Christmas Kale Quinoa Salad


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


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...]

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...]

Gluten-Free Flour Tortillas + a giveaway

I'm really excited to be sharing two things with you today: 1) A lightened up version of a classic recipe (hint: it involves jalapeños!) 2) A brand new gluten-free flour blend that I'm just crazy for. We'll start with the recipe though because the flour is what makes this recipe so fantastic. I've always loved Mexican food - I've sang its praises here, here, here AND here - I seriously … [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...]

Black Bean Quinoa Bites with Vegan Queso Dip

As many of you know, it's been a stressful past few weeks. But what's made it easier is knowing that I have this group of people around me cheering for me, sending me notes and reassuring me that everything is going to be okay. And thankfully, it is. We came out the other side of a scary situation and in large part it's because of all the thoughts and prayers that were sent out way. I truly … [Read more...]

Easter Egg Salad with Quinoa

I have to admit, I think in my whole 26 years of living, I've only dyed easter eggs a few times. It just wasn't something that we did as kids - instead we had Easter egg hunts outside or would have to follow the trail of jelly beans for what felt like miles before we actually found our baskets. As I've gotten older, Easter has become less about the candy and fun goodies and more about the food. … [Read more...]

Creamy Vegan Broccoli & Quinoa Salad

How do you make a super creamy salad but completely skip out on the dairy? If you have removed dairy from you diet, I'm guessing it's a question you've been asking yourself since you first made the change. I know it's a question I'd been trying to answer for quite a long time, until I discovered cashew cream. Cashew cream is a dairy-free, cream-lovers dream. You can use it to replace dairy in … [Read more...]