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One Pan Mexican Quinoa

By Fredrica Syren a.k.a Green mom: Quinoa is one of those foods I find to be most misunderstood. People either don’t know how to eat it or how to cook it. I love quinoa, and we eat it at least once a week. Native to South America, it is a …

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Quinoa, the Mother Grain

By Dawna Matthews: My family traveled frequently to South America, so I was introduced to numerous unique cultural foods. One of these was quinoa. At first I couldn’t even pronounce it (keen-wah), let alone spell it. Used like rice, it seemed to be pretty simple but filling. As it turns …

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Beet Quinoa Risotto

! found beautiful beets at the farmers market today and make old favorite beet risotto with quinoa instead of rice. I love this risotto because it’s very slightly sweet and so pretty pink from the beets. I dish that makes me happy. 1 tbs canola oil 1 cup quinoa 2 …

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Sweet potato and quinoa cakes

When I was out walking the other day I walked passed a new restaurant. I did a quick glans at their menu and my caught a dish with sweet potato and quinoa cakes. It sounded so wonderful that I made me go home and start thinking about a recipe for …

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Pineapple Fried Quinoa

James and Bella came home with a pineapple they bought at Whole Foods and I was trying to come up with a way to cook with it. I also had leftover quinoa and in the past when I had leftover rice I would always make fried rice so now my …

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Quinoa and strawberry Tabouleh

My mint and basil in the garden has been growing really well so I wanted to in cooperate that in a dish and I choose to make Tabouleh which is an Arab dish traditionally made with bulgur and tons of herbs. I choose to make it with quinoa and used …

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Quinoa Pizza Balls

Today my husband stated “super bowl is over so now I can cancel cable”. We’ve been talking for months to stop cable and only use the TV for movies so I was happy it’s finally happening. It’s such relief not having TV and watching reruns and other crappy things that …

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Baked quinoa stuffed acorn squash

At the farmers market I found one large acorn squash which I used for last nights dinner. I made baked quinoa stuffed acorn squash and it was a huge hit with Noah but then again he has not met to many foods he does not like:)  One large acorn squash …

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Slow cooked super food porridge

I mainly use my crock pot to cook beans in since they take a fair amount of time to cook and this way I can leave house while they cook. But yesterday I decided to try something new and make porridge in the crock pot so there would be warm …

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Quinoa Pilaf with yams

Today I braved the masses and went to the mall. I had no choice and off course it ended up being super crowded because Santa was there and so was a million kids, all dressed up and ready or not to have their picture taken with him. I was pretty …

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