Quinoa Pasta w. Asparagus, Spring Peas & Cherry Tomatoes

This delicious dish is perfect for Spring. It’s simple and easy to prepare, light yet satisfying, packed with healthy seasonal vegetables and best of all, kid-approved.

8 ounces quinoa pasta
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 pounds thin asparagus, trimmed and cut […]

By |March 15th, 2015|Food|0 Comments

California Citrus Salad w. Quinoa & Toasted Walnuts

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!

1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa
2 medium blood oranges
1 oro blanco grapefruit
1 avocado
2 cups […]

By |March 8th, 2015|Food|0 Comments

Spinach & Quinoa Patties in a Bowl

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 […]

By |January 1st, 2015|Food|0 Comments

Tofu Broccoli Quiche in a Quinoa Crust

This vegan and gluten-free “quiche” from Julie Morris’ Superfood Kitchen is perfect for Spring. Made with tofu and stuffed with broccoli, it is a very healthy dish so I added a few additional ingredients which are listed below as optional. Served with hot sauce for […]

By |June 2nd, 2014|Food|0 Comments

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

A new go-to dish— easy enough to prepare while juggling a toddler and newborn, packed with nutrient-dense ingredients, satisfying and delicious!

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 […]

By |April 11th, 2014|Food|0 Comments

Chickpea & Quinoa Salad w. Mustard-Tahini Dressing

Quinoa salads are so easy to prepare. 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 […]

By |March 24th, 2014|Food|0 Comments

Sweet Potato Quinoa Soup w. White Beans & Spinach


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 […]

By |March 11th, 2014|Food|0 Comments

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

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.

1 cup quinoa
2 good handfuls of baby spinach leaves
1 large ripe pear or apple, chopped
1/2 cup chilled chick […]

By |December 16th, 2013|Food|0 Comments

Quinoa & Cauliflower Cakes w. Ramps

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. […]

By |October 21st, 2013|Food|0 Comments

Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed w. Quinoa, Mushrooms & Herbs

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 […]

By |October 2nd, 2012|Food|0 Comments