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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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Quinoa & Cauliflower Cakes w. Ramps

October 21, 2013
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Simple, healthy, whole food is anything but ordinary in Vegetarian Everyday by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl. The creators of the Green Kitchen Stories blog are known for their creative flavor combinations, gorgeous styling, and colorful photography. This is one of our family’s favorite recipes from the vibrant cookbook. The cakes can be served warm or enjoyed cold the next day. Gather 1 cup quinoa 1 2/3 cup cauliflower florets, from one medium head of cauliflower 6-8 ramps (or wild leeks), cleaned and coarsely chopped*…

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Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed w. Quinoa, Mushrooms & Herbs

October 2, 2012
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I could go on and on waxing poetic about Autumn. It’s my favorite season… curling up by a toasty fire, taking an evening stroll in the crisp outdoor air, sipping spiced hot drinks, and enjoying the season’s most festive foods like pumpkins, apples, and squash! I had a perfect opportunity to pick up some squash at the Harvest Festival last weekend but you can find it at your local farmer’s market or grocery store. I have made different variations of stuffed acorn…

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Crockpot Quinoa & Red Lentil Soup

June 28, 2012

This delicious crockpot soup recipe from Savvy Vegetarian is light and easily digested, yet satisfying and nutritious. My husband and toddler love it- it’s the perfect meal in a bowl and is even better the next day! Gather 1/2 cup quinoa 3/4 cup uncooked small red lentils 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 large carrots 2 stalks celery 1 small head cauliflower OR 2 medium potatoes or OR 1 medium zucchini OR 1 small butternut squash 1 bay leaf 2 inch piece…

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