All posts tagged: Quinoa

Kale Tabbouleh with Quinoa

Kale Tabbouleh with Quinoa

Fully of bright flavors, this kale tabbouleh is my new salad triumph. Made with just a few simple ingredients, it delivers lots of flavor and textures, and is well… simply GOOD. Super nutritious Tuscan lacinato kale is tossed together with fresh parley and mint, sweet cherry tomatoes, green onion and protein-packed, gluten-free quinoa instead of […]

Sumac Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes with Quinoa

Sumac Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes with Quinoa

What better way to celebrate the end of summertime than with a delicious quinoa salad with sumac roasted eggplant and cherry tomatoes. If you love eggplants, then this dish is for you. This Middle-Eastern influenced dish is seasoned with sumac — one of my favorite spices — one that closely resembles a lemon flavor. Take […]

Roasted Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Arugula Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Arugula Salad

This roasted sweet potato, quinoa and arugula salad is filling, fresh and simply delicious. It’s nourishing, sweet, crunchy and tangy combination of fluffy quinoa, tender roasted sweet potatoes, peppery arugula, fresh cilantro, crunchy seeds and deliciously sweet-sour pomegranate tossed in a brightly flavored citrus-honey dressing. Organic is the best choice for sweet potatoes Roasting has […]

Quinoa with Roasted Parsnips, Carrots and Chickpeas

Quinoa with Roasted Parsnips, Carrots and Chickpeas

Quinoa with roasted parsnips, carrots and love ’em like no tomorrow…chickpeas. Yep, that’s right, all roasted together! But really, this has been one of those midweek meals for when I need to convince myself that carrots are good and not just good for you. Again, here I go trying to hide carrots in food. The […]

Roasted Pumpkin and Quinoa Salad with Almonds

Roasted Pumpkin and Quinoa Salad with Almonds

So here it is, the first pumpkin dish of the season! And a simple recipe for a roasted pumpkin and quinoa salad. One packed with crunchy toasted almonds, richly flavored sun-dried tomatoes, fresh green onions and parsley. All of that tossed in a super-good-for-you dressing made with apple cider vinegar, olive oil and cumin. This […]

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Beets, Feta + Pine Nuts

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Beets, Feta + Pine Nuts

Two words to describe this quinoa salad with roasted beets — SUPER YUM! So here’s where the deliciousness starts…quinoa, who doesn’t love it? Second, we have roasted beets, two types — red beet and golden beet. Want to get fancy? Then go ahead and add a candy cane beet to the mix. Throw in some […]

Spinach Quinoa Salad with Feta and Herbs Rezept

Spinach Quinoa Salad with Feta and Herbs

So here it is. My new go-to weeknight power meal… Quick, easy, nutritious and delicious. A spinach quinoa salad packed with fresh herbs — parsley, dill and mint — plus original Greek feta, sweet summery cherry tomatoes (just enough to give it a pop of color and flavor), and roasted pine nuts. Take all of […]

Roasted Asparagus Salad that features roasted white asparagus, tossed with tender baby spinach in a creamy tahini dressing. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.

Roasted Asparagus Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

What you are looking at is a spinach and roasted asparagus salad tossed in a tasty lemon tahini dressing. Okay, for some this may sound like an odd combination, but it works. It really works! The inspiration from this salad stemmed from 1) a peek inside my fridge I remembered that I bought some first […]

Moroccan-Style Quinoa Salad with oranges, pomegranate, almonds, mint, parsley and capers. Vegan and Gluten-free

Moroccan-Style Quinoa Salad

Spices are used extensively in Moroccan food, meaning most Moroccan dishes call for a whole cupboard full of spices, which is why the list is long for the salad dressing. Count ’em. There’s 7 different spices. Though, just imagine, the celebrated Moroccan spice mixture ras el hanout is made up of 27 spices! So comparatively, […]

Lentil Quinoa Eggplant Salad Recipe, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Lentil Quinoa Eggplant Salad

Listen up aubergine-adverse. Here’s an eggplant recipe that fully disguises my favorite purple vegetable. A warm lentil quinoa eggplant salad. The secret is always in the sauce. The trick… peeled eggplant that is slow cooked in a tomato-y sauce with a little chili and cayenne until tender. Okay, of course I could recognise that there […]

Coconut roasted sweet potato and quinoa salad features crisp and tender roasted sweet potatoes, toasted cashews and a super flavorful, chili-lime dressing

Coconut Roasted Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

Coconut roasted sweet potatoes. Don’t you just love this time of year? Time to enjoy roasted vegetables of all kinds. And how about them sweet potatoes? Wedges is where it is at. The edges get a little crispy and browned and the centers remain soft and tender. So good! And it’s this simple: Baked sweet […]

Pear Quinoa Salad with Arugula & Roasted Hazelnuts, Parmesan, Orange Dressing

Pear Quinoa Salad with Arugula and Roasted Hazelnuts

Light and healthy this pear quinoa salad with arugula and roasted hazelnuts is not like your ordinary bunny food. Yes, of course it’s a salad, but it’s a salad that’s packed with nutrient-dense, plant-based protein. Yes, we can thank quinoa’s super abilities as a complete protein for that. Plus there’s some hazelnuts in the mix […]

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Rezept with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Pine Nuts, Basil, Parsley & Capers. Vegan and Gluten-free

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Capers

This Mediterranean quinoa salad features amazing flavors, including lots of fresh basil and parsley, sweet red onion, oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, capers , and pine nuts — all tossed together with a bright and sunny citrus dressing! It’s fresh, light, healthy and delicious — and you are going to love it, it’s summer in a bowl! […]

Healthy recipe for Coconut Edamame Quinoa Salad with cranberries, red pepper, cilantro, almonds, arugula, red onion

Coconut Edamame Quinoa Salad

Here’s the Coconut Edamame Quinoa Salad low down: we’ve got quinoa, a whole load of edamame, a wicked amount of unsweetened coconut flakes, plus cilantro, red onion, sweet red pepper, dried cranberries, crunchy toasted almonds and a couple generous handfuls of greens. Toss that all up with a tasty dressing with plenty of salt and […]

Asparagus and Fava Bean Quinoa Salad with Crispy Shallots and Prosciutto

Asparagus and Fava Bean Quinoa Salad

Along with a zingy dressing and a morsel of deliciously complex, and sophisticated prosciutto, this is a delicious asparagus and fava bean quinoa salad salad. Spanish serrano ham can also be used in its place. There are a few differences between Jamon Serrano, but it’s equally tasty. This spring salad can easily be served as […]

Lemony Cucumber Quinoa Salad with Feta, Parsley and Mint Herbs

Lemony Cucumber Quinoa Salad with Feta & Herbs

Keeping healthy when you are always on the go might sound like somewhat of an impossible task, but actually it is much easier than you think! This simple recipe for a lemony cucumber quinoa salad with feta, parsley and mint is perfect for anyone who loves putting together a quick lunch with fresh Mediterranean flavors. […]

Rutabaga Stew with Quinoa, Kale and Saffron

Rutabaga Stew with Quinoa & Saffron

The more I experiment with simple flavors, the more I realize how enjoyable it is to savor the fresh, intense flavors of fresh, locally harvested foods. As with every autumn, I welcome the arrival pumpkins and winter squash – two of my favorite things for fall soups – but I find myself particularly enamored with […]

Roasted sweet potato, pear and quinoa salad

Roasted Sweet Potato, Pear and Quinoa Salad

This is the perfect salad for anyone that loves sweet. The deep roasted flavors of sweet potatoes and pears are exactly that. Together with quinoa, they make for rich and flavorful salad that is healthy, packed with protein and fiber — and one that offers the distinct seasonal flavor of fall. For me, sweet potatoes […]

6 Principles of Clean Eating & Healthy Living, Market Vegetables, Grains and Fruit

6 Principles of Clean Eating & Healthy Living

Nowadays, with endless information and countless opinions, the concept of clean eating and trying to live healthily can be a little confusing. Here are my top six clean eating principles: 1Minimize or eliminate processed foods from your diet. These are foods that come in boxes, bags, cans or packages with long list of ingredients (such […]