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...]

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...]

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...]

5-Minute Recovery Quinoa Breakfast Bowl


Happy New Year!! Today I'm welcoming 2015 with a headache, a cup of hot lemon water and this recovery quinoa breakfast bowl. I always tend to send off the year with a few too many glasses of champagne, and since I don't drink that often, my body definitely feels it in the morning. And as much as I know that a green juice or smoothie would probably be the best option for my morning meal, my … [Read more...]

Cranberry Orange Gluten-Free Coffee Cake


The Christmas festivities have officially begun! On Sunday I drove down to my grandmother’s house and now we’re getting ready for our big family gathering on Wednesday. My whole extended family comes together and celebrates Christmas Eve in full on Italian style. Meaning…we feast. The tradition is the “Feast of the Seven Fishes” and that’s my family, but on overdrive. We have plate after … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Swirl Quinoa Pancakes


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...]

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...]

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...]

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


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...]