Quinoa


Green Salad with Avocado, Chickpeas, Quinoa and Hummus Dressing

Green Salad with Avocado, Chickpeas, Quinoa and Hummus Dressing is a hearty, yet easy to make salad that is sure to satisfy even the biggest appetite! “Call me, I need to share some recipes that I have been making….” Last week I got a text from Vivian at KyV Farm that […]

Greens Salad with Avocado, Chickpeas, Quinoa and Hummus Dressing

Savory Chinese Five Spice Rabe and Quinoa

Mix it up with Savory and Aromatic Five Spice Broccoli Rabe over Quinoa

Sometimes you just have to break out of the mold. I find myself doing this in many ways lately.  Leaving Corporate America is scary but was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  I find myself knee deep in all sorts of new things.  I’ve never been able to […]


Savory Quinoa Florentine

Savory Quinoa Florentine is a simple and elegant dish with sautéed tomatoes, caramelized onions, aromatic garlic and wilted spinach. Before I get to my Savory Quinoa Florentine recipe – I’d love to  share a few insights I’ve learned over the journey of life. Make the time to do the important things.  What are the […]

Quinoa Florentine

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Decadent Black Bean and Quinoa Brownie Fudge

Surprise and delight your friends with this Decadent Black Bean and Quinoa Brownie Fudge!  Over a week ago I had this post read to print when the unthinkable happened.  In an effort to get back to some normalcy and keep my mind off things I am up and looking at […]


Savory Veggie Burger with Vegan Cheese

Three Tips on How to make a Great Vegan Veggie Burger (and a Savory Veggie Burger Recipe)!

  I’ve finally discovered the secrets to making great tasting great veggie or bean burgers when they used to fall apart, turning into mush. The first secret is some flour – any kind will do; add it a tablespoon at a time until the mixture is firmer but only just […]


Looking for a last minute dinner idea? Try this Black Bean Stew with Quinoa plus 7 Amazing Black Bean Recipes.

 Black Bean Stew with Quinoa Do you ever get home from work tired and without any sort of plan for dinner?  That’s the time that fast food starts looking palatable.  I say – don’t do it!  Reach for a few cans out of the pantry or pre-cooked frozen beans and […]

Avocado, Mango and Caribbean Black Bean Tostada

Kale Maple Blueberry Smoothie Parfait

Layer it up! Recipes in a jar, 2 Ways – Kale Maple Blueberry Smoothie Parfait and Kale and Quinoa Salad in a Jar

Layer it up! Recipes in a jar, 2 Ways – Kale Maple Blueberry Smoothie Parfait and Kale and Quinoa Salad. “Leaving the tiny Bed and Breakfast in the English countryside we looked at our bill and it listed charges for water and electricity.  We walked to our tiny car, hopped […]


Warm Fruited Quinoa

Warm Fruited Quinoa – a simple and divine mixture of soft, warm quinoa, flavorful olive oil, sweet dates and raisins, a crunch of walnuts and a touch of sea salt. Olive oil, various fruits, nuts and warm spices are typical in Moroccan cuisine – so here I did a twist on […]

Warm Fruited Quinoa

Gingery Kale and Quinoa Power Salad with Garlic Herb Cashews

Gingery Kale and Quinoa Power Salad with Garlic Herb Cashews

This month my favorite natural food store, Native Sun Natural Foods Market, has quinoa on sale in the bulk bin – so I hope you are all ok with a few quinoa posts!  Quinoa IS one of the trendy foods of 2013, so just think, we’ll be ahead of the […]


Teriyaki Quinoa with Crystallized Ginger

I can not tell you how happy I am to be in my new space and all set up after my big web hosting fiasco with Blogger/Google.  I still have a lot of work to do but at least I can create some recipes and work on all the categories […]

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Confetti Breakfast Quinoa with Coconut Peanut Butter and Honey

Quinoa, (pronounced “KEEN-wah”) is quite the impostor.  It looks and acts like a grain but it is actually a tiny little seed – and is therefore an awesome source of protein.   Sneaky.   Confetti Breakfast Quinoa with Coconut Peanut Butter and Honey For vegetarians and meat eaters alike, quinoa makes […]


Round Two Recipe – Summer Burrito Casserole

Summer is in full swing here – my best friend I grew up with, Jenny, came down for a visit with her boyfriend Jay and we stayed in St Augustine at our favorite Edgewater Inn Friday night. Jenny and Dawn at Edgewater Beforehand my daughter played in the sand. Since I […]


What is a Pattypan Squash? I’ll tell you all about it and share a delicious recipe – Grilled Pattypan Squash Stuffed with Bacon Tempeh, Quinoa, Daiya (Vegan Cheese) and Onions

Pattypan squash is what is known as a summer squash – all parts of it are edible, including the skin and seeds. There are TONS of benefits from eating this delicious squash. It’s full of vitamin C and A and specific antioxidants that are wonderful protection for macular degeneration and cataracts. […]


Wine Down Wednesday – Mixed Beans with Kale and Quinoa

Welcome back to Wine Down Wednesday where I will review a vegan dish paired with two different wines.  To pair wines with a meatless dish we must look at the spices and main flavors of the recipe. Bay, garlic, thyme and vinegar are the flavors we will pair with this casual […]


Festive Mexican Adzuki and Quinoa Bowl with Fresh Salsa

Festive Mexican Adzuki and Quinoa Bowl with Fresh Salsa is the perfect bridge meal for starting on your journey to a vegan diet. Filling, delicious, and simple! I’m going on week three of “almost vegan”. I’m calling it “almost” because I did have some honey and I did have a […]


Quinoa, Grilled Veggies and Cashew Cheese

Do you ever have leftover grilled veggies you don’t know what to do with?  You know, all the peak season fresh stuff like corn, eggplant, zucchini, squash and onion you don’t want to waste? How about extra rice or grains?  Any hummus (or in the case of us detoxers cashew cheese)? Well […]


Sweet, Salty and Nutty Veggie Sauté with Quinoa

This Sweet, Salty and Nutty Veggie Sauté with Quinoa is to die for. With a perfect balance of flavors and textures, you’ll be sure to add this to your weekly rotation!   With this recipe I came to a realization. Everything is better with (almond) butter.  I had not planned on […]

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Moroccan Roasted Delicata, Sweet Potato and Quinoa

I don’t have a very clever post planned for the origins of this recipe other than coming across the Moroccan idea at Squash Blossom Babies (please check out this blog, it is fabulous!) and then thinking about how I could use the Moroccan theme for a quinoa dish to make […]