baked sweet potato & kale quinoa


2 medium sweet potatoes, 1 cup of uncooked quinoa, 2 cups of filtered water, 1 bay leaf, 1 tbsp of olive oil, 3 cups of chopped kale with the ribs removed, 2 garlic cloves minced, 1 tsp of paprika, Salt and pepper to taste

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Pierce each potato several times with a fork and place on a baking sheet. Bake for about 45 minutes until tender.
  3. While sweet potato is in the oven, boil 2 cups of water and a bay leaf. Add dry quinoa and stir. Cover and simmer on low for about 15 minutes until water is absorbed.
  4. In a separate large pan, heat the chopped kale, oil, and garlic on low heat for about 10 minutes until tender. Add spices to taste.
  5. Once potatoes are cooked, set aside to cool, then chop into small cubes. Toss the sweet potatoes and quinoa into the kale mixture and serve warm.

Contributed by: Brittany Kroeker

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