Simply Quinoa Loaded Sweet Potatoes


I've never been much of a football fan or even bothered with the Super Bowl game. It's the food and company that I enjoy. It's a great excuse to get together with friends and treat yourself to junky food and drinks. You know, the kind that you only eat at a football party. But in the last few years, my tune about football has changed. I remember in college, going over to a friend's house to … [Read more...]

90-Second Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa


90 seconds. I kid you not. That's all you need to make this super-charged breakfast quinoa. And what's better? This is the kind of breakfast that you can feel great about. The kind that's packed with protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. The kind that gives you lasting energy throughout the day. The kind that fills you up and keeps you full for hours. So there's no more … [Read more...]

Baked Quinoa Falafel with Turmeric Sauce


Raise your hand if you enjoy fried food. Come on…raise it up there, I know you’re with me here. Fried food rocks. It’s delicious, it’s greasy, it’s addictive, it’s totally unhealthy and it’s totally awesome. And I love the fact that it’s coated in gluten and dairy and then dunked in a vat of partially hydrogenated oil. It’s my idea of the perfectly balanced meal. Can you sense my sarcasm … [Read more...]

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Breakfast Parfait


Who wouldn’t love eating a giant chocolate chip cookie for breakfast? I know I would! In fact, not only is it every child’s dream, but I’d have to argue that any adult would be equally as thrilled to bite into a sugar-filled cookie the size of their head and call it breakfast. But...hate to break it to you, but that’s just not a sustainable habit. Starting your day with a shock of … [Read more...]

Rosemary Quinoa Mac and Cheese


Inspired. That’s how I feel at this very moment. Why? Because I have just spent the last seven days on a ship, floating around the Caribbean with an amazing group of women. We were together a part of blogger retreat called Click Retreat, where we focused on improving our photography. Initially, I went for two things: to lay in the sunshine and improve my food photography, but I came away … [Read more...]

5-Ingredient Quinoa Granola Bars


If you’re ever in need of a travel-friendly, on-the-go, healthy, easy to make snack, these quinoa granola bars are it. They come together in under 30 minutes, have only 5 ingredients, and are so much healthier than the sugar-heavy bars you buy at the grocery store. They’re 100% natural and are full of healthy fats and fiber. I mean I don’t really travel all that much, but whether I’m going … [Read more...]

Recipe Remake: The Ultimate Quinoa Pizza Crust


When I first started blogging, like a hundred bajillion years ago (kidding it was only four), I was intent on creating unique quinoa recipes that would grab people’s attention and make them hungry just thinking about it. Problem was...people eat with their eyes and my photography was downright terrible. So while my recipes might have been stellar, they certainly were far from appetizing … [Read more...]

My Simply Quinoa Lunch Bowl


Even though I've been working from home for two years now, and you would think that means I have all the time in the world to prepare a fabulous lunch, I still feel pressed for time. Lately, I have been spending my days recipe testing and my to do list is usually a mile long, so I don't really have the energy to fix up something that takes real effort in the kitchen. I'm so much more about … [Read more...]

Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Quinoa Brownies


I've been on a mission to make black bean quinoa brownies since practically the start of my blogging days - over 4 years ago! I can't tell you how many times I have purchased a can of black beans for the sole purpose of making brownies, but something else always seemed to trump them. They'd find their way into another recipe, or I'd add them on top of a salad for extra protein only to realize … [Read more...]

Healthy Living Tips + a Green Smoothie Recipe


Are your resolutions set for the year? I’m usually really good about waking up on New Year’s Day and writing down my goals for upcoming the year. With my pen and paper in hand, I make a list of my New Year’s resolutions and tell myself that the physical act of writing things down will help me actually see them all through. Truthfully though, I never do. So this year I didn’t. I didn’t write … [Read more...]