Tag: quinoa

Black Bean with Quinoa Burgers

I tried out this vegetarian black bean burger recipe the other night and it was pretty darn tasty.  My husband and I really dig bean burgers especially when we’re trying to eat lighter in the summer time.  The only thing I wish I had had on hand was whole wheat buns, they taste better with […]

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PB&Q: Pea, Beans and Quinoa Salad

I’m teaching myself to make more quinoa recipes for my family.  Quinoa is pretty tasty; it reminds me of rice, but it’s not a starch.  It’s a protein.  It can turn a simple side salad recipe into a light dinner. I pulled this light dinner recipe into existence with leftover black eye peas, black beans, […]

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Quinoa and Tomato Salad

This tangy quinoa salad could be prepared as a light meal for 3 or a side for 6.  It’s fresh and colorful and perfect for potluck occasions, too.  What really makes the salad rock is the use of fresh picked tomatoes and fresh squeezed lemon juice.  I’ve made other quinoa salad recipes with lemon juice […]

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Spinach and Quinoa Dinner

The first time I made this quinoa recipe, it was to be used for a stuffed bell peppers recipe.  My husband and I enjoyed the filling so much, we both agreed it was a meal on it own.  He said, “Next time, save yourself the trouble of broiling the peppers and just make the filling.” […]

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Broiled Red Bell Peppers Stuffed With Quinoa

This meatless recipe of red bell peppers stuffed with quinoa, spinach, onions, and carrots is absolutely dee-lish!  I wasn’t sure my husband was going to dig it.  It turned out, he totally grooved on it.  Said it was “fresh and fun”.  SCORE!!! OH! And I finally figured out the secret to making tasty quinoa that […]

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Cooking Fluffy Quinoa

For years, actually all my cooking life, I have followed the cooking directions on the packaging of rice.  Quinoa is not rice, but the directions on the package are pretty much the same; “Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, add grain, cover, simmer til liquid is absorbed…” The problem I’ve ALWAYS lived with […]

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Corn and Quinoa Salad with Lemony Mint Dressing

This incredibly fresh and scrumptious salad recipe comes out of the cookbook, DISHING UP MARYLAND by Lucie Snodgrass.  Each bite starts with a zippy lemon twang, which is mellowed by the hint of honey, then finishes with a mild, refreshing mint flavor.  The corn, onions and quinoa have a satisfying mouthfeel that keeps you scooping […]

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