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Turkey Sausage & Cranberry Quinoa {Clean Eating}

By Wifessionals @wifessionals
Turkey Sausage & Cranberry Quinoa {Clean Eating}
Oh lawdy.

Quinoa is a power grain. It's packed with protein and is extremely versatile.
First off, quinoa is pronounced:




It's ok, I walked around saying it wrong until I actually tried it a few years back.
Well, I've been making some "clean" recipes.

I will be eating this at least twice a month now. It was SO good.

Turkey Sausage & Cranberry Quinoa {Clean Eating}
Because we aren't "clean" fanatics, I added some feta cheese to it, but it was delicious before mixing it in, so you can totally leave it out.

Turkey Sausage & Cranberry Quinoa

serves 2-3

16oz turkey sausage
1 cup dry quinoa
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt (can leave out & salt to taste if you prefer)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 cup chopped onions (I used frozen)
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup juice sweetened, dried cranberries
2 tsp ground sage
1/2 cup feta cheese (optional)

1// Rinse quinoa. In a small mesh strainer or large cup, stir quinoa vigorously for 2 minutes while running under water or immersed in water. Drain. This is VERY important and will get rid of the bitter or "soapy" taste.

2// Place drained quinoa in a saucepan over high heat. Drizzle with a little olive oil and stir constantly to get the majority of water to burn off - about 2-3 minutes.

3// Pour unsweetened almond milk, pepper, salt, & cinnamon in with the quinoa and stir. I used vanilla unsweetened and it was delicious. Bring to a rolling boil.

4// Boil quinoa for 5 minutes uncovered. Then cover and turn the heat down to low. Cook for 20 minutes.

5// In the meantime, brown turkey sausage in a skillet over medium high heat. Once browned, pour into a bowl and set aside. In the sausage drippings, sauté the onions and garlic until the onions are translucent.

6// Turn the heat down to medium low. Add in the sausage, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, cranberries and sage. Keep warm until quinoa is done.

7// Once 20 minutes has passed, keep quinoa covered and remove from heat. Let sit for 5 minutes covered and then fluff with a fork.

8// Stir in the sausage mixture and add feta cheese if desired.

Turkey Sausage & Cranberry Quinoa {Clean Eating}

This turned out to be so good and the leftovers were just as fabulous. The almond milk gives the quinoa a creamier texture, so this tastes more like a risotto.


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