Apple Pecan Quinoa Breakfast


I had planned on doing a lot of cooking and posting this week but it just hasn’t happened.  Truth be told, I’ve been feeling a bit burnt out and more like hanging with the kids than working. Yesterday while Skye napped I’d planned on putting together my latest ebook (that has been written and edited… 

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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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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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Pesto Veggie Burgers

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, 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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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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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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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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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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Roasted Acorn Squash, Quinoa and Pomegranate Salad


I’ll admit that part of me is having a really hard time getting into the spirit of fall.  In fact, I’m in complete denial about what time of year it is. I love magazines more than the average person. Thanks to Next Issue, I get them all on my iPad for a single monthly payment… 

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BBQ Chicken Quinoa Bites


I’m really excited to have Jennifer from the Crockpot Gourmet with us again today to share another easy and healthy dish! In case you missed it, her sneaky Veggie Breakfast Bites are the perfect solution to your morning rush.  You’ve got to love a breakfast that can be made ahead and travels well. She is… 

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Sneaky Veggie Breakfast Bites


Hello new friends!!  I’m Jennifer from Crockpot Gourmetand I was super excited when Wendy asked me to do a guest post!  I’m passionate about making healthy, fresh and delicious meals for my family but they also have to be quick and simple.  I like to use quinoa wherever I can because it’s such a perfect… 

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Quinoa, Black Bean, and Chickpea Salad


Hi, quinoa lovers! I’m Leigha, the blogger behind The Yooper Girl. I love to run and do anything outdoors. I also love cooking! I love to experiment with vegan and gluten free recipes. I’m not any strict diet myself, but I eat a little bit from every diet! When Wendy asked me to write a guest… 

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Quinoa Granola Bars & NatureBox Review (Gluten Free, Vegan, Low Sodium Option)


I was so excited when I had the opportunity to try out NatureBox! If you’ve never heard of them, they deliver carefully sourced nutritionist-approved foods right to your door.  Their snack contain wholesome ingredients – no artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors.  You actually get to go in and select which snacks you want to receive… 

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Cocoa Banana Quinoa Smoothie


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of CocoaVia® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I love chocolate. Who doesn’t?   Chocolate is amazing, but it’s the cocoa flavanols that are so good for you! Let’s look at some of the amazing benefits of Cocoa Flavanols. They are heart protective.  Studies… 

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Quinoa Raisin Cookies


With a busy toddler in the house, I’m finding that this years back to school is requiring a lot more planning and preparation on my part. In addition to the boys school work, I’m really trying to focus on their diets. I was pretty easy on myself this summer, and relied on more packaged goods… 

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Almond Butter Banana Quinoa Smoothie


I’ve mentioned before that when we take road trips we almost never eat out. Yes, we will have an occasional meal in a carefully scouted out location. But for the most part, road trips just aren’t the time to take the chance of getting glutened. More than once I’ve found myself sick and miserable in… 

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