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Spiced Quinoa Parfait + Tips for Choosing a Healthier Yogurt

By On February 28, 2017

Ya’ll. Have you tried using quinoa in place of granola in your yogurt parfaits? It’s so good! The chewy quinoa is a nice texture against the creamy yogurt. It’s also a great… Read More

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Recipe Box

Quinoa & Beet Salad with Feta

By On July 22, 2016

I’m definitely in “summer salad” mode – how about you? It’s so nice to have an already prepared salad to eat when you: a) want to bring lunch to work to avoid the… Read More

Kid friendly breakfast

PB&J Quinoa Oatmeal + How To Nutrify Your PB&J

By On December 11, 2014

Don’t you just love the comfort of a good ole PB&J? You’ve got to try it in bowl form one morning. It’s truly spectacular. PB & J’s are typically perceived as nothing… Read More

Diabetic Friendly

Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

By On April 21, 2014

With a plethora of leftover ingredients from a previous Native American-inspired meal (thanks to Colleen and her book club discussion), I myself was inspired to throw together this hearty salad. Using sweet… Read More


Overnight, No-Cook Power Breakfast

By On January 6, 2014

Some mornings I just HAVE to sleep in a little. Even if it’s just 45 more minutes. During my work week, I usually like to get out of bed around 6am, wake… Read More

How To Cook

Healthy Stir-fry with Quinoa {How To}

By On November 14, 2013

Stir-fry is definitely one of my go-to meals for something quick and tasty. It’s a relatively simple dish that is sure to satisfy. I like my stir-fry’s multicultural, so South American quinoa… Read More

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Lunch and Dinner

Stuffed Sweetpotato Skins

By On October 11, 2013

I received free samples of California Sweetpotatoes mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Sweetpotato Council and am eligible to win… Read More

Lunch and Dinner

Quinoa Salad In A Jar

By On August 21, 2013

The Recipe Redux strikes again! My last few posts have been dedicated to the Recipe Redux Avocado Contest, which has kept me happily busy in the kitchen creating things like chocolate pudding and… Read More


Maple Blueberry Fig Quinoa

By On July 29, 2013

A perfect alternative to oatmeal in the morning, quinoa covered with fruit, sprinkled with nuts and drizzled with pure maple syrup really starts my day off nicely. Simple. Delicious. Quick. Nutritious. This… Read More

Lunch and Dinner

Coconut-Chimichurri Orzo & Quinoa

By On July 18, 2013

Do you ever start cooking dinner and then realize you have a little bit of this grain left, a little bit of that pasta, some leftover sauce in the fridge…? I did… Read More