In the Shell Croquettes

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It is not true that eating healthy cannot be absolutely scrumptious! These croquettes can be taken for totally delicious finger food, they are very easy and economical as well.

3/4 cup quinoa, well rinsed and cooked as per package instructions
1 1/2 cooked small shells, cooked al dente
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup raw sliced almonds, pulverized in a blender or food processor
2 tbsp. sweet paprika powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
2 full tbsp. cornstarch
2 full tbsp. all purpose flour
1/2 cup bread crumbs (use bread you prefer)
1/2 tsp. tarragon powder
Salt to taste
3/4 cup water
1 tsp. Olive oil plus more

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients and form a soft dough. Grease a cookie sheet with olive oil and drop large spoonfuls of the mixture into it, forming your croquettes.
Preheat oven at 400 degrees F, and lower to 350 degrees, put your croquettes to bake but don't go too far away. When you notice that they are setting, flip them around with a spatula.
Continue baking and flipping them until they are golden brown on both sides but still soft. These make a delicious, almost junk-food-tasty sidekick to pretty much anything you want to serve them with.

Yield: Approx. 10 medium sized croquettes, less if you make them larger, more if you make them smaller.

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