Cinnamon Swirl Quinoa Pancakes

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Looky what we have here today, my friends: Cinnamon Swirl Quinoa Pancakes. Cinnamon. Swirl. Pancakes. I’m going to just let that sink in for a moment. Just picture it with me for a moment... The warm aroma of cinnamon buns wafting through your house. A fluffy stack of gluten-free pancakes sitting on the table ready to be drenched in pure maple syrup. You have a hot cup of green tea and … [Read more...]

Vegan Chocolate Quinoa Cookies

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Surprise, surprise - I made you cookies! Since we're a mere 9 days away from Christmas - yikes!! - how could I not share a new cookie recipe with you? I know I've been talking a lot about healthy eating around here lately, but I've also been talking about balance. So this is my balance. You know I love me some kale salads, I'll also be enjoying some of these cookies this holiday season. And … [Read more...]

Christmas Kale Quinoa Salad

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Today I’m going to let you in on a little secret. A secret that I just discovered that has really helped me. And I think it might help you too!  First, let me ask you: do you struggle with maintaining your healthy diet during the holidays? I know I do! For me, it’s a constant battle of satisfying my sugar cravings with the latest batch of cookies that I’ve made or drinking a green juice. I know … [Read more...]

25 Ways to Use Quinoa in Your Cookies

So it's that time of year again - cookies, cookies and more COOKIES! Personally, I'm a cookie-any-time-of-year kind of gal, but during the holiday season I'm a cookie baking machine. Honestly, in the last four days I think I've made at least 8 dozen different kinds of cookies. Yes, I'm crazy. Yes, they're delicious. No, my waistline isn't thrilled. But yes, my tummy sure is. And yes, you better … [Read more...]

How Would you Stock your Kitchen if you were Given $500 to Spend?

How to stock your kitchen - a reader challenge from Simply Quinoa

Today we're doing something a little bit different. Almost like a game! If you follow other food bloggers, you might notice that this time of year there are gift guides galore. Everyone is giving you advice and sharing what products they recommend you purchase that fit within their niche. Don't get me wrong, I think these gift guides are awesome, but I thought that we could do something a … [Read more...]

Healthy Pumpkin Quinoa Granola

Healthy Pumpkin Quinoa Granola (gluten-free + vegan)

Am I too late? Maybeee. Okay, so yeah the pumpkin recipe rush has totally come and gone. As soon as December hits, bloggers move on to gingerbread, cookies and everything Christmas-y. No blame in that. Pumpkin had it's moment in the spotlight, now it's time to let other ingredients shine. But that does mean that we just put our pumpkin recipes in our back pockets for next year? I don't … [Read more...]

Herb & Roasted Garlic Salmon with Brussel Sprout Quinoa Salad

Roasted Garlic Salmon with Brussel Sprout Quinoa Salad - for a healthier start to your holiday feasting

Here we go. Time to soak up some holiday healing vibes with a healthy slow roasted salmon recipe! I promised that we’d be working this month on balance - that is we’ll certainly be enjoying our fair share of sweets, but I’ll be making a point to also share healthy, detoxifying recipes to help us stay on track during this indulgent time of year. Because let’s be honest, it’s so much easier … [Read more...]

Healthy Pear and Apple Crisp with Quinoa

Healthy Apple Crispy made with a crunchy oat quinoa topping (gluten-free & vegan)

It's December!! Which means there will be lots of sweets coming your way in the next few weeks. But don't worry, I'll be keeping them all healthy, light and waist-friendly. Plus, I'll be sure to sprinkle in some nice green salads and other yummy detox foods so we can all stay on track while still indulging just a little. So let me introduce to you our first dessert and one of my favorite desserts … [Read more...]

Maple Pecan Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Maple Pecan Quinoa Breakfast Bowls - a healthy, vegan breakfast to fuel your day

Maple + pecan. THE. BEST. COMBO. EVER. Seriously. I'm totally hooked. My obsession has taken me from cookies, to muffins, to quick breads, to pancakes and now to a warm, healthy quinoa breakfast bowl. They've all been awesome, but this one is the real deal. I've always loved starting my day with something on the sweeter side. You know my routine typically is just a green smoothie, but … [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate Quinoa Cookies [+ a video]

Dark Chocolate Quinoa Cookies - with a recipe + a video

Chocolate, on chocolate, on chocolate? I wouldn't have it any other way. These dark chocolate quinoa cookies have to be my absolute favorite cookies on the website. They're the recipe that I come back to time and time again, and I finally realized that I should also share a video on how to make them! You'll notice that while these cookies are simply decadent and filled with dark … [Read more...]