Just a short and
sweet savory post today! I'm sharing THREE quinoa recipes for YOU. Following food trends is fun because it changes our daily lives up. We eat every day, several times a day, so following along the curves of foodie trends gives that extra pop of color to living.
I realize quinoa has been the "it" magic food for a couple years now. I have a confession. I actually made and photographed these recipes in fall of 2011!! I am JUST NOW making the blog post about them. I have so many un published blog posts and I need to catch up...or just move on. ;)
These recipes were too tasty to just move on and ignore though.
So, let's get to it.
My top favorite recipe I've ever made with QUINOA:
1) Quinoa Hash with Vegetables and Poached Eggs
This recipe is incredible! Every single bite is worth savoring. I serve it as a breakfast dish with a side of turkey bacon but it works for ANY meal. It is so fresh, fresh! The leeks are my favorite accent. DE-licious stuff here. Quinoa mixed with sweet potatoes, leeks, fresh thyme, and poached eggs is waking up to fresh quality breakfast heaven. I promise.
Martha Stewart's Whole Living magazine
2) Bell Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa & Veggies
This next recipe is just too colorful, turning your everday meal into an instant celebration. Mini peppers packed tight with nutrients.
These are fun because there are 100 different variations to create your own favorite mini peppers. Add black beans for some protein if desired. Add any other chopped up little veggie you want!
Change it up to make the flavors YOURS
Recipe found at: Whole Foods Market
3) Lemon Quinoa Cilantro Chickpea Salad
You've likely seen this recipe pictured ALL over Pinterest and this is why:
I make this one a lot. It's loaded with fresh cilantro, fresh spinach, avocados, tomatoes, and chickpeas. You can find the recipe at the Diva-Dish blog by clicking HERE.
Every ingredient is nutritious with full flavor. This salad is delicious! It's perfect for hot summertime days to so tie a string around your finger and remember to make it when summer starts!
4) Bonus recipe!
I shared a quinoa muffin recipe last fall on my BACK TO SCHOOL MAKE AHEAD MORNING MUFFINS post if you want to click on over!
What's your TOP favorite way to prepare
And what food do you hope will start trending soon?
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