Step 1: Gather & Prepare Ingredients
½ cup Dried Cranberries, steeped
2 ½ cups Organic Chicken broth, divided
1 TBSP Olive Oil
½ cup (or 1 small) Onion, chopped
1 tsp. Sea salt
1 TBSP Garlic Minced
¼ tsp. Fresh Ground Pepper
1 ¼ cups Quinoa
½ cup – ¾ cup Walnuts chopped & candied (optional)
2 Tbsp Fresh basil, chopped
Step 2: Step 2 - Steep Cranberries
Step 3: Step 3 - How to Make Candied Almonds
3 Tbsp Clarified Butter
¼ cup Maple Syrup
½ cup Chopped Walnuts
1. Place 3 TBSP Clarified Butter and ¼ cup Maple Syrup in a skillet on high heat and mix till dissolved. Turn down heat a little and add chopped walnuts. Stir on medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes till coated well. BE CAREFUL: Maple Syrup will be hot and cause immediate burns!!
2. Remove from skillet and place candied almonds on an empty plate to dry.
3. Mix in with Quinoa recipe above to add sweetness to your dish.