Quinoa


Thai Coconut Quinoa Salad with Purple Carrot and Peanut Sauce 4

Is it crazy to build a whole salad around a purple carrot?   These jewels were nestled in my farm bag one day. Simple, beautiful, unique perfection. Just like appreciating beautiful jewelry, a work of art or a fabulous outfit, I’ve got to marvel at nature’s creation sometimes. I’m in love…beautiful things […]

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Savory Quinoa Florentine

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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 […]


Decadent Black Bean and Quinoa Brownie Fudge 12

Surprise and delight your friends with this Decadent Black Bean and Quinoa Brownie Fudge! Over a week ago I had this post ready 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 […]

Decadent Black Bean and Quinoa Brownie Fudge

Three Tips on How to make a Great Vegan Veggie Burger 7

One of my favorite things since switching to a plant-based diet is veggie burgers. Not as a replacement for beef, be because they’re just so darned yummy on their own. Want to make your own? Here are my three tips on how to make a great vegan veggie burger.   […]

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Black Bean Stew with Quinoa

Black Bean Stew with Quinoa

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


Warm Fruited Quinoa

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 […]


Gingery Kale and Quinoa Power Salad with Garlic Herb Cashews 4

A totally tasty way to get your greens in. Dive into 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 […]

Gingery Kale Salad with Quinoa

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

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Quinoa, Grilled Veggies and Cashew Cheese is an simple and fast option at the end of the day when you’re too tired to make anything. 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, […]


Sweet, Salty and Nutty Veggie Sauté with Quinoa 21

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

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Moroccan Roasted Delicata, Sweet Potato and Quinoa is a delicious blend of tender, roasted delicata squash, sweet potatoes and filling quinoa with tart cranberries and green onions.  I don’t have a very clever post planned for the origins of this recipe.  I simply decided to follow a Moroccan theme for a […]