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I had a kale and quinoa salad at a restaurant last weekend and I wanted to try to recreate it in my own kitchen, so here was my first attempt! It turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself.

Step 1: Ingredients

For this salad, I used one package of quinoa, one bunch of kale, a package of cranberries and about a cup of feta. You can use different amounts of each, depending on what you like. I also used a few teaspoons of olive oil.
I used this brown rice and quinoa mixture because it's all they had at Safeway, but you can use regular quinoa if you can find it.

Step 2: Cooking Quinoa

The directions on my package of quinoa say to bring the quinoa, 1 and 3/4 cups of water and a teaspoon of olive oil to a boil, then turn heat to medium, add the packet of spices and cover for about 15 minutes. All the water should be absorbed when it's done.

Step 3: Prepare Kale

Rinse your kale, cut off any brown ends you find and cut the rest of the kale into smaller pieces.

Step 4: Build Salad

While the quinoa is still warm add it to the kale and mix together. Add in the cranberries and feta and toss.

Step 5: Dress and Enjoy

Dress the salad with olive oil and lemon juice and enjoy!

You can cook quinoa in a rice cooker under the same setting as white rice. Yum.
<p>Oh that's a good idea! I don't have a rice cooker though. Yet.</p>

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