Day Thirty Five.
It sounds a lot harder than it really is and this is coming from a Mom who felt completely lost at first (you can read that here). Cooking with ingredients that do not contain GMO’s is not that different than normal cooking, the hard part? Finding ingredients that do not contain them! It is more extreme than couponing. You have to go to the store armed with a menu plan, a grocery list, and a smart phone for those last minute checks. I have thankfully gotten a tiny bit faster and I am starting to get the hang of it.
Have you checked out the Non-GMO Project yet? If you have not, you should! They are up to some really cool things. They are an organization that is getting various companies to label their products with their label so it is easy to see that it does not contain GMO’s. It is such a good idea and I love it when I see their label! Makes everything so much easier.
Have you seen this in your grocery store?
I made a meal the other night that was not only our dinner, but it also doubled great for baby food. My 9 month old daughter LOVES it! I am on a Quinoa kick lately so you might see lots of recipes containing it, sorry in advance, but this stuff is awesome! Not only is it gluten free, but it actually tastes good and my non-gluten-free eaters do not mind eating it, double bonus! Mommy does not have to make 2 separate meals! I hope you try it.
Quinoa & Kale Over Baked Sweet Potato.
1 c. un-coooked quinoa
1 small onion, diced
4 T. coconut oil
2 c. kale, chopped
1 t. fresh sage
freshly ground pepper and salt, to taste
4 sweet potatoes, baked
- Bake your sweet potatoes, make sure you coat them in 1 T. coconut oil to make the skins super yummy!
- In a medium bowl, melt 1 T coconut oil. Cook the onion until soft. Add the quinoa and chicken stock and bring to a boil. Lower heat and cover for 16-18 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
- While the quinoa is cooking prepare the kale. Melt remaining 2 T. coconut oil in a large pan. Add kale and cook until wilted. Add the spices at the end and cook an additional minute or 2.
- Add the kale to the quinoa. Serve over a baked sweet potato. You may want to sprinkle parmesan cheese on top. 🙂