Quinoa


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 […]


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

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 […]