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Strawberry-Mango Quinoa Salad w. Honey-Lime Vinaigrette

June 28, 2016
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This summer salad is nutritious, light yet satisfying, kid-friendly and bursting with flavor! Mango, strawberries and avocado are tossed with fluffy quinoa, chopped spinach, crumbled goat cheese, pine nuts and dressed in a honey-lime vinaigrette. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner and is a crowd-pleaser at gatherings. Gather Salad 6 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped 1 cup strawberries, hulled and cut into ¼-inch thick slices 1 mango, diced ½ avocado, diced 1½ ounces goat cheese (omit for vegan) 2 tablespoons pine…

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Mediterranean Quinoa Bowls w. Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

May 10, 2016
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These bowls are everything! Simple to prepare, light yet satisfying, packed with nutrients and kid-approved! I make extra for a quick and delicious meal in minutes throughout the week. When on-the go, simply layer the ingredients in a jar and toss in your bag. No more missed lunches! Roasting the red peppers is super easy and brings out their natural sweetness. The roasted red peppers that you buy at the market will work, but they really don’t compare to roasting them at home…

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Spinach, Golden Beet & Quinoa Salad w. Maple Cider Vinaigrette

April 5, 2016
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School was out for Spring Break and my friend and I were looking for some fun outdoor activities to do with our children. We packed them up in the car and headed to a local farm for a day of fresh air, exploration, play and discovery.  There were several highlights from the day (enjoying a picnic lunch under a shady tree, feeding baby ducklings, wagon rides, watching a mama pig nursing her babes) but one of them was picking our own fresh, seasonal…

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Fall Quinoa Bowl

November 20, 2015
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Get all the flavors of fall in this healthy bowl of deliciousness! It’s full of nutrients and is and easy to make. Best of all, the kids love it!  3 cups butternut squash, chopped (kabocha squash would also work nicely) 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup uncooked quinoa (or rice) 1½ cups water ⅓ cup dried cranberries ⅓ cup red onion, finely chopped 3 Tbsp. toasted pumpkin seeds ¼ cup sheep’s milk feta (optional) sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Balsamic…

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California Citrus Salad w. Quinoa & Toasted Walnuts

March 8, 2015

Mildly sweet oro blanco grapefruit and luscious blood oranges and are paired with peppery arugula, tiny pearls of quinoa, creamy avocado and crunchy walnuts for a simple, healthy and delicious salad. It doesn’t get more “California” than this! Gather 1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa 2 medium blood oranges 1 oro blanco grapefruit 1 avocado 2 cups arugula, washed and dried ¼ cup chopped walnuts, lightly toasted ¼ cup torn mint leaves pinch of sea salt Method Using a sharp knife, slice the ends from the citrus…

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Spinach & Quinoa Patties in a Bowl

January 1, 2015
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These delicious and nutritious spinach and quinoa patties from Green Kitchen Stories are a complete source of protein and are full of flavor. They can be enjoyed alone with a dollop of Greek yogurt, served on a bun or in a bowl. Best of all, kids love them! Gather 1 cup uncooked quinoa OR 2 ½ cups pre-cooked quinoa, (black, white or red) ¾ cup gluten-free rolled oats 4 eggs 7 oz feta cheese 4 cups fresh spinach, chopped sea…

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Tricolor Quinoa w. Pesto, Spinach & Sun-dried Tomatoes

April 11, 2014
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A new dish for rotation— easy enough to prepare while juggling a toddler and newborn, packed with nutrient-dense ingredients, satisfying and delicious! Gather 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes 2 cups chopped fresh basil 1/4 cup pine nuts 2/3 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast or Parmesan 3/4 teaspoon sea salt 1 tablespoon minced garlic 4 cups rinsed and cooked quinoa 2 cups baby spinach, sliced thin Method Thinly chop the sun-dried tomatoes and spinach. Set aside. Using a food processor,…

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Chickpea & Quinoa Salad w. Mustard-Tahini Dressing

March 24, 2014
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This salad is full of simple nutrient dense ingredients and is light but satisfying. You can make it ahead of time, keep it in the refrigerator and have a great option ready to go for a snack or light meal. Gather 1 15 oz can organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 cups quinoa 2 cups cherry tomatos, sliced in half 1 large bunch of parsley, tough stems removed and finely chopped 1 small red onion, diced Mustard-Tahini Dressing 1/2 cup…

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Sweet Potato Quinoa Soup w. White Beans & Spinach

March 11, 2014
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Gather 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 large sweet potato, or two smaller sweet potatoes, cut into 1/4 inch chunks 1 teaspoon thyme 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 1/2 cups cannellini beans 1/2 cup quinoa 4 cups spinach 6-8 cups vegetable stock Crushed red pepper flakes Salt and pepper to taste Method Heat the coconut oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for about 5-8 minutes,…

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Quinoa Salad w. Pears, Baby Spinach & Chick Peas in a Maple Vinaigrette Dressing

December 16, 2013
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Super healthy and hearty, quinoa is spectacularly versatile. This delicious salad from the Gluten-Free Goddess makes a nice light and flavorful dish ideal for lunches, picnics and potlucks. Gather 1 cup quinoa 2 good handfuls of baby spinach leaves 1 large ripe pear or apple, chopped 1/2 cup chilled chick peas 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley Handful of pan toasted pecans Handful of dried cranberries Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste Maple Vinaigrette Dressing 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive…

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