Strawberry Spinach Salad with Toasted Quinoa

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Toasted Quinoa + Chopped Almonds | | This makes for the perfect summertime meal - fresh, flavorful and delicious

So much goodness is happening in this bowl. Strawberries + spinach + almonds + toasted quinoa. All drizzled with a minty honey-lime dressing. Pretty much sums up everything I love about summer in one giant salad. Remember when I told you on Sunday that I might start adding fruit to more of our main meals? Yep. It’s happening. Let’s just roll with it. Because we’re deep in the middle … [Read more...]

Totally Addicting Vegetarian Kale Salad

Totally Addicting Vegetarian Kale Salad with crispy chickpeas, hard boiled eggs and toasted quinoa

This vegetarian kale salad. Can’t stop won’t stop. There are so many things about this salad that are totally workin’ for me. The massaged kale is chewy, but still has a slight crunch. The creamy lemon-garlic tahini dressing is bold and tangy, without being too overpowering. The hard boiled egg is soft and mild on the palette. Avocado is...well, avocado (best. ingredient. ever.). The crispy … [Read more...]

Vegan Caesar Pasta Salad

Vegan Caesar Pasta Salad - rich, creamy and protein packed it makes the perfect, healthy side dish!

I don’t eat a ton of pasta at home, so I when I do I make sure it’s a little over the top. Not in an unhealthy way, just sort of...indulgent, I guess. Because if I’m going for pasta, it’s going to be satisfying. And this vegan caesar pasta salad? Oh so satisfying! I can’t decide what I love more: the creamy, faux-caesar dressing that makes its way into every little crevice of the … [Read more...]

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad // light, flavorful and super refreshing! Perfect for the summer (GF + V)

REFRESHING. If I could use one word to describe this quinoa tabbouleh salad that would be it. It’s the most glorious summer salad ever. Unlike traditional tabbouleh which uses bulgur or couscous, I swapped out the glutenous grains for quinoa. And it’s perfect. Not only does the quinoa add a bit more protein to the salad, but since quinoa is so fluffy, it makes the whole salad feel light … [Read more...]

Spicy Kimchi Quinoa Bowls

Spicy Kimchi Quinoa Bowls // an easy lunch or dinner recipe that takes less than 15 minutes to make!

Spicy kimchi quinoa bowls. Best. Meal. EVER. I’ve been kind of loving kimchi lately. It’s spicy, tangy, sour and has a slightly wacky flavor that surprises my taste buds every time. And I love that each batch is just a tiny bit different. If you’re not familiar with kimchi, it’s a traditional Korean side dish that’s made from a variety of fermented veggies typically seasoned to be spicy. The … [Read more...]

3-Ingredient Coconut Lime Quinoa

Coconut Lime Quinoa // made with only three ingredients, this dish goes with EVERYTHING!

If you’ve ever been wanting a quinoa recipe that goes with everything, this is it. Seriously. From sweet, to savory. From breakfast, to dinner. It’s just plain perfect. And the best part? It only uses three ingredients! That’s right. THREE. Coconut milk, quinoa and lime. Plain, simple and absolutely amazing. Truth be told, I’ve never really cooked quinoa in coconut milk before. … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Quinoa Hummus Bowls

Mediterranean Quinoa Hummus Bowls using classic hummus, grilled eggplant, crispy chickpeas and a quick arugula salad!

In the last few months I have found a whole new obsession with hummus. I’m not kidding...I’m eating it with everything! Whether I’m spreading it on a rice cake or enjoying it with some carrot sticks for a quick snack, adding it to my lunchtime wraps, or even whisking it into my salad dressing, hummus has quickly become a staple in my fridge. And what’s even better, there are SO many flavor … [Read more...]

10-Minute Spicy Moroccan Quinoa Salad

Spicy Moroccan Quinoa Salad - a healthy, vegan meal that comes together in under 10 minutes!

Fast and easy. That’s how we like it around here, right? Judging from your response to my 10-minute quinoa fried rice recipe, I’ve realized we have yet another thing in common: the desire to have a tasty, healthy meal ready for us as quickly as humanly possible. Just another reason why we’re friends. So I’m bringing back the 10-minute goodness, and today it’s comin’ at ya in the form of a … [Read more...]

Chili Roasted Sweet Potato + Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Chili Roasted Sweet Potato + Black Bean Quinoa Salad with a creamy Cilantro-Avocado Dressing [vegan + gluten-free]

So you guys....are you feeling the Cinco de Mayo vibes or what? I’m on a major Mexican/Southwestern kick and it’s not stopping until Tuesday. Last week it was the round up, today it’s this sweet potato + black bean quinoa salad and Tuesday is going to be Margarita Green Smoothies.  So pretty please just indulge me...if only for the next few days! Today though? It’s all about this salad. With … [Read more...]

Spring Pesto Quinoa Bowls

Spring Pesto Quinoa Bowl made with fresh, seasonal produce and tossed in a healthy homemade pesto sauce

Pesto. Pesto. PESTO. One of my all time favorite condiments/sauces in the entire world. And it's totally the star of these spring pesto quinoa bowls. I think what I love most about pesto, aside from the wonderful flavor and vibrant green color, is how easy it is to make at home. It's one of those things that I think a lot of people end up buying at the grocery store out of convenience (like … [Read more...]