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...]

Roasted Brussel Sprout Quinoa Salad

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This Roasted Brussel Sprout Quinoa Salad recipe was originally shared as a guest post, but I have since updated the recipe and now am including it on Simply Quinoa. Enjoy!  The holiday season is all about thankfulness and giving. It’s a time where we reflect on our lives and share special moments with the ones we love. Much of this time of year is spent around the dinner table, surrounded with … [Read more...]

Roasted Veggie Quinoa Salad with Toasted Spice Vinaigrette

Roasted Veggie Quinoa Salad with a Toasted Spice Vinaigrette

Okay, so who else is thinking about Thanksgiving already? It's hard not to when you're a food blogger and your life pretty much revolves around food, but this year in particular, my mind is swirling with new recipe ideas to share with my family. This year we're having Thanksgiving at my Aunt and Uncle's house in Massachusetts. All the cousins will be there like usual (there are 10 of us), and … [Read more...]

Autumn Quinoa Buddha Bowl

Autumn Quinoa Buddha Bowl Recipe drizzled with pomegranate dressing

I shared my first quinoa buddha bowl recipe with you just over a year ago. Hard to believe that was my first time ever having one. Since then I’ve made countless other versions, experimenting with different flavors, ingredients and textures. And while I have enjoyed them all, today’s recipe is by far my favorite. That’s why I knew I had to share it with you. Last year we talked about what a … [Read more...]

Quinoa Pad Thai Salad

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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 dishes and pretty much only ordered Pad Thai. It wasn’t spicy, had familiar flavors and was made with … [Read more...]

Summertime Asian Quinoa Slaw

So...I just started doing Bikram yoga. I've always loved yoga and have been practicing on and off since high school (which yes, was a long time ago), but there was something about bikram that just didn't jive with me. In all honestly, I think it was the fact that I didn't want to be sweating my butt off in a room full of complete strangers. And also the fact that I have this weird thing … [Read more...]

Creamy Kale Quinoa Salad (vegan)

One of the things I love about living in New York is the food options. No matter what type of food you're in the mood for, there's bound to be a restaurant that serves it, probably in your neighborhood and probably open late. It's a great way to explore new cuisines, and luckily for those of us with food sensitivities there are hundreds of places that cater to how we need to eat. As I'm starting … [Read more...]

Easy Detox Quinoa Salad

Simple & Easy Detox Quinoa Salad

I think the most sacred part of food is that it has the ability to heal. And not just in the cure a hangover (bring on the grease!) or help you get over a bad breakup (hello, chocolate!) kind of way. I mean really heal us, from the inside out. If you remove all the flavors and aromas that come with food and think about its purpose, what I'm saying makes sense. We eat food for fuel. It's what … [Read more...]

Nourishing Quinoa Bowl

I wouldn't call myself a yo-yo dieter, but I definitely get on kicks where I choose to severely cut back on what I eat to get my body back on track. I'm not saying cut back in the amount of food I eat, it's more about the types of food that I allow myself to eat. I've told you about my two 21-day cleanses, my paleo challenge (which lasted less than a week), and my sugar detox. But scattered in … [Read more...]