Broccoli Casserole with Cheese and Quinoa

Broccoli, Cheese, Quinoa Casserol featured

OMG. Really you guys. This recipe is killer and destined to be in regular rotation here at our house. Pure gold. First of all, for the uninitiated, The Secret Recipe Club is a group of around 130 food bloggers, separated into four smaller blogging groups, each of which post at different times of the month. Every month, we’re each assigned a blog in our group to look through. We try a few recipes and chose one to post about. But all month, we keep our assignment a secret until ‘reveal day’. ...

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10 Ways to Enjoy Quinoa and Get Healthy This Summer!

10 quinoa dishes for summer from salads, casseroles, and patties to an apple crumble.

  Quinoa is an easy way to healthy up a dish. I keep a stash in the refrigerator and add it to salads, breads, wraps, and crumble toppings for an extra hit of protein and nutrients. Earlier this week, I did a round-up for Parade's Community Table of 10 of my favorite quinoa dishes that I make on a regular basis through the summer. Go check them out and pick at least one to make in the next week! If you're looking for a fool-proof recipe for cooking quinoa, here's my go-to recipe. Feel ...

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Mixed Grains Salad with Avocado, Black Beans and Grapes

Quinoa and millet salad with black beans and avocado, topped with nutritional yeast, and dressed with lime juice.

MIXED GRAINS SALAD WITH AVOCADO, BLACK BEANS, AND GRAPES Quick, healthy mixed grains salad of quinoa and millet tossed with black beans, avocado slices and grapes, dressed with lime juice and rice vinegar. It’s The Secret Recipe Club time again. For the uninitiated, we’re a group of around 130 food bloggers, separated into four smaller blogging groups. Every month, we’re each assigned a blog in our group to look through. We try a few recipes and chose one to post about. But all month long, ...

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Lemony Swiss Chard and Quinoa Saute with Fried Capers and Olives: #WeekdaySupper

Lemony Swiss Chard Quinoa sauté with fried capers and olives

Easy Swiss chard recipe -- sautéed with lemon, quinoa, capers, and olives. Perfect vegetarian main dish, or serve as a side dish to the meat eaters at the table. This may sound nuts, but after experimenting with recipes all day I often droop at the thought of making dinner. All I want is to sink into the sofa with a glass of wine, and have someone whip up something magical for me. My husband grills a mean steak, and his pork chops are absolutely perfect, but he's not at all interested in ...

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Vegan Quinoa-Black Bean Wraps & Hummus

Vegan wrap with quinoa, black beans, hummus, corn, and tomatoes.

#Secret Recipe Club: Vegan summer wrap of quinoa, black beans, hummus, corn, and tomatoes. Perfect for picnics or lunch on the go. It’s time again for our Secret Recipe Club  ’reveal day’. For the uninitiated, the Secret Recipe Club is a group of around 100 food bloggers, who are separated into four smaller blogging groups. Every month, we’re each assigned a blog in our group to look through. We try a few recipes and chose one to post about. But all month long, we keep our assignment a ...

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Quinoa Tabbouleh Stuffed Artichokes

Gluten-free, vegan dish of artichokes stuffed with tabbouleh made with quinoa, parsley, mint, and cucumber. To my mother, adventurous cooking meant scrupulously following a recipe in her dog-eared Mama Leone’s Italian Cookbook for veal scallopini. “It  involves cooking with real sherry,” she told us, feeling so 1960s hip. But most dinners in our house were a rotation of roast chicken, grilled steak, pasta, with an occasional stuffed pork chop. Really good food, but a bit ...

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Roasted Cauliflower Head with Quinoa Breadcrumbs

roasted cauliflower with quinoa breadcrumbs, vegetarian main dish

Crispy roasted cauliflower head over a pile of quinoa breadcrumbs, capers & kalamata olives, with a soft-boiled egg on the side. Cauliflower isn’t badass like Serrano peppers, who pack searing heat into long slender bodies. It’s not a vixen like salt, completely dominating dishes if mishandled, not letting other ingredients get a word in edgewise. Nope. Nor a superhero like quinoa, able to leap over tall lists of diseases in a single bound. Cauliflower is laid back mellow. Or so I ...

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Quinoa Crispies (with Truffle Salt)

Quinoa crispies

Cooked quinoa then baked until crispy. Great for salads or for a healthy snack. This isn't much of a recipe as recipes go. But it's a great little condiment to keep around to add to salads, pasta, almost anything really - even yogurt. You've heard of Rice Crispies, I imagine. These are Quinoa Crispies. I just roast cooked quinoa seeds until crispy and pour them into a jar. Feel free to lightly salt, or add truffle salt for a decadent tasting snack. Eaten alone, they almost taste like ...

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Broccoli Cheddar Casserole with Quinoa

Broccoli - Cheddar - Quinoa Casserole Tart The Wimpy Vegetarian

Healthy twist on the broccoli cheddar casserole childhood favorite with broccoli, cheddar cheese, Greek yogurt and quinoa. A couple of months ago, Chobani reached out and sent a case of plain Greek yogurt (large cartons!) to our home to try. We had to reorganize the refrigerator just to fit them in. But I was thrilled. I start every day with a bowl of yogurt, fruit, granola and chia seeds to power through the morning and early afternoon. I also add yogurt to soups like Persian Yogurt ...

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Swiss Chard-Quinoa Croquettes: #SundaySupper

make ahead, vegetarian main dish, swiss chard and quinoa croquettes

Healthy baked croquettes packed with Swiss chard, roasted tomatoes, ricotta, and quinoa. Busy lifestyles demand food that's easy to pull together. And since I went mostly vegetarian 18 months ago, I find that it's even more important to have veggie dishes handy, or some components already put together. For example, I try to have some containers of cooked beans in the refrigerator and freezer at all times. Ditto cooked grains. If ...

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Winter Squash & Pepper Quinoa Pilaf

Roasted Squash with Pomegranate and Pepitas Tossed in Quinoa : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Simple one-dish meal of roasted squash, late season peppers, and caramelized red onions, all tossed in orange scented quinoa.   Part of traveling for me is about the food. It’s such a satisfying window into the culture of a country or region, a direct link to its history, people, beliefs, and geography. Traveling to three different regions in Italy last month certainly gave me that view; but I can eat only so many ...

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Swiss Chard and Quinoa Gratin

Swiss Chard and Quinoa Gratin - slider

Gratin of swiss chard, ricotta and asiago cheeses and breadcrumbs make for a vegetarian comfort dish. What makes you sing? I’m not talking about pretending to be a rock star when your favorite tune comes on the radio; belting out lyrics while driving home from work. No, I mean when you suddenly realize that you’re humming something. Not a song, really, just humming because you’re completely at ease and happy with the ...

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