November in Review & Top Picks from Around the Web!

Can you believe that it is almost December?  I think I am in denial.   It also appears that I am officially getting old because I find myself saying things like “Where did this year go?”

Since the year is almost over I decided that it is time to start something that I had planned on starting in January – a monthly recap.  This is a great chance for you to catch up on those quinoa recipes that you might have missed.  I’m also going to include some of my favorite picks from around the web.

This month started off a little quite around here, but I’m happy to say that I’m getting back into the swing of things.  I had a fun month in the kitchen and an even better month planning things to come!  Here’s what I was cooking this month:

Quinoa & Spaghetti

Although there were doubters to start with, numerous people have tried this and let me know via Twitter, Facebook, Comments and email how much they enjoyed it.  I realize that the combination is a bit unusual, but if you are feeling adventurous give it a try!









Smoky Black Bean, Poblano Pepper & Quinoa Salad

I say you can never have too many Mexican salad recipes! This one has all of my favorites.









Quick Quinoa Corn Muffins

Quinoa Corn Muffins

I am obsessed with these muffins, which come together in less than 30 minutes.  I may or may not have had them for dinner one night when I was too tired to cook.










Chewy Quinoa & Granola Bars

These make a fabulous snack!  If you have picky kids consider making half of them without the coconut on top.











Quinoa & Cornbread Stuffed Poblanos

This is a fun recipe for when you want Mexican flavors but are in the mood for something new!









Chick’n, Quinoa & Spinach Skillet


Dinner in one skillet?  You had me at hello!  This is a great weeknight solution.










Veggie & Quinoa Burritos


 If your kids are anywhere as close to as picky as mine, you need recipes like this one!  It can be easily adapted to suit different tastes buds…without you spending hours in the kitchen.








Chocolate Quinoa Cookies

Ok, these weren’t actually from this month but this post was dangerously low on dessert recipes so I decided to include it for those of you who missed it!




Any now for my top picks from around the web…

Cranberry Orange Quinoa Pudding from EA Stewart RD

Cranberry & Orange?  Yes Please!





Stuffed Kabocha with Quinoa

This looks perfect for the holidays!  Check out this website for some amazing photography.




Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers with Cranberries

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a quinoa burger and if you are looking for a new recipe this one looks fantastic!





Breakfast Quinoa with Cinnamon Roasted Fruit from The Curvy Carrot


Doesn’t this look amazing???  This is enough to get past my “I don’t really like breakfast food” attitude.