Cheesy Black Bean & Quinoa Stuffed Avocados

Who doesn’t love a warm cheesy appetizer or snack? I know that I do! Through in something that won’t leave me feeling sluggish and I’m in heaven. Today’s Cheesy Black Bean & Quinoa Stuffed Avocados only feel indulgent.  Packed with nutrients they fuel you up without weighting you down. And of course, they are gluten… 

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Poached Pear Quinoa Salad with Walnuts and Goat Cheese

There are few things I love better than fresh in season produce.  Even though we live in a world where we can pretty much get anything year around, seasonal produce is always better to me.  One of my favorite things about this time of year:  Pear season! Did you know that right now all 10… 

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Quinoa Butternut Squash Soup

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Pompeian.  All Options are my own. Today I’ve got a rare treat around here for you:  Quinoa Soup! I know that so many of you are in parts of the world where it is starting to cool down.  We stay in warm climates most of the… 

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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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(A HUGE) Ancient Harvest Giveaway

I really excited today to be featured on the website of one of my favorite quinoa brands, Ancient Harvest. You can check out that interview here. When you are done with that, come back here immediately because I’ve got something big for you guys….a very incredible giveaway. This week, one lucky reader has a chance… 

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Quinoa Potato Pancakes & Gluten Free Tips

I’ve mentioned many times that although I am a healthy cook, I still struggle to get everyone in the family eating right. When it was just the four of us, it was difficult. Then I developed a gluten sensitivity and we added a fifth family member who is also sensitive, and things got a little… 

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Quinoa Primavera & Bird’s Eye Step Up to the Plate

I’ve talked at length at how difficult it is to get my kids to eat healthy. Guys, it is a DAILY struggle, but one I’m determined to win. Once upon a time it was all about hiding the veggies. The problem with that?  My boys caught on began to mistrust everything I gave them.  (I… 

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Quinoa Cupcakes

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by In The Raw®, via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of In The Raw®. When I was growing up, I often remember my mother saying that Halloween was her favorite holiday. At the time I really… 

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Quinoa & Butternut Squash with Maple Tahini Dressing

This post is brought to you by Pompeian. All opinions are my own. You know the funny thing about fall foods?  Every time I start eating them I wonder why on earth I don’t eat them year around. Ok, yes.  We flirted with pumpkin a bit over the summer.   But beyond that, all things fall… 

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A Gluten Free Mexican Fiesta!

There are many challenges when it comes to maintaining a gluten free lifestyle. One that I’ve found to be the most difficult is entertaining. So many gluten free recipes require extra steps to come out right and that can add up to a lot of extra time in the kitchen. That is one reason I… 

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Cranberry & Herb Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash with Walnut Parmesan Topping

Fall is one of my favorite times of year. Being from Florida, I love the cooler, near perfect temperatures. I always wondered what a traditional fall would be like. One that involved jackets instead of capri’s. Walks in the woods crunching leaves instead of trips to the beach. Two years ago, when I was pregnant… 

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Quinoa Crackers

Hi everyone! My name is Nicole and I am delighted to be sharing with you today on  I am a founding member of, which is an educational resource and recipe index for people living with celiac disease and other dietary restrictions.  Our team understands how difficult it can be to successfully live gluten-free,… 

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Introducing TNT’s New Cooking Show: On The Menu

What would you do if you were tasked to create your favorite restaurant’s next menu item? (If I was, chances are there would be quinoa involved!) In TNT’s new cooking competition show, On The Menu, contestants will compete to create the next dish that will appear on the menu of well-know restaurants. On the menu… 

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Roasted Acorn Squash, Quinoa and Pomegranate Salad

I’ll admit that part of me is having a really hard time getting into the spirit of fall.  In fact, I’m in complete denial about what time of year it is. I love magazines more than the average person. Thanks to Next Issue, I get them all on my iPad for a single monthly payment… 

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Quinoa Salad with Cranberries, Apple & Pecans

My youngest son is the type of kid that you never know what he is going to say. Not a week goes by that he doesn’t ask a question that I’m in awe of. My first thought is why have I never thought to ask that? My second is thank God there is the internet… 

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Quinoa Mac n Cheese

When I was a kid, I’m pretty sure Kraft Mac n Cheese was served at our house at least twice a week. In fact, I am quite certain that it was first “signature dish”. My contribution to the recipe? Fresh ground black pepper. Or if I was getting really fancy, lemon pepper. (Yes, I’m quite… 

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Greek-Style Shrimp and Feta with Quinoa

It’s always fun collaborating with other food bloggers, so when Wendy asked me to guest post on her blog, I was excited to do it. Before we get to the cooking, a little about me. My name is Vicky Cassidy and my home on the web is Things I Made Today. I cook and write… 

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Curried Quinoa & Sweet Potato Pilaf

There are so many things to love about fall. Cooler temperatures, football, and of course fall foods! Even though my fall weather is like a lot of peoples summer weather, I still embrace the season and change the way I eat. Call me crazy, but fall produce really excites me.  I love fall and winter… 

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Chocolate Chip Quinoa Muffins

I don’t know about you, but I like to keep things simple in the morning. Although I clearly love to cook, I don’t wake up wanting to get my Betty Crocker on.  (Much to my boys regret.  They would eat pancakes Every. Single.  Day.) None of my children eat cereal and I don’t buy Pop… 

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Pumpkin Quinoa Breakfast Casserole

You know what time it is don’t you? Yep, it’s time for all things pumpkin to take over the internet. I had to laugh when I saw this on Facebook. Of course, I shared it on my timeline and mentioned that I would be participating in the pumpkin overload.  I’ve held back in prior years… 

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BBQ Chicken Quinoa Bites

I’m really excited to have Jennifer from the Crockpot Gourmet with us again today to share another easy and healthy dish! In case you missed it, her sneaky Veggie Breakfast Bites are the perfect solution to your morning rush.  You’ve got to love a breakfast that can be made ahead and travels well. She is… 

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