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.
Dessert is one of my favorite things in all of the world. I was born with every tooth being 100% a sweet tooth! And if you ask me what my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal is, I will tell you that it’s the dessert!
You may not like cooking, and I hear ya. That’s why I’m always pumped to share recipes with you that don’t require much, if any cooking! And with the holidays coming fast, you need some new yummy ideas that won’t take you all day to prep and make! Introducing my Everything Bagel Smoked Salmon Toasts!
**Heads-up!!! I was given free samples from Fulton Fish Market, but this is not a paid post and opinons are all my own. I only talk about brands I like, trust and respect. Guaranteed!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! At least when it comes to pomegranate arils and pomegranate juice being in-season! Seriously love everything about that juicy, red fruit! That’s why I created this simple, flavorful Pistachio Pomegranate Tahini Tabbouleh!
Story time! In high school I used to work at a pizza restaurant. Not only did we serve a lot of pizza, but we also served a lot of pasta! And a lot of meatballs. So yeah, I made a lot of meatballs. But none like these Baked Spinach Turkey Meatballs!
I love soup. I love it more than a person probably should. To me, it’s a pretty perfect food. But only, and I mean ONLY, if it’s done right. In other words, no whimpy soup for me. Give me texture, give me flavor and give me satisfaction. Give me this Veggie Lentil Soup!
I have always loved apples. Even as a little girl I loved them. Especially when I could dip them in caramel. Such a delicious memory! Now I love experimenting with apples, especially apple desserts like these Streusel Apple Pie Bars!