12 ounces fresh or smoked sausage, cut into (1/2 inch) cubes
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
1 cup apple or pear hard cider
1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 cups chopped kale or spinach leaves, lightly packed
In a large pot, cook sausage, onions and sage over medium-high heat until just browned, about 10 minutes. Add cider, quinoa, cranberries, salt and 3/4 cup water and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until liquid is just absorbed, 25 to 30 minutes. Stir in kale, cover again and set aside off of the heat for 5 minutes. Uncover, fluff with a fork and serve.
Per Serving:400 calories (100 from fat), 11g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 55mg cholesterol, 1370mg sodium, 55g carbohydrates, (5 g dietary fiber, 21g sugar), 20g protein.