Tag Archives: Quinoa

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Tonight we had a salmon feast to round out a week of celebrations!  While we chose to make this week of school vacation a ‘staycation’ it ended up to be filled with day after day of reasons to raise a glass.  Here are just some of the highlights. On Easter Sunday last weekend we spent […]

The Harissa Breakfast Bowl Experiment

Harissa, I’m in love!  Over the course of the last year I’ve eagerly saved several recipes that highlight this North African hot pepper paste such as The Book Cooks’ one pan roasted chicken.  Some reading led me to the fact that each brand can have a slightly different flavor, and so I picked up a […]

Asian Turkey & Quinoa Meatballs

Every January my favorite online Yoga Guru Adrienne hosts a 30 days of yoga ‘event’ where she posts consecutive free videos to help you reconnect with an at-home practice. Today, while on the mat, she commented: “use this space to play and explore!”  Her motto of ‘find what feels good’ emphasizes not just forcing yourself […]

The ‘Beans and Quinoa’ w Kielbasa Experiment

Well, I’ve had my first kitchen mishap in a long while. Recently, while throwing together this dish, I ended up accidentally nicking my finger as I was cutting the peppers.   No need to get into the details but as we say in school, I certainly received a ‘logical consequence’ for failure to use proper knife […]

Garlicky Quinoa Covered Shrimp

With a new house comes a new commute.  While I love our new space, I do not love the traffic. So, I’ve decided to take public transportation and walk home when possible.  It’s a 4 mile trek, and I won’t be able to do it all the time, but it has been refreshing when I […]

Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Dinner tonight made me finally appreciate that summer is just around the corner. More and more fresh vegetables are filling the grocery store and my planters are filled with budding herbs.  Beyond this, I was able to enjoy an after-work run as well as some time outside on my porch in the evening light.   This […]

The Quinoa Breakfast Bowl Experiment

  Quinoa for breakfast (such as this) keeps popping up in my life and it seemed about time to give it a go.  We are huge quinoa fans and regularly have it for lunch and dinner – in casseroles, as a side dish, on top of a salad, etc.   Without enough ingredients to truly follow […]

Chicken in Creamy Mustard Gravy

This weekend my husband and I went to FOUR movies in the theater! Sisters. The Hateful Eight. The Big Short. Spotlight.  These movies showcased such a range of artistic talent from musical score, to humor, to displaying historical events with empathy and depth.  This time of year we try to get into the theaters to see […]

Taco Stuffed Peppers

This morning I went to a funeral for a dear friend’s wife whose body was taken by pancreatic cancer at age 42.  This poem, read at the ceremony, has been running through my mind all day.  As we enter 2016 I plan to keep these sentiments at the forefront of my consciousness. The Summer Day […]