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recipes, salads

Roasted Carrot, Kale & Quinoa Salad + The Trick To Making Raw Kale Edible

This was the fall roasted carrot, kale and quinoa salad I made for Potluck in the Park last week, which BTW was such a blast. So many friends and friends of friends came with the BEST food. There were kids everywhere playing and it was so fun seeing everyone hanging out, eating on picnic blankets… Continue reading Roasted Carrot, Kale & Quinoa Salad + The Trick To Making Raw Kale Edible

recipes, salads

Spring Quinoa Salad and the Four-Hour Vacation

I decided something a few weeks ago. "Nothing" deserves a much higher place on my priority list. Recently we were given a rare gift - an extra weekend day, with no set plans and nowhere to go. Sure, the ever growing to-do list was still there. But the hubs and I decided to set it aside, pack a picnic and a… Continue reading Spring Quinoa Salad and the Four-Hour Vacation

mains, recipes

butternut squash + kale + white beans + quinoa

Things I will miss about winter: 1. My UGG boots 2. Using the excuse "It's too cold" to do nothing but curl up and watch Bravo 3. Meals like this.... I'm coming to terms with the fact that this will likely be my last bite of butternut squash for awhile, which makes me a little… Continue reading butternut squash + kale + white beans + quinoa

recipes, sides

Cranberry Apple Quinoa Stuffing

A new favorite at Thanksgiving this year was a gluten-free cornbread stuffing with cranberries and apples that came from the Gluten-Free Goddess (Thank you, Karina!). I thought the flavor combo was just too delicious to be reserved for only special occasions, so I tried making it a little simpler for something more weeknight appropriate and… Continue reading Cranberry Apple Quinoa Stuffing

mains, recipes

Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash

One of my favorite things about fall is its iconic vegetables. I love all those funny-looking squashes and pumpkins that pop up in the store come September. They can be a little intimidating, but don't let their thick-skinned tough exterior fool you. They're all just softies on the inside. Winter squashes are starchy like potatoes… Continue reading Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash

breakfast, recipes

Breakfast Grain Bowl

I made this raspberry walnut quinoa-meal a few weeks ago for breakfast and since then it’s all I’ve wanted for breakfast. I've tried it several ways now reheating leftover quinoa with a little almond milk over the stove or in the microwave and then adding whatever is around that sounds good. I'll add berries if… Continue reading Breakfast Grain Bowl


Butternut Squash Quinoa “Tastes Like Christmas” Stew

Food & Wine's recipe calls for couscous, but all I had was quinoa. I'd never cooked quinoa (sounds like key-NO-waa) before so why not try? It cooks like a grain, but it's really a seed. Raw, it definitely looks like seeds. Bird seed, as Ashley put it. Cooked, it's quite good though, and pretty funny looking.... There… Continue reading Butternut Squash Quinoa “Tastes Like Christmas” Stew