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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Cranberry Almond Quinoa Granola Bars

As much road tripping as our family does, I am always on the look out for healthy on the go snacks. More than once I’ve tried making things with chocolate, reasoning that as cool as we keep it inside the car it would be just fine.  If you are planning a road trip this summer,… 

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Quinoa Banana Butterscotch Muffins

Hi, I’m Carissa. I’m honored to have the chance to write this guest post. I created this recipe based on one of my favorite muffin recipes. Bananas are a common ingredient in muffins, but I like that this recipe uses butterscotch chips instead of the more common chocolate chips. I think it’s a nice little… 

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Pumpkin Quinoa Risotto

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LIBBY’S Pumpkin for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I can’t remember when I’ve enjoyed a project as much as I’ve enjoyed working with Libby’s Pumpkin to bring you summer pumpkin recipes.  In case you missed them there was this Quinoa Salad with Spicy… 

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Quinoa Turkey Burgers with Sun Dried Tomato Aioli

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Honeysuckle White® and Shady Brook Farms® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Ah, Grilling Season…one of my favorite times a year.  Not only do you get to enjoy great weather and amazing fresh food, but let’s face it ladies, it’s the one time… 

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Quinoa Breakfast Pudding & Choosing Raw Review

As a long time admirer of her work, I was both excited and honored when Gena Hamshaw asked me to review her new book, Choosing Raw. For those of you who don’t know Gena, you should.  She runs the wildly popular blog, Choosing Raw, and whether you are vegan or just trying to include more… 

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Quinoa Egg Muffins

Hello! Kim and Hector here from Our Fresh Kitchen, a food blog dedicated to making healthy food both delicious and uncomplicated. Today we’d like to share one of our favourite time-saving breakfast recipes by putting a healthy twist on an old favourite: quiche. Breakfast is one of the trickiest meals of the day, and not… 

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Sunrise Cooler & ALO Summer Giveaway

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of ALO Drink for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve often said that I’m all about the liquids.  From coffee, to tea to kombucha, I love it all. As part of my effort to heal my gut, I’ve been doing a lot of reading. … 

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Caprese Quinoa Salad

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian Olive Oil.  All opinions are 100% my own. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a virtual olive oil tasting, courtesy of Pompeian. Although I am an avid wine drinker and have attended many wine tastings, I honestly wasn’t sure… 

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Chocolate Hazelnut Quinoa Muffins

Having answers about what is going on with my health has been a mixed blessing. It is amazing to know the cause behind my struggles for the last year, but hard not to obsess over all the different opinions as the the right thing to do.  Wouldn’t it be nice if all the experts could… 

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It’s Time to Take Your Power Back! (& Diamond in the Rough Juice!)

Today, I’ve got something I’m really excited to share with you. About a month ago, my good friend Leanne Vogel (who you might remember from this recipe and this one), was kind enough to share with me her new Vibrant Life Cleanse Program & Cookbook.  On the surface, it’s about juices, smoothies and cleansing. But… 

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If I Could Go Back….& Roasted Broccoli with Quinoa Angel Hair

With my recent diagnosis of hypothyroidism, I’ve been feeling a bit reflective lately about all things health related. If you’ve been around for a while, you know that I went gluten free in 2012 after reading Wheat Belly. At the time, it was just an experiment to see if it helped any of the symptoms… 

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Quinoa Salad with Spicy Pumpkin Vinaigrette

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LIBBY’S Pumpkin for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Recently, I’ve been teaming up with Libby’s to get the word out that pumpkin isn’t just for fall anymore.  If you’ve tried these quinoa patties and these pumpkin breakfast cookies that you know what I’m… 

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Quinoa Fried Rice

Hello everyone! I am Sarah, writing to you from waaaaaay up in Canada, where I keep a family food blog (Cooking for) Kiwi & Bean. I’m a busy lawyer, wife to an even busier lawyer (aka “Kiwi”) and a mom of two young kiddos (aka “Bean” and “Beansprout”), so the Kiwi & Bean kitchen is… 

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Chipotle Cheddar Quinoa Broiled Avocados

In my last post I mentioned that I’ve been dealing with some health issues. I’ve been a little slow to talk about it here (though I did share on Mama Balance )that I’ve been diagnosed hypothyroidism.  I haven’t gone back to have the test yet, but most likely I have Hashimoto’s, which basically means that… 

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Pumpkin Quinoa Breakfast Cookies

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LIBBY’S Pumpkin for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. A few weeks ago we were talking about how much I love pumpkin.  It is amazing in the fall, but recently I’ve realized that it is a superfood that we can enjoy all year. If… 

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Tangy Steak Salad with Quinoa

I’m excited to have Angie from here to share a great looking salad here with us today! ~ Steak Salad? Yes you got it. Salad can be a main course that is warm, filling and healthy at the same time! This iron and protein packed salad is also real quick and easy to make… 

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Veggie Quinoa Pizza Roll

I’ve often talked about how I am never without pizza crusts in my freezer. They are my secret weapon for the “what’s for dinner” question. We usually have pizza several times a month, but I also love them to make these cinnamon bites, garlic knots and the Veggie Roll with Quinoa Crust I’m sharing with… 

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Spinach & Quinoa Salad with Feta and Pine Nuts

It’s a beautiful afternoon here and I’m dying to get outside with the kids, so this post is going to be short and sweet. This is the time of year when my desire to be in the kitchen puttering around gives way to the desire for easy to make dishes. I’d much rather be in… 

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Quinoa Meatballs & Gluten Free Kids

Feeding kids healthy is never easy. Throw in one of them being gluten free and it can get downright overwhelming. If you’ve got gluten free kids, here are a couple of things I’ve learned to cut down on the chaos at meal time. The most important thing I’ve is that while it is nice to… 

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Maple Dijon Quinoa Bowl

It has been a while since we last chatted. I had a little life drama that left me more than a little exhausted (you can read about that here), and I decided to take a much needed break.  I’m not sure you can really all it a break considering my days are spent chasing a… 

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