Meatless Monday: Cheesy Quinoa Cakes with Spicy Lemon Aioli

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My mom’s cousin, Dana (we call her “Aunt Dana”), lives out in the middle of nowhere Missouri. She lives on a lot of land…with a lot of animals. As of last night, she has 5 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 horses. She loves animals and in the country, there never seems to be a shortage of animals in need of a loving home. And so, her “kid” count often grows.

I spent many childhood 4th of July holidays at Aunt Dana’s house, spoiling her dogs — learning who preferred tummy rubs over ear massages and vice versa. We’re suckers for animals and so she thoroughly enjoys and understands my all-too-regular Facebook updates with Lily’s most recent shenanigans or cute pose.

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Anyways, Aunt Dana called last night to let me know she thought we should submit a video to America’s Funniest Home Videos for the $100,000 grand prize. She went on to describe a video where a sleeping bulldog was tempted with a french fry right under its nose and she thought Lily would play the role perfectly, as well.

I can totally picture this. Bulldogs are notorious for sleeping (and snoring) and judging by the looks of them, they’d eat just about anything.

But, not my bulldog.

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Lily will always graciously accept meat and cheese…fish, too. Consistently, will eat breads and pasta. Not-so-consistently, she will eat fruit and hardly ever will she eat a vegetable (though I do think she’d wolf down a french fry!). Just this week, she turned down blueberries, strawberries, a tortilla chip, peas, and a piece of celery. The girl is one picky eater. While not quite as extreme, Mr. Prevention has his moments, too.

Not-so-consistently will he eat quinoa for me. It’s not that he doesn’t like quinoa, but I think it just sounds too healthy. Or something. I’m not really sure. The night I whipped up these Cheesy Quinoa Cakes with Spicy Lemon Aioli, he opted for a frozen pizza.

His loss, let me tell ya!

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Cheesy Quinoa Cakes with Spicy Lemon Aioli slightly adapted from Spoon Fork Bacon

2 cups cooked quinoa 2/3 cup fontina cheese, grated 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour 2 green onions, thinly sliced 1 egg, saraj.gov.mk/?p=online-casino-uk lightly beaten 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1/4 tsp salt 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided

½ cup light mayonnaise 1 lemon, zested and juiced ¼ tsp cayenne pepper 1/8 tsp salt and pepper, download to taste

Directions:

Place quinoa, cheese, flour, onions, egg, pepper, salt, and 1 tablespoon oil into a mixing bowl dealer and mix until well combined. Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes.

Pour remaining 2 tablespoons oil into a large sauté pan and heat over medium-high heat heat. Form ¼ cup patties with the quinoa mixture and place in the heated sauté pan. Note: the cakes may be crumbly, but as they brown classic slots on one side, they will hold together. Cook quinoa cakes for about 5 minutes per side. Repeat with the remaining patties until all of the cakes have been cooked.

Meanwhile, mix together the aioli  ingredients in a small bowl. Serve alongside the us poker sites warm quinoa cakes.

Yield: 5 servings (2 quinoa cakes with aioli)

Nutrition Information (per serving): 336 poker sites calories; 21.2 g. fat; 59 mg. cholesterol; 468 mg. sodium; 28.0 g. carbohydrate; 2.4 g. fiber; 9.2 g. protein; 2.4 g. sugar

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 Busy week with lots of hockey. As usual, the weekend went too fast :(

Be well,

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Comments

  1. says

    These sound awesome. They remind me of a quinoa cake I had to make for work one time. They look better on your blog though Nick is the same way about quinoa, by the way. I think his thought is that it sounds mobile casino way too healthy, but he WILL eat it…although he complains each time.

  2. says

    Damn. I thought you were going to say Mr. Prevention loved these. I have a boy that I keep trying to casino bonus feed quinoa to but he insists he doesn’t like it. I insist that he’s wrong. I will try and get him with these anyhow, and if he won’t eat them, more for me. :)

  3. Nina says

    These look amazing, but, 21 grams of fat in a recipe featured on Prevention RD? What is this recipe helping to prevent? Health?

    • Nicole, RD says

      1) I generally delete pointless, negative comments but since you’re off base…2) the most of fat in this recipe is from olive oil and less than 1/2 ounce of cheese per serving, 3) most adults need ~60 grams of fat per day (60 divided by 3…) and lastly, 4) most Americans don’t consume an excess of fat, but simply the wrong TYPES of fat.

    • Nicole, RD says

      Jen: I think you could…but maybe add more cheese. The bulgur probably won’t hold together quite as well, but worth a shot!

  4. amanda says

    Oh I so want to make these tonight but I only have cheddar cheese on hand. Do you I could substitute?

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