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Chocolate Mint Quinoa Oat Breakfast

Disclosure:  I received a enormously generous box of Udi’s Gluten Free products for this post.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. Although sweets aren’t number one on my list of things I love, this time of year I like to indulge a little bit.  One of my favorite things to… 

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Toasted Quinoa Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

This post is sponsored by Pompeian.  All options are my own. It goes without saying that I love sharing recipes.  Long before I even knew what a food blog was I was collecting recipes to share with others. This holiday season, Pompeian is helping families across the country immortalize their favorite holiday recipes by offering… 

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Chocolate Mint Quinoa Cookies

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by In The Raw®, via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of In The Raw®. There is nothing in the world that brings me more Pure Joy than spending time with my children.  The three of them… 

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Quinoa Wraps with Garlic Lemon Tahini Sauce (& My Latest Food Rut)

I’ve mentioned more than once that I am prone to food ruts. There were several years where I ate the same salad with the same balsamic vinegar dressing for breakfast. (Yes, weird I know.) I used to really feel bad about this. As if that repetition made me a dull person. Or that I was… 

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Festive Citrus Quinoa Salad

  This is a sponsored post on behalf of Pompeian. All opinions are my own. There are few things I enjoy more than a really good salad. Oh sure, I like rich indulgent foods like most people. (Think Mac n Cheese, Garlic Knots and Chicken Parmesan.) But in terms of what tastes delicious AND leaves… 

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Farmer’s Speak! CLIF® Bar & Organic Oats

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Clif Bar & Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I am always on the go. One thing that I always keep in my purse is a Clif Bar. Without fail, if we are away from home for more than a few hours,… 

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Cranberry Quinoa Bread Stuffing

[quinoacranberrystuffing] I can tell you how difficult it is for me to accept that it is THAT TIME of year again. I know I say this every year, but the longer I’m a mom the more I understand why, though she did her best, my Mom often seemed more tired than happy during the holidays…. 

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Pesto Veggie Burgers

I am so thrilled to be sharing an amazing quinoa burger recipe from my good friend Kim Lutz’s new book. Some of you may know Kim from her website, WelcomingKitchen.com where she shares amazing allergy friendly recipes. Her latest book, Super Seeds: The Complete Guide to Cooking with Power-Packed Chia, Quinoa, Flax, Hemp & Amaranth… 

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Gyro Quinoa Bowl

There are few things that I love more than a gyro. On more than one occasion, I’ve been seduced off the gluten free bandwagon by a gyro. I know, I know.  It is a terrible thing to do to myself.  More often than not, I pay for it for days.   Strangely, I’ve never attempted… 

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Pomegranate Quinoa Salad with Candied Almonds

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by In The Raw®, via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of In The Raw®. These days, I spend so much time filled with gratitude.  I am so blessed for all that I have in my life. … 

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Cheesy Oat & Quinoa Biscuits

Let’s face it – having serious GI issues like Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Ulcerative Colitis is no fun. Getting everyone one the same page when it comes to food is hard enough, but when someone in your family suffers from digestive issues, meal planning can be a major stress. Healthy choices are critical when it… 

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Poached Pear Quinoa Salad with Walnuts and Goat Cheese

There are few things I love better than fresh in season produce.  Even though we live in a world where we can pretty much get anything year around, seasonal produce is always better to me.  One of my favorite things about this time of year:  Pear season! Did you know that right now all 10… 

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Quinoa Butternut Squash Soup

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Pompeian.  All Options are my own. Today I’ve got a rare treat around here for you:  Quinoa Soup! I know that so many of you are in parts of the world where it is starting to cool down.  We stay in warm climates most of the… 

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Cheesy Veggie Quinoa Casserole & Freezing: Nature’s Pause Button

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Frozen Food Foundation for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Did you know that nearly 80% of Americans fail to consume the recommended amounts of fruit and 90% fail to get the recommended amounts of vegetables? This is unfortunate because fruits and vegetables… 

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(A HUGE) Ancient Harvest Giveaway

I really excited today to be featured on the website of one of my favorite quinoa brands, Ancient Harvest. You can check out that interview here. When you are done with that, come back here immediately because I’ve got something big for you guys….a very incredible giveaway. This week, one lucky reader has a chance… 

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Quinoa Potato Pancakes & Gluten Free Tips

I’ve mentioned many times that although I am a healthy cook, I still struggle to get everyone in the family eating right. When it was just the four of us, it was difficult. Then I developed a gluten sensitivity and we added a fifth family member who is also sensitive, and things got a little… 

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Quinoa Primavera & Bird’s Eye Step Up to the Plate

I’ve talked at length at how difficult it is to get my kids to eat healthy. Guys, it is a DAILY struggle, but one I’m determined to win. Once upon a time it was all about hiding the veggies. The problem with that?  My boys caught on began to mistrust everything I gave them.  (I… 

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Quinoa Cupcakes

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by In The Raw®, via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of In The Raw®. When I was growing up, I often remember my mother saying that Halloween was her favorite holiday. At the time I really… 

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Quinoa & Butternut Squash with Maple Tahini Dressing

This post is brought to you by Pompeian. All opinions are my own. You know the funny thing about fall foods?  Every time I start eating them I wonder why on earth I don’t eat them year around. Ok, yes.  We flirted with pumpkin a bit over the summer.   But beyond that, all things fall… 

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A Gluten Free Mexican Fiesta!

There are many challenges when it comes to maintaining a gluten free lifestyle. One that I’ve found to be the most difficult is entertaining. So many gluten free recipes require extra steps to come out right and that can add up to a lot of extra time in the kitchen. That is one reason I… 

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Cranberry & Herb Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash with Walnut Parmesan Topping

Fall is one of my favorite times of year. Being from Florida, I love the cooler, near perfect temperatures. I always wondered what a traditional fall would be like. One that involved jackets instead of capri’s. Walks in the woods crunching leaves instead of trips to the beach. Two years ago, when I was pregnant… 

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