Quinoa sweet potato cakes
Author: Jen
Serves: Makes 8 patties
Recipe adapted from: Cannelle et Vanille
  1. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add quinoa and a pinch of salt. Stir, reduce heat to medium low, cover with a lid, and cook for 18-20 minutes until quinoa has absorbed all the water and it's tender. Set aside to cool.
  2. Toast the bread for breadcrumbs.
  3. Heat a medium saute pan over medium high heat. Add the olive oil and cook the onions and garlic for 3 minutes. Add the grated sweet potato, 1/4 teaspoon salt, coriander, and black pepper, and cook for another 3 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, breadcrumbs, cheese, parsley, and chives. Add the cooled quinoa and sweet potato mixture. Stir to combine.
  5. Heat a large saute pan over medium high heat. Add enough olive oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Spoon 1/4 cup of the mixture and shape it into a round cake. Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels if needed.
  6. Serve the cakes while warm with salad, sour cream and avocado. .
Recipe by Wine and a Spoon at http://wineandaspoon.com/quinoa-sweet-potato-patties/