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 aka quinoa casseroles 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 the…
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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.:) 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 a cutting board with chicken. No sautéing. And you can…
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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!

Ground Turkey Quinoa Casserole with Spinach

Some of my favourite casseroles are made with quinoa: Tex Mex black bean quinoa casserole, spinach artichoke quinoa casserole and spinach chicken quinoa casserole. Quinoa is a new queen of healthy whole grains, full of complete protein and contains all essential amino acids. Treat it like rice but quinoa is even better. Has a nutty taste with a crunchy texture, fills you up with good quality calories and helps the weight loss. Real food at its best! And hey, if you have lots of leftover quinoa from last night’s…
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Pina Colada Quinoa Protein Muffins Recipe

Follow my blog with Bloglovin These muffins are a result of a desire to make pina colada cupcakes with coconut frosting and shaved coconut flakes on top, an effort to keep up with the grain and flour free desserts trend and a curiosity of what happens if you add quinoa to muffins. Somewhere down the road came along protein. Shocking?! I know.

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.