It’s a weekday and who has time to spend hours in the kitchen? I only wish. So last night I was in the mood for keeping it simple. I bought a pound of bay scallops at the store on Sunday, and after seeing Kasey cook hers up in a little garlic powder and paprika I thought.. mmm.. that is just what I’m craving!
In a skillet, I cooked 1 pound bay scallops, poured in a little chardonnay (or you can add a teaspoon of oil, but why would you when you have an excuse to open a bottle of wine. It’s a week night. You deserve it!!) a sprinkling of paprika, chipotle chili powder, and a teaspoon of garlic paste, salt and pepper. You can find garlic paste at Trader Joe’s. I love it, its easier than mincing when you’re in a pinch for time. Veggies: in another skillet I sautéed 1 bunch of kale, stems and all (I don’t want to miss out on all that fiber).. seasoned the same as the scallops, except adding 2 teaspoons olive oil (there’s a lot of water in kale so you don’t need much oil). Both skillets took about 6-8 minutes. Then I assemble my tasty quick fix, tossing in a few heeping spoonfuls of quinoa. Quinoa is a great staple food for the week. It keeps well, so cooking up a batch on Sunday makes weeknights even easier. 🙂
Viola! Dinner is served. No box, no frozen foods, just a good fresh meal packed with nutrition!! What’s so nutrition about it?? I thought you’d never ask! 😉
Plum full of Vitamin K, promoting blood clotting, reducing risk for Alzheimer’s disease, and minimizing those dark circles around eyes. One serving also exceeds your daily value for Vitamin A. Not to mention, it’s rich in Vitamin C, magnesium, and oodles of phytonutrients.
Excellent source of Vitamin B-12, reducing risk for diabetes and heart disease. Also a good source of Omega-3’s and magnesium.
The grain that actually isn’t a grain, but a green! This contains all the essential amino acids to make up a complete protein, great for vegetarians, or anyone else who needs a little more protein in the diet. The lysine in quinoa is great for tissue repair. It is also full of minerals like manganese, magnesium, copper, iron and phosphorus that fight migraines.
I hope you enjoy this beautiful day, and some good eats!!