INGREDIENTS

4 cups water

6 cups broth, chicken or vegetable

5 long green beans, diced

3 celery sticks, diced

3 parsley stalks, whole

6 cherry tomatoes, diced and seeds taken out

1 lb chicken, breast or tenders, chopped

1 clove garlic, diced

1 cup quinoa

4 potatoes, cut into eighths (I used red with skin on)

handful frozen peas

salt to taste

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  1. In a medium/large pot, mix water with green beans, parsley, garlic, chicken, celery, and tomatoes.  Bring it to a boil.
  2. Add broth and quinoa, and bring to a boil again.  Reduce heat and simmer for about 40 minutes.
  3. Add potatoes, peas, and salt.  Bring to a boil once again.  Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Turn off stove and let sit with a cover on for another 30 minutes for the flavors to develop.  Take out parsley as best as you can and serve.  You can also serve with parsley or scallions on top.

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*Use organic whenever possible!*

I used a kebab recipe to season the beef:

1/3 cup olive oil

1/3 cup tamari sauce

3 TBSP red wine vinegar

1/4 cup wildflower honey

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 TBSP ground ginger

Mix ingredients and marinate 1 lb beef chunks for 30 minutes, at least, in the refrigerator.  Then bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.  Set aside.

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For the salad:

3 small cucumbers, chopped

3 scallions, chopped

2 cans of beans, I used Garbanzo and Cannellini

2 cups frozen peas, cooked

2 cups frozen broccoli, cooked

1/4 cup sundried tomatoes, cooked and chopped

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For the dressing:

2 TBSP honey mustard

2 TBSP lemon juice

1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil

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Bon Appetit!

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Grab some spiced apple chicken sausage from your local grocer’s meat section.  Grill it at medium heat about 7 minutes each side.  A little burnt outside means a yummy inside.

Saute some asparagus, cut in half to fit the pan, in olive oil and garlic powder.  Judge it by eye.  If the oil evaporates halfway through, throw some more on there.  I had it at medium heat also while the sausage was cooking.

Throw some grape tomatoes (from your outside compost pile that was not planned) on the side and enjoy!