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Fajita Quinoa Bowls

I’ve been visiting with family for the last couple of weeks and the other night we were laughing about the meals I used to cook. There didn’t have to be a special occasion. Thursday night was a good enough reason for me to spend hours planning, go to three different stores getting the right ingredients… 

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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 HomemadeForFriends.com, 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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Gluten Free Quinoa Bread

One of the hardest things about being gluten free is getting used to the bread. Although I’m happy with Udi’s Gluten Free Bread (and am a Brand Ambassador for them), even now and then I crave a fresh, homemade loaf. I love the way bread is fresh from the oven. What I don’t love is… 

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Quinoa Crusted Chicken Parmesan Burgers

I’ve got to say – I am a sucker for sandwiches of any type. If I could get away with it, I’d probably serve some sort of sandwich or wrap for dinner several times a week. But that doesn’t mean I would be happy doing the same old thing. Nope, I much prefer to mix… 

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Pizza with Potato Quinoa Crust

I adore pizza. I mean, absolutely adore it. And although I have a great gluten free quinoa pizza crust, I sometimes feel like a need something a little different. Enter this Potato Quinoa Crust.  It’s the perfect solution for those of you who try to avoid flour. It’s not quite like the real thing (but… 

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P.F. Chang’s Amazing Winter Menu & Giveaway!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of P.F. Chang’s for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I mentioned before that I absolutely love going to P.F. Chang’s.  Not only is it possible to eat healthy there but their offerings allow everyone in your group to enjoy – regardless of whether they… 

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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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Black Bean, Feta & Avocado Quinoa Wrap with Avocado Tahini Dip

Today is my baby boy’s birthday. I know most Mom’s feel this way from time to time, but honestly I can’t believe he is eight years old! How the heck did that happen? It feels like yesterday that he was toddling towards me early in the morning, dragging his blue and white blanket in one… 

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Sweet & Savory Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Even though I’m not the biggest fan of traditional breakfast food, I almost always wake up  starving.  In fact, I can skip dinner fairly easily…but breakfast, not a chance. One of my favorite ways to start the day is with a quinoa breakfast bowl.   Many times this will consist of quinoa, beans, veggies, avocado… 

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Easy Quinoa Fried Rice

The thing I like most about being in Florida is that it starts to feel like spring so early in the year.  While much of the rest of the country is still dealing with snow, we are contemplating beach trips and worrying about if we go will the baby get sunburned. (Before you let that… 

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Gluten Free Quinoa Pizza Dough (& Californa Club Pizza)

If you have been around here for long, you may have heard me mention that I had plans to start a new website. I think I first mentioned it in August of 2012, a little before I found out I was pregnant with Skye. Needless to say the exhaustion of being pregnant at 41 was… 

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Chocolate Hazelnut Tart with Quinoa Crust

I know, I know. I was supposed to get all of the rich desserts out of the way by Valentine’s Day. I truly meant for that to happen but life got in the way. Still, it doesn’t seem fair to deprive you of this Chocolate Hazelnut Tart, which just may be my new favorite dessert…. 

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Beet Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese & Walnuts

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Love Beets for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Don’t you just love beets? If you can believe it, I never tasted them until I was grown but it was love at first bite. The thing is, as much as I love them I… 

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Gluten Free Quinoa Cinnamon Bites

I have talked at great lengths about how my boys can rarely agree on anything when it comes to food. It is so bad that I tell Skye nearly daily that she is not going to be a picky eater, even though I’m pretty sure she has no clue what I am saying.  (Sadly, it… 

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Mint Quinoa Brownies

Good news, folks! Chocolate during Valentine’s Day doesn’t count. It’s true…. Errr… Well, not exactly.  But wouldn’t that be nice? Truth be told, I do a pretty good job at staying away from the sweet stuff most of the time.  I actually have had a dark chocolate bar in my purse for two weeks I’ve… 

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Cheesy Chipotle Chili Quinoa Casserole

This week, I’ve been in the kitchen with the boys. Now for most of you, cooking with your children probably isn’t such a big deal. It’s simply part of good parenting that as they get older you teach them how to cook and how to be somewhat self sufficient in the kitchen. (As appropriate for… 

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Sweet Heat Cashew Chicken & Quinoa

I’m feeling a little nervous and excited right now. I just hit publish on my very first post for my new website. You know, the one I’ve been mentioning I was going to start since 2012. I finally think I have the time to do it and it is going to be so, so fun… 

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Strawberry Quinoa Muffins & Your Gluten Free Valentine’s Day

I’ve been gluten free for almost two years now, and I have to tell you there are two things that are still challenging for me. The first is eating out and the second is holidays. This makes holiday’s like Valentine’s day – where you typically do eat out – especially challenging. If you are gluten… 

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California Quinoa Bowl

I am really excited to be guest posting today on one of my favorite blogs, RickiHeller.com. Ricki has visited with us on three occasions.  You guys might remember her Low-Fat Walnut Loaf, her Blueberry Kale Quinoa Salad, or her Apple Quinoa Breakfast Muffins. Ricki is not just an amazing allergy friendly cook, she has also… 

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Quinoa Crusted Baked Onion Rings with Spicy Dipping Sauce

I don’t know about you, but I love fried food. What’s not to love? Oh, yeah, fat.  I’m not a huge fan of that or how frying makes my house smell. I can’t say that I never eat fried food, but it is the exception not the rule.  (When I do fry I am pretty… 

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Hearty Quinoa Bread

Things are still kinda crazy around our house.  Skye aka Princess Fuss-A-Boo is still working on those four teeth and has gone back to getting up three times a night and starting her day at 5am.   She’s also working on pulling up, which involved no fear on her part and lots of falling and… 

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