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With all the traditional stuffing herbs and flavors, it smells wonderful while roasting in the oven. Plus, it's packed with healthy whole grain protein. Try it at Thanksgiving!

 

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 35 min
Total time: 45
Serves: 6

INGREDIENTS:
-1 cup quinoa
-2 cups vegetable broth
-1 cup pecans
-1 tsp dried sage
-1 1 tsp dried thyme
-1 tablespoon coconut oil
-1 small yellow onion, chopped
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-3 celery stalks, diced
-1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley

PREPARATION:

1. Rinse quinoa and place in a large sauce pan.  Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 20 minutes.  Remove lid and fluff with a fork.

2. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.  Spread pecans on a baking sheet and place in the oven until lightly toasted, about 5 minutes.  Watch pecans because they can easily start to burn.  Remove them from the oven.  Add the pecans to a food processor, coarsely chop while adding the sage and thyme.  Set aside.

3. Heat coconut oil in a large pan.  Add onions, garlic, and celery and cook until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.  Add the cooked quinoa and the pecan/herb mixture to the pan and stir until all the ingredients are well combined.  Toss with parsley and serve.