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Creamy Quinoa with Rainbow Swiss Chard and Crimini Mushrooms

Sunday dinner with my family is such an exciting experience for me. Something about it really revs my engine. This particular Sunday was a small get together: VegKid, BandMan, NightHawk, and me. Feeding two dudes and myself requires a whole lot of food, and a whole lot of food is what you get when you make this dish. That being said, I recommend if you are cooking for 2-4, cut this recipe in half. 

2 c quinoa
2 tbsp olive oil
2 bunches rainbow chard, chopped
4 garlic cloves, sliced
12 oz cremini mushrooms, quartered

1 tbsp Italian seasoning
1/4 c nutritional yeast flakes
salt and pepper, to taste
red chili flakes, to taste 
  1. Boil the quinoa in 4 cups of water with a hefty salting. When it starts to boil, reduce the heat to simmer, cover, and let that shit go until the water is all absorbed and the quinoa is all light and fluffy.
  2. Meanwhile on another burner, get some oil good-n-hot and toss in your chard. Give her a lil salt and pepper and cook it all down until it's tender to your liking.
  3. In another pot, saute up that garlic until it starts to make you wanna face dive in it. Add the mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper and cook the shit out of those mushrooms until the garlic is crunchy and the mushrooms are extra well done (black).
  4. Mix together the quinoa, chard, and nutritional yeast. Top with the mushrooms and red chili flakes.


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