sometimes little one thinks she is eating turkey when it’s chicken. although i don’t know if i really can tell the difference, i figured i’d make little one something with turkey this week so i picked up some ground turkey and found a turkey meatloaf recipe … but … i misread the instructions … and ended up with sloppy joe! Continue reading “recipe: turkey and quinoa sloppy joe”
decided to make this recipe today since i wanted to make soup. the original recipe used a slow cooker but i wanted it to cook it faster so i used my pressure cooker in the soup setting instead. Continue reading “recipe: sweet potato, chicken, and quinoa soup”
i picked up some black beans recently and went online to find a fun dish and this was it! packed with protein, vegetables and omegas. yum!
since i was also making an avocado crab salsa, i thought the flavors would work really well together so i mixed ’em up. YUMMY!
- 1 medium saucepan
- 1 2qt baking dish
- baking dish cover – or – aluminum foil
i am a big fan of stuffed peppers so when i saw this recipe it was a no brainer – i had to try it and it was awesome! cooking tools small saucepan large saucepan loaf pan for 3 peppers or … Continue reading recipe: quinoa stuffed peppers
to go with my healthier nuggets, i found this herbed quinoa and mango salad recipe while browsing new cookbooks.
this recipe was similar to the herbed quinoa recipe from giada that i made around two years ago. the main difference, it adds a little sweetness with mango.
in addition, i added a hot long green chili pepper instead of the mild long red chili pepper to bump up the spice. yum!
- 8 ounces quinoa
- 2 cups organic low sodium vegetable stock
- 1 mango
- 1 cup pine nuts – or –
1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup handful fresh basil, roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
- 1 mild long fresh red chilli, seeded and chopped – or –
1 hot long fresh green chilli pepper, seeded and minced
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
Preparation Continue reading “herbed quinoa and mango salad”
sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and basil – it’s the flavors of a pizza without the dough! the flavors with orzo and quinoa is really great. it’s a tasty and aromatic. yum! for cheese lovers, you can add 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese when you add the basil but for the lactose intolerant, you can skip it. i really enjoyed it without the cheese. give this a try! Ingredients 10 sun-dried tomatoes, packed in olive oil finely chopped 2 tablespoons from the sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil 3/4 cup quinoa, thoroughly rinsed 1-1/4 cups orzo 3 large cloves garlic, minced 3 cups low sodium vegetable … Continue reading speckled quinoa and orzo
as i have been paying more attention to foods that are good for you, i’ve heard quinoa a few times. since i never tried it, much less heard of it, i did some research: it is related to spinach and beets; primarily grown for its edible seeds; high in protein and iron; and a good source of dietary fiber. so, here’s a simple recipe with quinoa and herbs. this recipe is similar to the herbed bulgur-lentil pilaf i made recently. since i enjoyed that, i wanted to give this recipe a try also. like rice and pasta, quinoa absorbs flavors … Continue reading herbed quinoa
after enjoying my tofu and tomato wrap with avocado pesto, i was inspired to create another. Continue reading “no cook recipe: mango salsa wrap with avocado pesto”
ever since i saw the two words “avocado” + “pesto” together when i looking at Buzzfeed’s list of “Healthiest … Recipes to Save for Later“, i knew i had to try it. Continue reading “no cook recipe: tomato and tofu wrap with avocado pesto”
i had an extra eggplant lying around so i looked for inspiration online and found this list: 17 Delicious Eggplant Recipes That Everyone Will Love on Serious Eats. the one that called out to me today was this spicy one with shrimp. Continue reading
another dish in the Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat family: Dal Bukhara / Black Gram Lentils Curry.
if you asked me a few years ago to eat lentils, i’d say “no thank you!” but since i’ve been cooking for k, and i see how much she likes it, i have been more receptive to foods i previously avoided.
so, with a package of Dal Bukhara, some grain – today i made a huge put of millet so that is the grain for the day – and lots of vegetables: asparagus, bell peppers, tomatoes and spinach! i am SO full!
another Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat package i picked up: Rajma Masala / Red Kidney Beans Curry. i’m more familiar and prefer to eat / cook with chick peas or black beans so i’m happy to try the other beans when it already has been flavored and indian curry is a wonderful choice!
as with the other Kitchens of India Just Heat and Eat package, dilute it with a few cups of water and add a lot more vegetables, thereby creating feast! indian food is usually paired with rice but as in my previous post, i had discovered adding quinoa or millet is equally wonderful. enjoy!
Continue reading “quick and delicious: Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat – Rajma Masala”