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Golden Quinoa Muffins

22 Mar

I have a couple bags of quinoa in the cabinet, and I never know what to do with the stuff. I’ve made quinoa with mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and kale and it was really good, but I really wasn’t in the mood for that. So I was looking at the package and noticed a recipe for these muffins. Since I had most of the ingredients and for the rest I had reasonable facsimiles, I decided to try them out.

These muffins are not too sweet, so once you get over the initial surprise of that, they are quite tasty. Max liked them, but Jasper was a little iffy. So maybe the preschooler set isn’t the right demographic for these, but an older kid or a grownup will enjoy them.


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Broiled Salmon Salad with Inca Red Quinoa

12 Dec

With the holidays all around us, I have been finding it difficult to fit in proper meals – especially when people bring cookies, cakes, and candies to work.  The rushing around with the holiday shopping and having to go to Target for the billionth time of the day doesn’t help either.  Lately, sadly, I have only been able to squeeze in one meal a day.  Last week I told myself I was going to eat something healthy and the goal was: quick, easy and delicious.  I came up with this (it’s probably the healthiest meal I’ve had since Thanksgiving):

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Quinoa with Mushrooms, Sweet Potato, and Kale

10 Oct

In my quest for more vegetarian meals, I finally purchased a bunch of kale! I never had made anything with kale before, but a few weeks ago, my sister sent me a recipe that she loved and I wanted to try it out.

It was actually really easy. It was mostly chopping and cleaning the veggies and boiling the quinoa. To prepare the kale, you’ll need to tear leaves off the stem and either tear or chop the kale in small pieces. I threw my kale into the salad spinner and washed it really well with cool water. In all I probably rinsed and spun it 5-6 times. You’ll want to be sure any loose dirt is cleaned off and there are no tiny bugs in there!


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