One-Pot Lentils + Quinoa with Spinach

One-Pot Lentils + Quinoa with spinach, mushrooms and lots of herbs - a healthy, vegetarian meal! | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

It’s official. I’ve launched us into Fall. I hope you can forgive me. Even though we’re only a few days into September, and it’s still sweltering here in the City, my mind has moved from light, airy salads and onto the wonderfulness that is autumn cooking. In particular cozy bowls of beans mixed with hearty veggies and quinoa. Like today’s one pot lentils + quinoa. They’re warm and … [Read more...]

A Look Inside My Next Cookbook

Peanut Butter Green Smoothie with Quinoa from the NEW cookbook from Alyssa Rimmer, Quinoa for Breakfast

You guys! My new cookbook, Quinoa for Breakfast is almost here! Remember when I shared those Blueberry Breakfast Bars with you and talked about that secret (well not so secret anymore) project I’ve been working on? Today I’m taking you on a behind the scenes tour of all the goodness inside of this book! Quinoa for Breakfast is the ultimate resource to reinvigorate your morning meals, helping … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Quinoa Bars

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Quinoa Bars made with chickpeas, hemp hearts and quinoa! | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

Well hello there! Does anyone else spy a little orange tint to those quinoa bars? Oh yes my friends, it's happening. Pumpkin. And chocolate. And quinoa. All wrapped up into one little square of deliciousness. You aren't going to believe me when I tell you about these bars. They're sort of a crazy jumbling of ingredients and my goodness they are good. Like realllllly good. So good in fact, that … [Read more...]

“Caprese” Quinoa Salad

Caprese Quinoa Salad with tomatoes, basil and chickpeas | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

A recipe title in quotes? So that means I'm not really, only kinda sorta sharing a caprese quinoa salad with you, right? Well...yes. And no. You see, while this particular recipe doesn't necessarily contain all the traditional ingredients of a caprese salad (read: cheese), it does taste eerily similar. Except rather than serving thick slices of tomato, big chunks of mozzarella, and fresh … [Read more...]

Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats

These Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats are a SIMPLE and delicious weeknight meal | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

Well friends, my obsession with zucchini continues. But since summer is almost over, this obsession will be short lived. Pretty soon (as in probably next week), pumpkin will becoming back into style. So, I thought I'd squeeze in one more zucchini recipe before we move into September. And I couldn't be happier with this one. These quinoa stuffed zucchini boats are a super simple, super … [Read more...]

Chopped Quinoa Salad with Chive-Tahini Dressing

Delicious Chopped Quinoa Salad tossed with a creamy Chive-Tahini Dressing | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

Do you ever shop on daily deal sites? You know, something like Living Social. I hardly ever shop these types of sites, but NYC (and a few other cities in the US) has this website called Gilt City which features daily deals on restaurants, spas, activities, etc. I don’t usually buy things from there, but last weekend they had one I just couldn’t pass up. The deal was for brunch at this … [Read more...]

Lemon Herb Quinoa with Toasted Hazelnuts

Lemon Herb Quinoa with Toasted Hazelnuts and a peppery vinaigrette | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

It’s all about the herbs in this flavorful quinoa salad. With a blend of five different fresh herbs, it’s packed full of natural flavors, and each bite tastes just slightly different than the first. And with the peppery lemon dressing and rustic toasted hazelnuts, this salad is simple, comforting and delicious. I seem to be gravitating towards fresh herbs these days. I’m not sure if it’s … [Read more...]

20 Healthy Quinoa Recipes for Back-to-School

20 super healthy Back-to-School recipes all using QUINOA! From breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner | simplyquinoa.com

Wow. Can we just talk about how fast this summer has flown by? Seriously, it feels like I've been in a some sort of alternate reality where we move through time at lightening speed. But sadly, the only thing we can do about it is cling on to the last glimpses of summer produce and get our minds in autumn mode. For many of you, that means kids are heading back to school and you're getting back … [Read more...]

5-ingredient Mexican Quinoa

Easy Mexican Quinoa using only 5-ingredients! A quick and healthy dinner everyone will love | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

Okay, hi. I just have to dive right in today and talk about this Mexican quinoa. 5 ingredients + 15 minutes = best dinner ever. This dish reminds me of the Mexican-style rice you can find at some restaurants. You know the type, it’s flavorful, with a reddish hue, a little crunchy and full of flavor? That’s the one. This quinoa is similar, but way better. Now granted, I’m probably a bit … [Read more...]

Curried Cauliflower Quinoa Salad

Curry Cauliflower Quinoa Salad with a creamy tahini dressing, almonds + scallions | gluten-free + vegan | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

A few weeks ago, I went out to dinner with Matt and a few friends to this cute taco place in the West Village called Empellon. If you’ve been to New York and eaten in the West Village before, then I’m sure you can imagine what this restaurant is like - small and quaint, filled with people, fun decor, low lighting and gorgeous food. I was a little worried about the menu before we went because … [Read more...]