Posts tagged ‘quinoa’

September 5th, 2012

Kale Salad with Parmesan, Cranberry and Pine Nuts

by Lauren

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Remember when I was ecstatic about summer? I once was over the moon, over joyed, and absolutely smitten with the idea of summer.

I changed my mind. I’m over it. All the fans are sold out and I live in a sauna.  I’ll miss fresh basil but other than that, I’m totally ready for Fall.

Big, juicy, apple pies. Seeing my breath in the morning. Cozy sweaters. Colorful leaves. Boots (Boots!). Pumpkin. Casseroles. I’m ready!

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August 21st, 2012

Sesame-Ginger & Sriracha Vegetables with Tofu

by Chrissy

People of the world, spice up your life… by adding some Sriracha to a zesty asian-style vegetarian dish.

Confession: I saw Victoria Beckham on a commercial on TV just once today and now I have Spice Girls stuck in my head. On repeat.

So, I might have added an extra squeeze of Sriracha to my plate of sesame-gingered veggies and tofu, just give my mind and my humming a break. Now my mouth is on fire and that’s all … Read more...

July 2nd, 2012

Red, White & Blue Quinoa Fruit Salad with Vanilla Honey Vinaigrette

by Chrissy

Sometimes you need a little something sweet on your plate to complement your favorite BBQ foods.

This is one of those types of sweet sides.

Here are a few reasons why you should make this for your 4th of July  or Summer BBQing festivities:

1. Quinoa salads are taking America (aka ‘Merica) by storm and you would be silly to leave this type of dish out of your party food line-up.

2. Everybody loves fresh berries. That is a … Read more...

June 20th, 2012

Lemon & Kale Quinoa Salad

by Lauren

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Well, it’s safe to say I ate enough food tonight to feed a band of ravenous gorillas. The Taste of Little Italy gets me every time.

I sit here in sheer bliss after all the delectable food, but also sheer misery, as my stomach fights back because of all the food I pushed into it.

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It’s actually very hard to look at pictures of more food right now due to my mass consumption this evening.

Not one thing I ate … Read more...

June 19th, 2012

Apricot Orange Quinoa Muffins

by Chrissy


These little muffin bites pack a good portion of protein, fiber and flavor for breakfast on the go or a much needed snack throughout the day!

The texture isn’t something like your normal muffin. They aren’t fluffy and cakey, but rather dense and…moist…Ok I hate using the word moist, but then again who doesn’t? It’s just one of those words that sounds terrible but is a definite necessity to the English dictionary when it comes to good food.

Annnyyyways…let’s get … Read more...