Mexican Quinoa Taco Bake

By Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Ugghhh we're getting into bad food photography season. I mean, I realize I don't HAVE to post bad photos. And I also realize I sometimes do anyway. But fewer daylight hours make my life much more challenging when it comes to shooting recipes for the blog. You see, there is no substitute for natural light. Sure, ...

Shrimp & Quinoa Skillet Casserole

By Wednesday, April 9, 2014

I love love love love LOVE this meal! Yeah, that's a lot of loves, but I really really do. I want to eat it EVERY DAY. Along with perogies and popcorn and buffalo chicken dip. And noodles. These are a few of my favourite things. Most people think I plan all my meals way ahead. Which is generally ...

BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad

By Wednesday, February 12, 2014

There's a LOT going on in this wicked salad. Flavours galore. I’ve added this to my ever-growing list of delicious quinoa salads, including my Go-To Quinoa Salad and my Chipotle Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad. Actually, for a complete list of all my quinoa recipes, click here. I made this for lunch for my parents ...

Asian Mandarin Quinoa Bowl

By Friday, August 16, 2013

Yeah... it looks as good as it tastes. Forget quinoa fried rice. This is a lighter, healthier and more refreshing cold quinoa bowl. And, my friends, it's faster to make. So this recipe is all-around just winning at life. Personally, I love sesame oil. My cousin Denise got me on to it when she briefly lived with ...

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad

By Wednesday, March 27, 2013

We are obsessed with buffalo chicken ANYTHING. Especially if it involves quinoa, obviously. You might remember my past buffalo chicken recipes – the dip and the cups. All delicious. You know what really blew our minds this weekend? We decided to check the nutritional information in the President’s Choice buffalo chicken sauce and found that it has ZERO ...

Healthy Broccoli Soup

By Wednesday, September 28, 2011

This post was updated in September 2014 with new photography! Every now and then I have a day that just makes me feel happy, relaxed and accomplished. I call these “perfect days” (another example can be found in my Calabogie/Guy Fieri post). This past Sunday was just that. I did exactly what I wanted to do, exactly ...

Scallops with Quinoa & Thai Pea Purée

By Saturday, September 17, 2011

As I may have mentioned before, my big cousin Denise is moving in with us for four months while she does student teaching and two elementary schools in our neighbourhood. I was counting down the days until she arrived, and finally, she’s here! To truly welcome her, I decided to try some new recipes and really ...

Spicy Quinoa Salad

By Thursday, September 15, 2011

I recently posted about my new found love for quinoa. Since then, I have expanded my horizons even more. For my boss’ birthday, a coworker and I got her Quinoa 365 – a best-selling quinoa cookbook. I’ve been seeing it everywhere lately and thought of her every time, so naturally it was the perfect birthday ...

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad

By Monday, May 23, 2011

Roasted Veg and Quinoa Salad Ever notice how when you first learn about something, it suddenly seems to pop up everywhere? Well, that happens to me all the time. Something I've never heard of begins popping up left, right and centre. Quinoa is a perfect example! I can't remember where I first learned about it, but it ...