Quinoa with Chard and Chickpeas + Spinach and Mango Smoothie

Sorry I missed Meatless Monday this week. I was out of town for the weekend, and am a bit behind on everything. I made two things from this month’s VegCookbook, Wild About Greens, since my last post.

The Quinoa with Chard and Chickpeas was warm, comforting and protein packed, but a little salty. You cook one cup of quinoa in two cups of water with two veggie bouillon cubes in it.  If I make it again, I’ll use one cube.  I used lacinto, or “dinosaur” kale instead of chard because it was on sale, and it’s my favorite leafy green (:

I’ve been loving all of the smoothie recipes in this cookbook.  The one pictured above is the Spinach and Mango Smoothie.  Even though the recipe suggested using a high speed mixer, like a Vitamix, I was able to use my regular blender.  I just started out with chop and then moved on to mix, liquefy and puree.

What did you VegCook this week?

Full disclosure: I received a review copy of Wild About Greens. Also, the links to Wild About Greens and Vitamix are attached to my Amazon Associates account. If you purchase something after clicking on the link, I get a small percentage of the sale, which I’ll probably use to buy more books!

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