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Kale and Quinoa Salad with Dried Cranberries

Kale and Quinoa Salad with Dried Cranberries

At a  recent food event organized by Melissa’s Produce and Chefs’ Toys, I got to meet Katie Workman, food writer and blogger behind The Mom 100. Katie talked about her career in the food industry, as well as shared her extensive experience about writing her books, developing family oriented recipes for busy cooks, among other valuable information.

We sampled some scrumptious dishes prepared by Melissa’s Produce chefs from the recipes in Katie’s new cookbook, Dinner Solved!. The menu was rather elaborate with deviled eggs 3 ways, prosciutto wrapped shrimp with smoked paprika, honey-glazed carrots, honey-roasted peanut cookies, kale and quinoa salad with dried cherries, and some other dishes we had a chance to try. They all were very delicious but I loved kale and quinoa salad the most.

Two nutrient-dense ingredients, kale and quinoa, paired perfectly in this salad! The cooked quinoa was tossed with copious amounts of fresh herbs and kale leaves, also dried cherries, then drizzled with a simple sauce made with olive oil and lemon juice.

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