Tired of rice? Why not try quinoa? This seed is a true gem in the nutritional department and makes a great replacement for most recipes that call for rice. What makes it so amazing? Besides being one of the few plant sources that is considered a complete protein (a real plus for Vegetarians!), it’s loaded with fiber, iron and magnesium. Another reason to love it? It’s easy to prepare and only takes about 15-20 minutes to cook.
Need some recipe inspiration? The recipe below is simple and versatile. It’s delicious as a side dish for any Mexican meal or can be used as a filler for tacos or burritos or even as a topping for a taco salad.
Looking to get more mileage out of this recipe? Amp up the flavor by adding more cilantro along with some chopped green onions. Want a spicier version? Try dicing up a jalapeno and cook it along with the cumin. Need a more satisfying dish? Stir in black beans, grape tomatoes and corn to make a hearty salad…really the options are endless!
1. Set a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the quinoa and toast for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add cumin and continue to stir, cooking an additional minute. Add the water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until quinoa is cooked, about 15-20 minutes.
2. Drain any excess water. Add the lime juice and zest, cilantro, salt and pepper and toss until well combined.
It’s good to have a recipe in your arsenal that works every time and that can magically become many meals. This Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken is that recipe! Want to learn how to make it? I thought so! I’ve got all of the details below.
Raise your hand if you love s’mores! Yeah, I figured. Me too. What’s more magical than a toasty marshmallow sandwiched between graham crackers and chocolate? Not much! But it’s not always feasible to build a campfire and get to toasting, so what’s a s’more lover to do? Why make S’mores Dessert Granola, that’s what!
Close your eyes and envision the perfect salad. What does it look like? Mine has whole grains, veggies, fruits and cheeses! Would you like my tips for creating the perfect salad? Great! Grab them below along with my recipe for Summer Grain Salad below!
I love most fruit. Not really surprising there. But berries have a special place in my heart. Maybe because they are so incredibly beautiful and fragile. Or maybe it’s because when they’re ripe, they’re just pure fabuloulness! And after I’ve filled my belly with them in their whole form, I like to turn the extra into these Berry Crumble Bars!
I’m all about throwing meals together these days. It’s always a “what’s kicking in the fridge/pantry/freezer” situation. But from the chaos, usually comes success! Like THIS recipe for BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes!
Do you have big salad dreams? Maybe not, but I do! In fact, I pretty much daydream about food all day. But I’m weird like that. A recent salad daydream became reality! I had just scored some yummy peaches and strawberries and was determined to find a way to use them. Salad? Yes! Strawberry Peach Spinach Salad, to be exact!
Love salmon but don’t love cooking it? I hear ya! It can be a bit intimadating to cook any fish. Trust me, I’ve failed SEVERAL times! I’m here to tell you though, you can master it! And the easiest way is to use this recipe for No-Fail Broiled Salmon!