pretty much think about food all the time. How to prepare it, change it up, the health factor and serving it up.” Yep, sounds just like me and this recipe looks divine! Thanks for posting, I’ll try it~

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