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Quinoa and Carrot Top Soup

Yes, I know it is summer and soup is the last thing you want to make.  That’s okay.  I am going to share it anyway and you can store it away in your memory bank until the next time you get carrots with the tops on and have no idea how to use them.  You’ll thank me then!
This is one of the easiest soups to make.  First, saute carrots and onions in butter or olive oil.  If you have any other veggies (like celery!), add it in.
Then, add in carrot tops and let them suck up the buttery goodness.
Throw rinsed/soaked uncooked quinoa on top.
Fill the rest of the pot with chicken broth and let it cook down.  Serve over tasty bread (sourdough?) and top with cheese!
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Roasted Veggies with Quinoa and Leftover Dressing

I wasn’t even planning on sharing this meal with you.  As I took the pictures, I thought, this is going to be boring, why am I wasting my time with photos?!  What I thought was just going to be a simple, thrown together meal of old standards and leftovers turned out to be PHENOMENAL.  
I might be exaggerating, but probably not.
It was just roasted veggies (carrots and broccoli)
 and served it over quinoa.  The thing that brought it from boring to awesome?  The leftover Meyer Lemon-Vinegar dressing from this post
This post was featured on Fight Back Fridays at Food Renegade!