Broccoli, Spinach, Parmesan Quinoa Skillet (GF, Vegetarian Option)

I was out running errands yesterday, and everywhere I went was abuzz with “Back to School” specials.  Mom’s were in Target with lists, carefully checking items off. The woman I check out behind had over $325 of school supplies, all from a list given to her by the school….for her KINDERGARTENER AND FIRST GRADER!!! When… 

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Spring Quinoa Salad

When Wendy asked me to do a guest post on quinoa, I immediately knew exactly which recipe I would share! I live in Arizona, so we are definitely experiencing some spring weather right now and I have been eating up all the spring vegetables that I can find! I know that it isn’t quite spring… 

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Quinoa Broccoli Casserole

In my last couple of posts, I’ve been talking about how I’ve neglected my own health lately because I’ve been so busy trying to take care of everyone, run a business, homeschool and travel. I hit rock bottom last week and in addition to losing it, I ended up sick.  As in, I haven’t been… 

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Mango Curry Hummus Quinoa Bowls with Tangy Carrot Slaw

Thank you to Wendy for inviting me to share a recipe on Cooking Quinoa! My name is Shannon, and I am the cook behind Yup, it’s Vegan, a recipe blog of (you guessed it) vegan food. Grains and seeds are an important part of a balanced vegan diet, and I definitely eat my fair share… 

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Quinoa with Pecans and Brussels Sprouts

In my last post, I mentioned that I’d been really exhausted lately. Part of it is obviously having a baby that doesn’t stop and being 42.  (Why didn’t I do this in my 20’s????) But the other part is that I haven’t been taking care of myself lately in the way I should. There are… 

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Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Quinoa Toss

It is unbelievably hard to comprehend that my baby girl is going to be one soon. I’ve bought the forward facing carseat. I know what birthday cake I’m making her. And I’ve even started to look at toddler activities on Pinterest. But I still can’t believe how fast this year has gone. I’ve talked about… 

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Chocolate Coconut Quinoa Cookies

Hello again! I’m Felicia and I blog over at Dish by Dish.This is the second time I’m guest posting here on Cooking Quinoa and I’m absolutely honored! Thank you once again dear Wendy! The first time I was here, I shared these quinoa, brown rice & sesame crackers. I told you about my new found… 

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Balsamic Quinoa Salad

One of my goals for this year is to update some of my older work. When I first started Cooking Quinoa, I really didn’t know what a food blog was. To be perfectly honest I was hoping to create a little site that got a couple of hundred visitors a day and maybe make a… 

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Gro Something Greater: Growing Family & Tradition

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Gardening has had a special place in my life since I was a little girl.  It’s not just gardening itself but the time spent with family.  When we grow, we grow family. As a child our… 

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Spicy Red Quinoa Pesto Bites

Hi there!  I’m Valentina and I’m so happy to be here today, sharing my newest quinoa recipe with you.  I’m the owner, writer, recipe developer and photographer of Cooking On The Weekends.  My blog is about cooking creative, comforting food for casual entertaining.  I am in love with spending time in my kitchen, making delectable,… 

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Quinoa Falafel with Yoghurt Tahini Sauce

  Hello, my name is Sophie MacKenzie and I am the blogger behind Wholeheated Eats. I specialize in easy and affordable whole-food recipes that can easily be made at home. My food philosophy is simple – eat whole and unprocessed foods whenever possible. Although I am not on a strict vegetarian, vegan, raw, or gluten… 

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Sustainable Weight Loss and Gluten Free Living

One of my biggest goals for 2014 is to stay healthy and active and to finish losing my baby weight. Last year after Skye’s birth I was able to shed 40 pounds through nutrition only. This year I’ve lost another 5. Being gluten free and focusing on whole foods played a big role in this…. 

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Quinoa Salad with Zucchini, Peas and Preserved Lemon

I am really excited to have Amy from The Holistic Kitchen here with us today to share an amazing healthy quinoa salad to get you geared up for spring. Amy is an amazing whole foods recipe developer and healing therapies practitioner. We share common passions not only for real healthy food but also for toxic… 

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Beet and Chickpea Quinoa Burgers

Many thanks to Wendy for having me guest post on her beautiful site! I’m Alanna, the recovering pastry chef behind The Bojon Gourmet, and lover of the Andean super-grain. I’m happy to share a favorite quinoa recipe today: Quinoa, Beet and Chickpea Burgers. These burgundy beauties have a delicate texture, with the earthy flavors of… 

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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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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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