I made this beautiful sweet potato quinoa salad Sunday. I will post the recipe soon.
Here are other recipes I found for your inspiration.
I am leading with this link today because if you are looking for something completely different for your Christmas dinner, this page has five recipes that might be just what you seek. Finding all these ingredients might pose a bit of a problem, but the author offers alternatives. I am trying to imagine a berry so tart (barberry) that if you need to substitute cranberries, you should soak the cranberries in lemon juice. Pucker up. :0
Dried cherries and pine nuts lend their flavors to this dish. Remember, you can always cook your quinoa in a vegetable broth for added flavor. This recipe bills itself as a meal, but it looks a little skimpy to me. Include more vegetables or pair with a salad for a meatless meal that satisfies.
This recipe looks so lovely in the bowl that I am reminded I need to work on my presentation skills. Then again, I do not expect my family will be too receptive to me spending any more time between cooking and serving a meal than I already do. Gee, Mom, don’t you think you have enough photos already?
I suffer with a new version of the “grass is always greener” syndrome because in my house, no matter how many photos I have taken before we sit down to eat, the food always looks better presented on someone else’s plate. I am constantly tempted to whisk a plate from in front of one of the kids and take it away for another photo shoot.
I love all the flavors in this Moroccan salad. Cinnamon, mint, and cilantro meet zucchini, eggplant, raisins and almonds. Why am I just learning about all these delicious combinations now? I am beginning to despise my white bread, white rice, and white potato childhood. BORING!
This gluten free linguine recipe uses quinoa pasta. I haven’t tried quinoa pasta yet, but I hear that for those with a gluten sensitivity and a craving for pasta, these quinoa blends have been a tasty solution to a life without all their favorite Italian recipes.
I like this recipe because most of my pasta dishes involve marinara sauce, and I would like to branch out a bit. You can omit the bacon to make this a vegetarian meal.
This is the second recipe I found today using dried cherries. I have never seen them at the supermarket before, but I imagine they must be similar to dried cranberries but bigger. This stuffing is vegan when prepared with vegetable broth.
I wish I had seen this stuffing recipe before Thanksgiving. I took a traditional bread cube stuffing to this year’s celebration that was a huge hit, but I felt a little unfaithful to my quinoa obsession. This stuffing’s dried fruits, apples and oranges would have sold quinoa to my extended family members who have yet to try it.
That’s all I have for now. How are you cooking quinoa today? Let me know in the comments. I would love to hear from you.
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