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.
Turmeric is kind of having a moment right now, in case you didn’t notice. Go to any fun, trendy restaurant and I bet you’ll find something on the menu with turmeric. Why all the fuss? Because it’s cool to be a root right now! How about a little turmeric trend insight and a recipe for a cozy Lemongrass Turmeric Latte?
Is hummus just a dip? Is it merely the perfect accompaniment to your carrot sticks and pita wedges? If so, then I’ve got news for you! Hummus is more the dip and it’s got me feeling all happy inside. So happy, that I made pizza – Mediterranean Pizza!
Who doesn’t like a change of pace? While I love simplicity, I also appreciate mixing things up a little. For example, I love popcorn in it’s most purest form. I could eat it every day. But, sometimes it’s fun to put a twist on classics. If you’re looking for that same fun twist, than you’ll love this 2 Ingredient Strawberry Popcorn!
Cookies are a necessary part of life. Correction, cookies are a necessary part of my life. No matter how I’m feeling, a cookie is always a good thing. And a cookie with extra chocolate in it is an even better thing – helllllloooo Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Hold onto your seats! I’ve busted out my slow cooker and delicious, easy-to-make food is in your future! I’m combining the goodness of BBQ and beer in this recipe and I think you’ll want to add this Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken to your “favorites.” Read on to get the recipe!
Pizza makes me really happy. I mean really happy. And I love almost every kind of pizza imaginable. You might say I’m addicted to pizza. And it’s been a life-long addiction. An addiction that has made it easy and fun to explore new ways to enjoy it too. And this Sweet Potato BBQ Bacon Pizza is a true reflection of experimentation that ended successfully. Whew!
Do you struggle getting food on the table fast? Are you trying to manage a house full of crazy-hungry kids? Or are you asking yourself, “why did I invite my friends over for dinner after work?” Then this recipe is for you! Muffin Tin Tacos are the solution for whenever someone asks, “What’s for dinner?”
Are you tired of Brussels sprouts yet? Too bad. You have to hang in for at least just one more recipe. And please, oh please, let it be this one! Crispy, shaved Brussels sprouts are delicious and make for a pretty amazing salad! And when you pair them with a bright, tangy dressing, feta cheese and almonds, well, you’ll just fall in love with Brussels sprouts all over again!
I love veggie burgers, don’t you? I love making my own even more, but not at the expense of time. That’s why when I see fancy veggie burger recipes with millions of ingredients I cringe. While the effort will likely be well worth it, I just don’t know that I want to spend so much time measuring, chopping and cooking all of that stuff. That’s why I love my bean burgers! They’re delicious and won’t take you half a day to make!
I love food. I love taking pictures of food. That doesn’t mean that I’m good or great at it. In fact, I’m learning all of the time. I’ve definitely gotten better, but I always look to my food photography heroes for tips and advice. Enter the fabulous Debbie Murphy!