Sweet Potato and Quinoa Cakes

My next door neighbor (the one with the chickens that I've told a lot of you all about,) Sarah, came up with this wonderful recipe and was kind enough to share it with me. Thanks Sarah!!



1 cup dried quinoa

2 cups Vegetable (beef, chicken, etc) broth

1 sweet potato grated

1 cup Italian flavor bread crumbs (gluten free if you’d like)

3 eggs
1 small onion diced fine
3 cloves garlic pressed
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 tablespoons stone ground mustard
Cayenne pepper to taste
Salt and black pepper to taste

- Combine dried quinoa and broth in microwave safe container and microwave for 3 minutes loosely covered.

- Stir and return to microwave for 3 additional minutes or until it starts "spiraling". Drain remaining liquid.

- Combine cooked quinoa with all other ingredients in large bowl.

- Heat skillet to medium high with enough olive oil to liberally coat pan.

- Using 1/2 cup measure scoop quinoa mixture into pan and use spatula to flatten into patties. Cook approximately 3 minutes on each side, longer for more crisp patty.

- Enjoy with Greek yogurt and a sprig of fresh sweet basil or with honey mustard to dip.