Bison Quinoa Meatballs with Sage and Chive

I was at Whole Foods recently for lunch, and I saw some bison meatballs at the buffet. I thought, "Oh, that's an interesting lunch idea," so I tried them. They were overcooked, dry, crusty (most likely reheated from the day before) and basically bland all around. When I got home I realized that I could … Continue reading Bison Quinoa Meatballs with Sage and Chive

Quinoa Salad with Arugula and Persian Cucumbers

Yes, another quinoa recipe. I just can't get enough of this delicious food! It's gluten-free, a complete protein, and contains fiber, magnesium, folate, zinc... the list goes on and on! I especially like quinoa for its versatility. You can make it into a sweet or savory dish, depending on your preference. It tastes great as … Continue reading Quinoa Salad with Arugula and Persian Cucumbers

Quinoa Bowl with Sweet Potato and Kale

Another delicious quinoa dish, that you can make on the weekends and save in batches for your lunches during the week! This dish is very versatile and saves really well. You can add additional vegetables or sauces to it if you like, and it gets even better. This is the base recipe option, so feel … Continue reading Quinoa Bowl with Sweet Potato and Kale

Quinoa with Broccoli and Butternut Squash

This dish came about because I had eaten all my lunch meals for the week early, as I ended up eating the same thing for lunch and dinner two days in row. When I came home on Wednesday night, I realized I didn't have any lunches to bring to work with me for Thursday and … Continue reading Quinoa with Broccoli and Butternut Squash

Quinoa, Sauteed Veggies and Walnuts

Yes, it's me with another quinoa dish, I just can't stop! Once I find a mixture or base dish that I really love, e.g. quinoa and sauteed mushrooms/onions, then building from that makes it so much easier. Of course, if you don't like mushrooms (or onions), you can always substitute for something else. The addition … Continue reading Quinoa, Sauteed Veggies and Walnuts

Quinoa Chickpea Burgers

Well, after 2 unsuccessful attempts at making vegan burgers, I finally mastered it! And I couldn't say what was the key ingredient, though I did learn that adding too many chunky vegetables in them will cause the burgers to fall apart easier. So for this, I will add some optional additions to the burgers, but … Continue reading Quinoa Chickpea Burgers

Quinoa, Baba Ganoush and Lemon Roasted Asparagus

It's still asparagus season, which means I'm still finding ways to incorporate it into my diet. One of the best tips for eating healthy, local, and organic is to eat seasonal foods. If you are a co-op or CSA member, you will get seasonal vegetables and fruit from your local farmer. This means weeks of … Continue reading Quinoa, Baba Ganoush and Lemon Roasted Asparagus

Quinoa bowl with Portobello, Kale and Sweet Potato

Ever since finding out that roasting portobello mushrooms with tamari sauce is basically the best thing ever, I've been on a huge portobello kick, roasting and mixing with all sorts of things. Of course, it was only a matter of time before I ended up adding them to one of my quinoa bowl mixtures, so...this … Continue reading Quinoa bowl with Portobello, Kale and Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato and Sauteed Kale Quinoa Bowl

People freak out about ‪vegan‬ meals all the time. "Where is the protein? Where is the calcium? Where's the vitamin D?" Guys, it's all right here, and much better sources for each of these necessary nutrients. ‪‎Quinoa is a huge source of protein, ‪along with kale and mushrooms. Also, avocado has protein, and even tomatoes have protein! … Continue reading Sweet Potato and Sauteed Kale Quinoa Bowl

Deconstructed Sushi Salad

Sushi is quite possibly one of the greatest dishes in the world. Whether it's vegan or with seafood, sushi just tastes so good! However, it is very expensive, and not that filling. Sushi can rack up a food bill upwards of $50.00 for two people, and that's just for the sushi alone. Making your own sushi … Continue reading Deconstructed Sushi Salad