Quinoa Salmon Cakes with Creamy Dijon Sauce

Quinoa Salmon Cakes

This recipe came about because I didn’t have my usual gluten-free crackers I needed to make my usual salmon patties one night. I did have some quinoa in my pantry though, so I decided to see how well that would work. Turns out, it worked great and we really enjoyed them. […]

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Thai-Inspired Quinoa

Thai-Inspired Quinoa

This quinoa recipe was my first experiment with using fish sauce in my cooking. I had debated over buying it for quite some time. The top recommended brand of several food bloggers is the Red Boat brand. It’s a minimally processed (extra virgin, first press) fish sauce from the Vietnam Island of Phu Quoc. The only two ingredients are fresh wild caught anchovy and sea salt. […]

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Italian Sausage Soup with Quinoa and Spinach

Italian Sausage Quinoa and Spinach Soup

The days are starting to get a little shorter, and it has cooled off slightly here in Texas. By slightly, I mean it’s ninety three degrees instead of one hundred and three. It’s amazing how much difference ten degrees can make. Even though it’s not quite soup season yet, I decided to make up a batch for dinner one night. I wanna be ready with plenty of new soup recipes for you guys this Fall and Winter. One of the best parts about this one is that it can be on your dinner table in thirty minutes! […]

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Spicy Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

Spicy Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

You see that salad in the picture above? Not going to lie, my husband and I ate the whole bowl in one sitting. The whole bowl. We both had seconds, then we (by we, I mean me) were like, well there’s only a drop left, so we may as well finish it. No point putting a drop back in the fridge, am I right? 🙂 […]

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Tomato and Jalapeno Quinoa

Tomato and Jalapeno Quinoa

There are some dishes that just get better after they sit overnight, and to me, this is one of those. My husband ate two servings the first day though, so apparently he liked it right away. 🙂 This makes a great side dish for five to six people, or could be a light main course for four. Just throw some grilled chicken on top, and you’ve got a full meal. […]

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Andouille Sausage and Quinoa Skillet

Andouille Sausage and Quinoa Skillet

If you have kids or someone that doesn’t like spicy things, you could substitute smoked sausage for the andouille. The cajun seasoning I used is one from Slap Ya Mama. Because the andouille sausage is already pretty spicy, I only used a 1/2 a teaspoon of cajun seasoning for this recipe. You may want to adjust this based on the heat level of the one you use. […]

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Chile Rellenos Breakfast Casserole

Chile Rellenos Breakfast Bake

Hey guys! I hope that you all had a happy Easter weekend! The weather put a damper on some activities around the DFW area on Sunday, but the weather on Saturday was just about as perfect as it could get. We hadn’t planned to go out for lunch, but the weather was just […]

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Quinoa Salad with Feta and Cilantro

Quinoa Salad with Feta and Cilantro

The temps have been in the mid-seventies this week, and that has me craving dishes like this one. Simple, light, healthy and delicious! Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) has quickly become one of my favorite ingredients to cook with. While commonly considered a grain, it is actually the seed of the goosefoot plant. Because it contains all of the essential amino acids, it is considered a complete protein. […]

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