While I’m super excited to be back in my kitchen, I was far too tired to put a ton of effort into dinner tonight. Enter this new dish, which takes just 30 minutes and 5 ingredients!
Hint #1287 that you are jet-lagged: you go to the kitchen for an apple to snack on, and come back with a potato. Yep, I did that. At least I caught it before I bit in!
Other bonuses? The meal is packed full of protein and fiber. Plus, it only uses one pot, leaving you with minimal dishes to do afterwards.
Green Eggs & Quinoa
Inspired by Kingsolver’s Eggs in a Nest
1 bunch of Swiss chard, chopped (about 3 cups)
1 c quinoa
2 1/2 c water
1 bouillon cube
Truffle or olive oil (optional)
In a large stock pot, mix the chard, quinoa, water and bouillon. Cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Uncover and cook until most of the water is absorbed, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.
Create 4 depressions in the quinoa, and crack one egg into each hole. Cover the pot and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until the eggs are poached.
Serve and drizzle with oil, if desired.
Look at that gorgeous runny yolk!
Quick, easy and balanced. I think this may become another “fall-back“… think of how easy it would be to mix up the veggies and grains!
What dinner do you make when you are short on time or energy?