Salted Fruit & Nut Quinoa Bars


I start every year with such enthusiasm. This is the year that I’m finally going to lose ALL of my weight, become exceptionally productive, travel more, yell less, spend more time with the kids, make more money…… And then about the third week of January, reality sets in. Changes are hard. It is so easy… 

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Quinoa Protein Power Bars


Hello there friends! My name is Melissa and I’m so delighted to be a guest on Wendy’s fabulous blog! As the author of, I’m a professionally trained chef from New York City who loves to blog about original and thoughtful homemade food gifts that you can make for others. In my constant quest to… 

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Quinoa Chia Seed Protein Bars


Hi everyone! My name is Danielle Krueger, and I am the writer, photographer, recipe developer and taste tester over at The Lean Clean Eating Machine. I am so honored that Wendy contacted me to do a guest post for Cooking Quinoa! When I checked out all of the fabulous recipes already featured, I just knew… 

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Chocolate Chip Quinoa Energy Bars


I am officially panicked. Not because I’m nervous about childbirth.  (I’m naturally apprehensive, but I wouldn’t call it panicked.) And not because I’m not ready.  (Because I have everything and am as ready as I’m going to get.) My issue is that my Midwife is going out of town right after my due date and… 

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Onion Quinoa Bites


Eating right while I’ve been pregnant has been more challenging that I’d expected.  In the beginning, I had visions of eating perfectly and gaining maybe 15 pounds. Let’s just say that that plan didn’t work out. I’ve done pretty well.  Unless you count the chocolate covered almonds.  Or the ice cream.  Or the pounds of… 

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Quinoa Baked Zucchini Chips with Sriracha Dipping Sauce


I’ve never been one for Pro Football (I’m an SEC girl) but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying the Super Bowl. For me, its all about the food that I enjoy while watching with amazement at what advertisers will spend $4 million dollars on. I love appetizers so naturally I adore football food! I am… 

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Quinoa-Flax Chocolate Chip Cookies


One of the craziest things about being a parent is seeing myself in my boys. Just this morning, I was working with Alex on his math. He’s just started multiplication and somehow just “gets” that, but he still struggles when trying to add three four digit numbers. It’s not the addition he has a problem… 

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Chewy Quinoa & Granola Bars


How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was very relaxing.  It was just hubby, the boys and I this year and to be honest, I didn’t even cook. I made something the day ahead for lunch and instead we spent the day hanging out by the pool, reading and just enjoying being together.  I caught up on… 

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Breadsticks (with Quinoa Flour!)


I love bread.  I really, really love bread. While I certainly admire people who can pass on the bread basket in favor of a slimmer waistline, that just isn’t me.  I’d sooner pass on dessert than skip the bread. Since going gluten free, I must admit that my bread cravings have been fairly extreme.  I’ve… 

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Chocolate Chip Banana Quinoa Bread


This recipe is one that I never intended to share with you, but it was so good that I just can’t resist. It started with what was supposed to be a learning experience for me – cooking from my new cookbook, the The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Bread. Of course, I’m not one to cook straight… 

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Quinoa Energy Bars


I have a really bad habit of completely overestimating what is realistic to get done in a given day or week. Case in point – every day I start out with a “to do” list that is two full columns in a notebook.  While I’m really good about keeping commitments I’ve made to other people,… 

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Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe – Flourless Cookies!


My boys are extremely active. Case in point, yesterday we went on an hour and 20 minute hike UP a ski mountain, and they still had the energy to play outside until the rain brought them in last night. (I on the other hand, was wiped out and very happy to sit and watch them… 

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