Tofu & Broccoli Quinoa Stir-Fry

Tofu & Broccoli Vegetarian Quinoa Stir-Fry

When I was growing up, tofu stir-frys were a staple in our house. At the time, being a semi-picky eater, I was less than enthused to a) have a plate full of veggies sitting in front of me or b) having white squares of soft, tasteless “meat” mixed in. Yes, my parents tried fooling us…but no dice. … [Read more...]

Baked Gluten-Free Chocolate Donuts

Baked Gluten-Free Chocolate Donuts with an Espresso Glaze

I used to say I could go either way with chocolate donuts. If I had my choice, it would always be a warm cake donut dusted in cinnamon sugar. I’m not sure if it was that the chocolate donut options I had just didn’t taste like real chocolate or that I didn’t like the glaze, but they weren’t for … [Read more...]

Almond Butter Quinoa Blondies

Almond Butter Quinoa Blondies with dairy-free chocolate chips

I’ve always been a brownie fan. When I was little my dad used to make brownies from scratch and I would sit on the counter, watching him melt the chocolate and stir in the flour, knowing full well I’d be able to lick the beaters when he was done. And of course, every single time they were … [Read more...]

Quinoa Pad Thai Salad

Quinoa Pad Thai Salad found via

When I was growing up, we didn’t have a ton of ethnic food options in our area. We had Chinese food and Italian, but that was pretty much it. It wasn’t until I went to college that I started to explore new cuisines – and discovered my love for Thai food. Like most, I started out with the basic … [Read more...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Quinoa Breakfast Parfait

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Quinoa Breakfast Parfait

When your breakfast involves chocolate, you know it's going to be a good day. And when your breakfast tastes like candy, it's even better. But even better yet, it's when your breakfast involves chocolate, tastes like candy AND is actually good for you, that's when things get magical. I always … [Read more...]

Simply Perfect Quinoa Waffles

Perfect Gluten-Free Waffles using @BobsRedMill 1-to-1 Baking Flour

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I have a serious love affair with waffles. It's the kind of love that bites me every Sunday morning and doesn't leave me be until there's a plate of those fluffy gluten-free waffles sitting in front of me, drenched in maple syrup. Lots and lots of maple … [Read more...]

Baked Eggplant Parmesan Crisps

Gluten-Free Baked Eggplant Parmesan Crisps - recipe from Simply Quinoa (

First, I want to welcome you to the brand new SIMPLY QUINOA! I'm thrilled for you to be here and encourage you to take a peek around and see what's new. I think you're going to really like it :) Yes, there's a new name and look, but there's so much more to take in - I can't wait to hear what you … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Flour Tortillas + a giveaway

I'm really excited to be sharing two things with you today: 1) A lightened up version of a classic recipe (hint: it involves jalapeños!) 2) A brand new gluten-free flour blend that I'm just crazy for. We'll start with the recipe though because the flour is what makes this recipe so … [Read more...]

Healthy Quinoa Carrot Cake

Last week I turned 26. Twenty-freakin-six! I'm not a big birthday person, don't like being the center of attention and definitely don't want people to make a big fuss over me, but I do always make sure I do something for me. This year that meant cutting out of work early and going for a hike … [Read more...]