Lemon Herb Quinoa with Spring Peas and Basil

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I have made this quinoa dish several times now, always serving it with chicken dishes (we eat a lot of chicken in our house). The original recipe calls for adding 1/4 cup of shelled hemp seeds. To date, I have not found hemp seeds in any of the markets in which I shop, so I […]

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Asian Quinoa Salad

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There’s nothing like a good quinoa dish and this is one that’s quick enough to make on a weekday evening.  The part of the recipe that takes the longest is chopping the vegetables.  The quinoa itself cooks quickly, and you can whisk the dressing together in a flash.

I thought this was delicious.  I love Asian […]

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Crispy Quinoa Sliders

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These are perfect for a meatless Monday dinner. You can serve these on buns just like you’d serve a hamburger, with all the classic condiments – lettuce, tomato, ketchup, mayonnaise, etc. You can also serve them as a side dish if you’re not having a meatless meal. I ate mine without a bun and with […]

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Quinoa Mac and Cheese

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I wish I had a perpetual stash of these in my refrigerator. I’ve been eating them for lunch for the past couple of days and I truly think I could eat them every day without getting sick of them. They microwave well, they’re healthy, and nicely filling. I put some smoked mozzarella in mine, and […]

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Pinto Bean and Quinoa Sloppy Joes

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In my continued quest to find meals other than PB&J that my vegetarian son will eat, I came across this recipe for vegetarian Sloppy Joes.    I have very fond memories of eating them for lunch in my elementary school cafeteria.  Sloppy Joe day was one of my favorites.

These vegetarian Sloppy Joes are nothing like the […]

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Quinoa Cakes

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I bought a giant bag of quinoa from Costco about a month ago which we have been working our way through. When our friends from Atlanta came to visit, they brought us another bag, so I have a lot of quinoa to cook. My husband and I love it, and I’m trying desperately to find […]

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Quinoa and Avocado Salad with Dried Fruit, Toasted Almonds, and Lemon-Cumin Vinaigrette

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I think I’m going to have to get a better picture of this dish.  I made it the other night when we had some friends over for dinner.   It’s a terrific combination of flavors and textures.   The avocado is smooth and creamy (if it’s ripe), the nuts are crunchy and the fruit chewy.

Here are my […]

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Quinoa with Cilantro, Mint and Lime

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Fresh cilantro, mint and lime have to be three of my favorite summer flavors. Add them to quinoa and they make a tasty side-dish. At least I think so. I can’t say my family agreed.

When I served this the other night, I expected that my husband and I would be the only ones to eat […]

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Chipotle Quinoa with Corn and Black Beans

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Ok, I think I’ve posted enough sweet recipes lately. Time for a change.

I’m on a quinoa kick these days.   I found that Trader Joe’s sells a great bag of tri-color quinoa and I’ve found all kinds of things to do with it.  This recipe is my current favorite.   My husband likes it so much that […]

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Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

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I had dinner with three friends from college the other night and two of them are staunch vegetarians. One is bordering on becoming vegan. She’s vegan for Lent, so we all met in Greenwich Village at a vegan restaurant called Blossom Cafe. I read the menu online before heading downtown and I have to say […]

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