Yes, please!

ALMOND QUINOA PROTEIN GRANOLA BALLS I do love my No Bake Protein Cookies…yes, I do.  But, for some people (and I can’t believe I’m saying this out loud) chocolate isn’t wanted.  These are full of good-for-you carbs and not too sweet. These are prefect for mid-afternoon cravings and have enough protein to hold you over…

Could it look more healthy?!

QUINOA CORN EDAMAME SALAD It is no secret that I love quinoa and eat it every chance I get!  This salad is a re-make and a new favorite of mine – very light, summery, and fresh.  The original had barley, but quinoa is so…NOW!  I also cut the amount of corn in half, and added…

How I do love you…!

QUINOA PUDDING Well, well!  I’ve been thinking about trying to do this for a long time and have found a new favorite!  Made with quinoa, this dish has a nuttiness and a little more “chew” than traditional rice pudding where the rice gets very soft.   I’ve given a simple vanilla recipe here, but made…

Blast from the past…with a new twist

BROCCOLI-QUINOA CASSEROLE  You remember this dish… from every church pot luck, community cookbook, and Gramma’s table.  Yes, THAT broccoli-rice casserole.  Bubbly, cheesy, rich, and so very good.  Old-fashioned comfort food, personified. Since I love using quinoa in everything calling for rice (less starchy, more protein) I thought I’d give it a try in this one….

Love That Quinoa Burger!

QUINOA BURGER So yummy!  If you want a change of pace that’s meat-free, yet full of protein, fiber, and very filling…this might be for you. I like it with Tzatziki on top (my recipe is in this post), or  a little “fry sauce” (what some drive-ins call that wonderful mayo/ketchup combo), and with a thick…

Could we get more refreshing?!

QUINOA-GRAPEFRUIT-CUCUMBER SALAD I saw the inspiration for this on another blog and had to make it.  All the flavors sounded so beautiful together, and they are! This is a light, summery salad, full of good-for-you carbs and protein from the quinoa.  With a slightly spicy dressing and undertones of fresh mint…what’s not to love?  …

Just another turkey chili…or is it?

TURKEY QUINOA CHILI It’s not the same old, same old!  The addition of nutty, nutrient-rich quinoa, not only stretches the meat, in a budget-conscience time but spikes the protein grams, as well.   Add that to the zucchini, sweet orange bell pepper, and two kinds of beans ……it equals loads of flavor! Filling and hearty,…

Wonder Seed…Quinoa!

        Good carbs!  From a seed that also gives you lots of protein.  If you haven’t tried this, DO.  It’s super easy to cook – just like long-grain rice – and can be used anywhere you use that.  FAB. Vary the veggies and seasoning you put in this salad…add in some diced…