I’ve been sharing so much of what I’m cooking on our insta stories lately, so I thought it would be a good idea to start sharing these things on our blog, so you can bookmark or print or do whatever you want with them!
After having Emmy, my cooking style completely changed. I used to love to spend hours in the kitchen and now I’m way too tired to even think about that. She also really loves to see what I’m doing while I cook so I like to find things that are easy to do with one hand, if that even exists. I’m looking forward to to the day where she can help some in the kitchen. While I’m talking about Emmy, I thought I should also share that I don’t cook her something separate from what we are eating. So, she eats whatever I make. This salad was a good one because she didn’t eat any of the butternut squash from it but loves quinoa and pomegranate seeds, so she still had enough in here to eat.
Another warning now that I’m sharing recipes with you guys – I don’t measure. It’s so bad! I need to get better. I will get better for yall. I just didn’t measure this one. Next time I will measure. Just taste everything and smell everything and when you can smell the flavor – it’s good!
Also, this recipe is vegetarian but I am not. I was a vegetarian for a while before moving to Amarillo but really struggled with it here. I try to cook like a vegetarian but we definitely eat meat, and I will share those recipes too, eventually!
1 butternut squashed, cut into cubes
1 cup of uncooked quinoa
3/4 bunch of kale, roughly chopped
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 small yellow onion, diced
1 garlic clove, diced
Put the butternut squash on a cooking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper, and roast in the oven until soft with a fork. (I did about 20 minutes at 400)
Cook your quinoa per package instructions. I like to use vegetable stock when I cook quinoa, but water works just fine too!
In a pan, sautée onions with olive oil until translucent. Add in garlic and cook until fragrant. Add in the kale and toss. (I know it looks like a lot of kale but it will cook down.)
After kale cooks down, toss in your cooked quinoa to get it to all combine.
Then add in your pomegranate seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, and cranberries. You can eyeball it to your liking.
Do you guys have easy go to meals that you like to make that feed the whole family? If you do, please share them in the comments below so I can try them out! I hope you all have a great day!