Happy Valentine's Day!
I don't want to go out to some fancy restaurant being judged by the other patrons and the wait staff because people can't figure out if we're dating or if we're siblings. I just want to go out to eat so I don't have to cook dinner tonight. I want to enjoy our time together without distractions or to-do lists and I want to eat some stuffed potato skins. Isn't that what we all want really?
SWEET POTATO QUINOA SALAD
3 small/2 medium sweet potatoes
2 cloves garlic
a couple handfuls of kale
red bell pepper
1 c. quinoa
1. Peel sweet potatoes, cut into ~1" cubes. Finely chop shallots and garlic. Cube other veggies.
3. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
5. When you have about 15 minutes left for the veggies to finish roasting, prepare quinoa as per directions on package. (You could also make this with any other type of grain or rice you prefer.)
6. Remove vegetables from baking dish into a large mixing bowl. Toss with balsamic vinegar and more olive oil to taste. Serve over bed of quinoa.