Sun-dried Tomato and Feta Quinoa Cakes

I love quinoa in any shape or form. Well, except in breakfast cereal and bars (do you have good recipe?! Please share). Quinoa makes amazing side dish, salad or a casserole (my favourite). It is new superfood and for a good reason – full of protein, complex carbs and high in soluble fiber. And it cooks in 12 minutes versus 45 minutes like brown rice does. Quinoa can be pricey if bought in small packages. That’s why I always buy TruRoots 4lb bag of quinoa at Costco. Making quinoa cakes…
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Fall Quinoa Salad

Yesterday I went to my local farmers market and got lots of apples. Today was cooking and photo day for my new eBook – 30 Clean Dinners that comes out on January 5, 2014. Obviously, it was a daycare day for Adam. Amongst total kitchen chaos and my 2 month old broken dishwasher (again), I thought of my neighbours, and all of us of course. Our American friends celebrate Thanksgiving next week and I thought this fall quinoa salad with apples, cranberries, pecans & maple basil dressing would be perfect…
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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Recipe

Bob’s Red Mill was generous enough to offer 3 lucky winners a set of 5 whole grains. They were generous enough to supply me one too. Of course, I put quinoa to good use right away and made Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Recipe. When I combine feta, olives and red onion together, I think of a Mediterranean right away. Although I’ve never been. It’s on my “when-kids-grow-up-and-I-have-money” list. Ha, why can’t I have a dream?! Anyways. Add Ukrainian staple veggies like tomato, cucumber and bell peppers (summer meals in…
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Chili Chicken, Kale and Quinoa Casserole

Last night was a hot tub, wine and staring at the stars kind of night. Last night was here-is-your-child-daddy, as soon as Alex walked in the door kind of night. It was time to shut off, for me. I honestly had no idea 2nd kid makes a difference in life. LOL, he did! Fitness, healthy eating a.k.a cheeseburger quinoa casserole, and those nights like yesterday keep me sane, while I’m fully enjoying the ride on a roller coaster of the sweetest years with my kids. Really?! These are…
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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Stew with Chicken

OMG, guys, this slow cooker pumpkin stew is phenomenal! Although it might be hard to tell what’s in my pumpkin stew, even if you stare at it for 20 minutes, it is awesome. Sweet, savoury and cozy pumpkin stew with chicken, quinoa, sweet potatoes and artichokes. So perfect for cool days that are not so cool, just like the quinoa stew,  ground turkey stew and healthy pumpkin soup are. And drumroll, soccer and fit moms…It is cooking itself in your slow cooker and requires no pre-cooking. You don’t even need to mess…
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Black Bean Quinoa Casserole

To me, an obvious healthy food enthusiast, there is nothing better than making a healthy dinner with fresh vegetables and herbs on a summer day. And this black bean quinoa casserole is perfect for that. Its flavours scream summer: black beans, corn, bell peppers, cilantro, scallions and coconut milk. A hybrid of modern Mexican and Thai cuisines. Makes a perfect easy, healthy, vegetarian and gluten free dinner!

Lemon Quinoa Salad

Another quinoa recipe. Yes, I’m on a quinoa roll this week. I already made cilantro lime quinoa salad, now this lemon quinoa salad. Can’t help it. It just happens! I keep making quinoa. But wait, it gets even better! I made it actually 3 times. And that’s between Tuesday and Wednesday, so in 2 days. I was out of lime and avocado to make cilantro lime kind but already had cooked quinoa. I opened my fridge and it happened – lemon quinoa salad with sliced cherry tomatoes, crumbled…
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Cilantro Lime Quinoa Salad

Quinoa salad with cherry tomatoes, fresh cucumber and ripe avocado…drizzled with freshly squeezed lime juice and sprinkled with freshly chopped cilantro. Screams summer in January to me! One of my favourite quinoa recipes of all times from the kitchen of iFOODreal. As always easy, quick & healthy.