quinoa

Mexican-style black beans with red peppers, kale, and quinoa

January 17, 2012
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One of my goals for the year is to master the 30-minute meal. Don’t get me wrong – I love spending time in the kitchen, and sometimes, you just need extra time to get things done. But often, thirty minutes to prepare dinner is all I care to squeeze out on a busy day. So [...]

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Middle Eastern Lentil Quinoa Soup

November 2, 2011
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A few weeks ago I spent a long weekend by the beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast at Grayton Beach State Park. It was a perfect beach weekend, with warm days and cool nights. The sand was white and soft, the water was crystal clear, and the sunsets were amazing. My husband and I stayed at [...]

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Quinoa-lentil pilaf

July 26, 2011
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Today I’m sharing with you a dish I first made at my grandmother’s house a few weeks ago. My mom, my husband and I were heading over for a visit and didn’t want to burden her with having to cook dinner for us (not that she would have minded).┬áBefore we left my mom’s house to [...]

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Tropical quinoa and black bean salad with lemon-lime dressing

May 24, 2011
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While I usually prefer a hot meal, cool grain-and-bean salads are very appetizing when hot weather rolls around. These salads are relatively simple to put together. The basic formula is a cooked grain, a bean and some veggies and/or fresh herbs, tossed with a dressing. These type of salads make a great lunch or light [...]

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