Tag Archive: quinoa

Mar 21

Mexican Quinoa & Sweet Potato Casserole

Mexican Quinoa & Sweet Potato Casserole

New kitchen methods fascinate me.   The stranger the learning, the better! This week’s ingredients aren’t necessarily strange, but the way I cooked it was strange to me.  It’s a quinoa casserole… but you don’t have to cook the quinoa first!  Perfect for the lazy chef.  Like me. For some reason I have a mental …

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Aug 30

Strange But Good: Cinnamon Toasted Quinoa and PB Eggs

Start your day out toasted.   I crack myself up. When I prep food I usually end up double-cooking it.  You get the groundwork done during your Sunday meal prep, but to keep it tasting fresh and crispy I pop it back in the oven before you eat.  Oven, not microwave. Double-roasted is my favorite …

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Aug 29

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Quinoa is one of the easiest things I never make.   Maybe it’s not strange enough? After complaining about the lack of fresh tabbouleh available in restaurants, it was brought to my attention that I could just make my own.  Thank you, Captain Obvious. Traditional tabbouleh uses bulgur, but I’m not traditional.  I use quinoa …

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Jan 18

Strange But Good Mornings

Strange doesn’t wait for 5 o’clock!   Neither does my mother… she’s in Mexico! ;)  Remember Kat’s “Amazing Kitchen Mistakes” post?  We’ve been on the same wave-length eating similarly, so I apparently am also making happy accidents. Have you ever under estimated how much is left in a bottle?  I thought there was just a …

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Jun 28

Cherry-Balsamic Chickpea Salad

Those who eat a (mostly) plant-based diet are often asked about protein. Those who eat a Whole Foods-based diet are no strangers to $100+ weekly grocery bills.   As someone who is into lifting weights, I am especially conscious of how much protein I get on a daily basis (click here for more).   While I …

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