Quinoa with Pomegranate and Pistachio

picture courtesy of AARP The Magazine Are you starting to gear up for your Thanksgiving feast? Maybe you're starting to ear-mark some recipes you've come across in magazines or books? Surprisingly, over Thanksgiving weekend, I don't cook at all.  We head back down to Baltimore to visit our respective families and the minute I step out of the car, I assume the role of guest for the entire weekend.  It is a bit odd, the one non-denominational holiday that revolves around food and I'm not cooking at all.  But, I've come to relish in the … [Read more...]

Miso Broccoli Quinoa Salad

Quinoa made its way onto our radar two years ago and it’s been a staple for many meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Let’s face it, how many gluten free super-seeds are you eating on a weekly basis? I love Quinoa’s versatility.  My first dish experimenting with the goosefoot seed was a basic Quinoa, Grape and Toasted Almond Salad.  Then I made a Cheesy, Quinoa Casserole.  Then I decided to try Stuffed Avocados with Quinoa.  Once completely comfy with this seed (that’s cooked like a grain), I switched over and started eating quinoa in the … [Read more...]

Southwestern Quinoa Sliders

Picture courtesy of NatureBox (my photos didn't come out nearly as good) We love our Quinoa. And why shouldn't we?  It’s a nutritious carbohydrate that has definitely maximized our energy levels. I’ve only recently been experimenting with this whole grain in the kitchen (Mom's didn't have any quinoa-based recipes in her archives) and it’s immediately become a family favorite. It not only tastes great on its own, but has a super high protein content too. If you love your carbs, but are desperate to find a healthier option to white … [Read more...]

Cheesy Veggie Quinoa Bake @ P&G Home Made Simple

If you’re looking for a highly nutritious carbohydrate, that can not only help you stay lean but also helps to maximize your energy levels, then Quinoa (keen-wah) is your answer. Did you know it’s a gluten-free, cholesterol-free whole grain? Did you know it contains more calcium, iron, and protein than wheat, and….quinoa is almost always organic? Have I peaked your interest level yet? Well, check out my latest recipe for a Cheesy Veggie Quinoa Bake featured over at P&G Home Made Simple. I'm thrilled to be a contributing … [Read more...]