Healthy Pumpkin Quinoa Pancakes

Pumpkin Quinoa Pancakes - healthy, gluten-free and just delicious!

This past Monday I made one of the hardest decision of my life. To stay with my (secure) full-time job as the Director of Marketing at a firm in Vermont OR do I take the leap of faith and commit myself 200% to Simply Quinoa. It’s something that I’ve toyed around with in the past, and it’s always been my dream, but I’ve never seemed to let myself take the risk. I’m not sure if it was a lack of … [Read more...]

Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Quinoa Muffins

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You guys, these muffins. Oh my goodness they are good. So good in fact that since coming up with the recipe this past weekend, I’ve already made them three times. And yes, they’re already gone. I need more. But you have to come over and help me eat them this time, OK? Not only are these muffins moist, tender and perfectly sweet, they’re studded with dark chocolate chips and are actually good … [Read more...]

Super Easy 15-Minute Quinoa Breakfast Recipes

15 Minute Quinoa Breakfast Recipes - easy, quick, flavorful and healthy!

I'm sure it comes to no surprise to you that quinoa is one of my favorite breakfast foods. I eat it almost every morning (in some form) and I really love that it keeps me full all morning long. Quinoa is the perfect breakfast food because not only is it packed with protein, but it's also high in fiber and is a complex carbohydrate meaning it digests more slowly in your body, helping keep you … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa

Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa - healthy & gluten-free

Is there anything better than the smell of apples and cinnamon cooking? Whether you’re baking an apple pie or making homemade applesauce, the smell is addicting. It will drift from your kitchen into every corner of your house, filling the space with warmth and comfort. It’s one of my favorite things and I look forward to that smell every year. When I was little, my mom always used to make … [Read more...]

Cheddar Quinoa Biscuits

Gluten-Free Cheddar Quinoa Biscuits

You might be surprised to see a recipe with cheddar in the title. Normally I don’t eat cheddar cheese. You know that. I’ve been avoiding cow dairy for 4+ years now. So, what gives? Well for me, not eating cheddar is kind of a sin since I grew up in Vermont, which is arguably one of the cheddar capitals of the world (we’ll fight Wisconsin for that title any day). But when you’re sensitive to … [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 like starting my day with something sweet. My usual go-to is a green smoothie, but sometimes I like to … [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 syrup. It's hard to beat. A waffle breakfast on a Sunday morning is sheer perfection in my world. … [Read more...]

Sizzlin’ Summer Milkshake (aka the Healthiest Peanut Butter Milkshake)

If any time of the year deserves a little shake up, it’s summer. We spend most of our year stuck in the daily grind of office life, sending our kids to school, or even sending ourselves to school, all while the daylight gets shorter and the weather gets colder. It’s easy to get into a rut. And it’s hard to pull yourself out. Which is precisely why summertime means it’s time to let loose. Shake … [Read more...]

Strawberry Infused Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

For many of us, breakfast is the hardest meal of the day. I mean in reality it's probably one of the easiest meals to physically make, but being creative, different, interesting and flavorful isn't something that usually happens. At least for the majority. Let me guess. Your breakfast looks similar almost every morning. Maybe it's a smoothie, a bowl of oatmeal, a juice or even some eggs and … [Read more...]

Peachy Oatmeal Banana Bread

Ever had a week that you look back on and wish that you could just erase? One of those points in time that you would never want to relive again; where your life would be more centered, your mind would be more calm and your spirit would be brighter if you were able to just skip it? Last week was one of those weeks for me. A week filled with stress, long days and exhaustion. There's nothing … [Read more...]