Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats

These Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats are a SIMPLE and delicious weeknight meal | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

Well friends, my obsession with zucchini continues. But since summer is almost over, this obsession will be short lived. Pretty soon (as in probably next week), pumpkin will becoming back into style. So, I thought I'd squeeze in one more zucchini recipe before we move into September. And I couldn't be happier with this one. These quinoa stuffed zucchini boats are a super simple, super … [Read more...]

Lemon Herb Quinoa with Toasted Hazelnuts

Lemon Herb Quinoa with Toasted Hazelnuts and a peppery vinaigrette | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

It’s all about the herbs in this flavorful quinoa salad. With a blend of five different fresh herbs, it’s packed full of natural flavors, and each bite tastes just slightly different than the first. And with the peppery lemon dressing and rustic toasted hazelnuts, this salad is simple, comforting and delicious. I seem to be gravitating towards fresh herbs these days. I’m not sure if it’s … [Read more...]

5-ingredient Mexican Quinoa

Easy Mexican Quinoa using only 5-ingredients! A quick and healthy dinner everyone will love | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

Okay, hi. I just have to dive right in today and talk about this Mexican quinoa. 5 ingredients + 15 minutes = best dinner ever. This dish reminds me of the Mexican-style rice you can find at some restaurants. You know the type, it’s flavorful, with a reddish hue, a little crunchy and full of flavor? That’s the one. This quinoa is similar, but way better. Now granted, I’m probably a bit … [Read more...]

Curried Cauliflower Quinoa Salad

Curry Cauliflower Quinoa Salad with a creamy tahini dressing, almonds + scallions | gluten-free + vegan | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

A few weeks ago, I went out to dinner with Matt and a few friends to this cute taco place in the West Village called Empellon. If you’ve been to New York and eaten in the West Village before, then I’m sure you can imagine what this restaurant is like - small and quaint, filled with people, fun decor, low lighting and gorgeous food. I was a little worried about the menu before we went because … [Read more...]

Grilled Corn Quinoa Salad

The PERFECT summer salad: Grilled Corn and Quinoa with an agave-lime dressing | simplyquinoa.com

Summer corn. Is there anything sweeter? For the past few days I’ve been visiting my parents in Vermont, and if you’ve been reading for a while now then you know how I feel about Vermont. Obsessed. Like my favorite place on earth. Especially in the summer. Apart from the weather and lush greenery, one of my favorite aspects of visiting here is the local produce. Not only do we have a … [Read more...]

Cucumber Avocado Quinoa Salad

Cucumber Avocado Quinoa Salad with a creamy herb dressing | simplyquinoa.com | gluten-free + vegan

I hope you like green food, because this salad is GREEN. First though… avocados. It’s been too long since I shared a recipe using avocados (over a month, what the whaaat!?) and since they’re my favorite thing on earth, we’re going a little avo-crazy today. They’re the base of this lovely cucumber avocado quinoa salad which is made up of all sorts of wonderful green goodness. With big chunks … [Read more...]

Gallo Pinto with Quinoa + vacation pics

Gallo Pinto with Quinoa - traditional Costa Rican bean dish using quinoa instead of rice | www.simplyquinoa.com | gluten-free + vegan

Okay friends, today is all about VACATION PICTURES! And food of course. (how can it not be about food?) You might have read that Matt and I just took a two week trip to Costa Rica. It’s one of my favorite countries in the world - I’ve been there four times (who am I?) - mainly because the people are so welcoming and friendly, the weather is perfect, the landscape and scenery is stunning and the … [Read more...]

5-Minute Quinoa Pesto Zucchini Noodles

Healthy Pesto Zucchini Noodle with Quinoa | www.simplyquinoa.com | the best weeknight meal EVER! It only takes 5 minutes to make

ZOOOODLES! (read zucchini + noodles = zoodles) smothered in a dreamy vegan pesto sauce. On the menu tonight and ready in 5 minutes. Dinner in 5 minutes? I'll take it. Any day of the week. BUT especially after coming back from a two week vacation with little to no motivation to cook, while also carrying around a few extra pounds (who doesn't after vacay, right?) and craving/needing something … [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...]

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...]