Chicken Quinoa Bowls with Mango and Black Beans

Chicken quinoa bowls with quinoa, kale, chili chicken, mango, black beans, cilantro, jalapeños and creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing. Customizable to each family member’s preference which is perfect for any family, especially with kids (haha, we all can talk about this one for hours).

Broccoli Quinoa Salad

Broccoli quinoa salad and…school is out and hockey season is over! On Wednesday I slept in until 8:45 am which I haven’t done in years. Plus my oldest one went camping with a friend for 3 days and let me tell you having 1 child is a joke! OMG, it is so quiet and peaceful. I leisurely stroll around the house with a cup of coffee. I don’t have to drive anywhere and there is no pressure of a schedule. Plus I had great one on one time…
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88 Superfood Salad Recipes

I LOVE salads! Everyone who knows me in person knows that. I always get asked to bring salads to any gathering. You should love salads too – often cheap, fridge cleaning and waist friendly (if you don’t add a cup of mayo or ranch dressing). This post was so much fun as I don’t remember last time I got to sit on a couch, browse recipes, look at pretty food and just copy paste titles and links all day long. I have included only healthy superfood salad recipes for…
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Quinoa Falafel

Quinoa falafel means baked instead of fried and let me tell you that quinoa in falafel goes AMAZING with chickpeas – texture, colour and nutrients wise. No need for egg or chilling the mixture before baking; falafels stay together like a charm! Sprayed with cooking spray they form nice golden crust on the outside (convection oven helps) revealing soft and moist inside through those sexy crinkles when lightly pressed. This quinoa falafel was approved by my husband who lived in the Middle East for years. He said it tasted a bit different…
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Quinoa Vegetable Soup

I thought I would share my go-to Russian soup recipe with you. It is super simple and tasty. Fills you up a cheap way – with liquids. Of course, some croutons, tortilla chips or cheese would make it even more delicious but I kept this quinoa vegetable soup vegan for health reasons! Animal products should be enjoyed in moderation and we need to eat more vegetables. I didn’t calculate nutritional info because frankly the pot was so huge, measuring it would take 10 minutes.:) Just enjoy wholesome food,…
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Quinoa Stew with Beef

I grew up with grandma’s steaming bowl of stew that would make my fingers sticky and smell like garlic. My husband grew up with the same stew on another side of the continent, 9,000 kms away. It tells me beef stew was an Eastern European traditional dish that fills your house and clothes with a stew smell. The same sweet smell of onions crawls from a neighbours’ house into my garage every morning I open it to take kids to school. I know exactly when grandma is cooking dinner. I find many…
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Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Casserole

I love quinoa casserole because it is quick. If you are trying to eat less meat, this recipe along with black bean quinoa casserole is for you. This spinach artichoke casserole is hearty, filling and full of flavours. I used an entire box of pre-washed baby spinach – my favourite, I truly love the convenience of washed organic greens. Spinach shrinks a lot, so don’t be scared by the amount this recipe calls for. I have a hard time finding frozen or marinated in water artichoke hearts. They are always packed in oil…
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Overnight Superfoods Oatmeal Parfait

Although I do not commute to work, I love waking up to already made breakfast. No, Alex doesn’t cook me breakfasts, they cook themselves in the fridge or in the oven the night before. My cooking inspiration is just not there until about 10 AM. And when eating clean, preparation is key for breakfast and snacks. I have already tried vanilla chia pudding and overnight oats. I have also tested awesome overnight breakfast quinoa which I will share soon. This week we are eating these overnight parfaits made…
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Brown Rice and Quinoa Salad with Sweet Chili Sauce

This Thai flavoured brown rice and quinoa salad is inspired by a grocery store salad, believe it or not, that I grabbed around Christmas time when my son had a hockey tournament all day. I was frankly impressed although I have no idea what were the dressing ingredients and thank goodness most of it drained to the bottom of the container. But it was super delicious and I have created my better version we have been eating for a few weeks now. This is the salad that keeps…
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Quinoa Stuffing

If you are like me and prefer to make a turkey stuffing on a side, this recipe is for you. On Thanksgiving I tried to stuff turkey with uncooked quinoa, dried cranberries and celery in hopes the stuffing would come out like this. Well, the turkey was awesome and the stuffing sucked! So, I decided to take it to a stove top and this time it got an Oscar. I’m bringing this quinoa cranberry stuffing, my Easy Parmesan Mushrooms and a salad for a Christmas dinner with friends. I…
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