• Spring Quinoa Arugula Salad Bowl 3

Spring Quinoa Arugula Salad Bowl

Spring lunches for me are full of fresh veggies, flavorful herbs and light dressings.  I love to combine spring's produce with light and fluffy quinoa and serve it slightly warm or at room temperature.  Because it is not quite summer, I'm not ready for the whole cold salad thing just yet.  Once the quinoa cools to [...]

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One-Pot Tex-Mex Veggie Quinoa Stew with Lime-Cilantro “Cream”

This new year means new opportunity for us all.  Many of us are resolving to live healthier in 2016.  Living healthier can mean different things to different people depending on one's current state of health.  For me, I want to feel and be my best.  So, in addition to staying active and keeping my stress levels [...]

  • PEcan Quinoa

Pecan-Cranberry Quinoa with Garlic-Maple Dressing

As everyone knows, quinoa is my go-to food.  It is so easy to prepare and offers such amazing health benefits.  It is loaded with fiber (one serving has over 5 grams) and is considered a complete protein with all eight essential amino acids which makes it a great source of plant-based protein for vegans.  In [...]

  • Roasted Acorn Squash with Quinoa

Roasted Acorn Squash with Cranberry Pecan Quinoa

I am currently the lucky recipient of a winter Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and this week received a beautiful acorn squash in my batch of local goodies (along with some mushrooms and green onions).  Acorn squash has a mellow flavor and yet meaty and satisfying texture.  It is considered a good source of the antioxidant vitamin C which [...]

By |February 22nd, 2015|dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, quinoa, vegan, vegetable, vegetarian|
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Creamy Quinoa-Veggie Stew

Out with the old, in with the stew!  This unique and healthy stew is sure to help kick off your 2015 on the right foot. This creamy, vegan stew is perfectly satisfying during this frigid weather.  Loaded with protein-filled quinoa and health-boosting veggies - it is the perfect way to stay healthy while indulging in a comfort-food-like recipe. [...]

By |January 6th, 2015|dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, lunch, quinoa, soup, vegan, vegetarian|
  • Crispy Quinoa Cakes with label

Crispy Quinoa Cakes with Arugula & Sweet Potatoes

Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free These crispy quinoa cakes are packed with arugula, sun-dried tomatoes, sweet potatoes, shallots and sunflower seeds.  Delicious!  My husband says he loves them over salmon cakes.  And they actually stay together very well. They pair well over an arugula salad with avocado and roasted sweet potatoes and drizzled with [...]

By |January 5th, 2015|dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, lunch, quinoa, side dish, vegan, vegetarian|
  • Summertime-Quinoa

Summertime Quinoa-Peach Salad

This recipe was inspired by my good friend, Kristin, who brought a similar dish to our summertime BBQ.  It was perfectly light and a total crowd pleaser.  It vanished pretty fast.  It is served at room temperature or slightly chilled which is great for summertime sides.  It also can serve as an easy and satisfying [...]

By |July 22nd, 2014|gluten-free, lunch, quinoa, salad, side dish, vegan|
  • Detox

Detox Quinoa Spinach Salad (gluten-free + vegan)

This quinoa salad has it all!  Recently, I've been bored with healthy lunchtime options and wanted to create an exciting dish that provides a healthy source of lasting energy for lunch on-the-go.  This recipe features my all time favorite grain: quinoa (gluten-free and a complete protein).  It gets healthy fat from both avocado and walnuts [...]

By |December 16th, 2013|dairy-free, gluten-free, lunch, quinoa, salad, side dish, vegan, vegetarian|
  • Thai-Quinoa

Tex Mex Quinoa

This recipe is adapted from my good friend Amy Kardon.  Original recipe can be found here: http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/glutenfreerecipes/r/ThaiQuinoa.htm Thanks, Amy! Tex Mex Quinoa   Print I’m always looking for new ways to prepare quinoa. This southwest twist takes quinoa from basic to flavorfully fun and colorful. The addition of the black beans is great for added [...]

By |May 3rd, 2012|entree, gluten-free, lunch, quinoa, side dish, vegan|
  • Manly-Burger

Southwest Quinoa Burger

This burger is high in fiber and protein without any saturated fat like beef burgers.  Quinoa is one of the main ingredients so you know you are getting a complete protein, fiber and important nutrients.  Plus, it is a great way to incorporate antioxidant-rich, heart-healthy black beans into your diet. Serving Suggestions I recommend adding [...]

By |April 24th, 2012|entree, quinoa, vegan|

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