Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Keen For Quinoa Recipes

Can you believe I've never tried quinoa? Nope, never. Craziest thing, I know, especially with how much everyone is cooking it these days. I've heard that it can be tricky to cook, so that meant I needed to reach out to some bloggers who have had success with their recipes. Of course, asking them to share had them coming out of the woodwork. I'll have to separate posts, maybe even three because there were so many! Who knew? So, without further ado, let's try some of these ideas!

Christel at The Fit Blog had a guest blogger on her site with an amazingly healthy recipe of Quinoa with Kale, Peppers, and Poached Eggs. This bowl looks seriously amazing, and since I'm trying to eat better it would definitely be up my alley.

I'll admit that until I saw this post from Julia at Savory Tooth, I never would've thought to have quinoa for breakfast. Trust me, this recipe for Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl With Coconut And Blueberries will make you a believer!

This recipe is perfect for beginners! Tammilee shows us How To Cook Quinoa In A Crock Pot. It's got the ingredients I knew to give it a whirl, but it never dawned on me to simply cook it in a crock pot. Since I'll probably be the only one trying it out, this will be the way for me to start!

With summer literally just around the corner, Brett from This Mama Loves', Parmesan Basil Quinoa Salad would be perfect for any potlucks or get togethers. It looks like a fresh side dish, and hello, quinoa + salad go hand in hand, right? I'll take it!

How about adding a bit of tex-mex to your quinoa recipe? This Southwest Black Bean Salad With Quinoa from Aimee at The Crazy Craft Lady sounds and looks absolutely amazing! All of the ingredients are exactly what I need to be eating this spring.

Ann from Ann's Entitled Life has gone to the Greek side. She's got a recipe for Greek Quinoa Salad. I love that it doesn't take long to whip up this easy dish!

If you're looking for an easy recipe, this one looks like it'll be one that can be done with the right ingredients on hand. Carrie from Kennary has an Easy Turkey Sausage Recipe that would be great for the family on a weeknight.

I think you'll agree with me that this recipe looks absolutely mouth watering! I love the idea of these as a snack or for breakfast. Kelli from Hungry Hobby made these Cranberry Date Quinoa Breakfast Bars. I say, "Bring them on!"

Julia at Happy Foods has a Roasted Butternut Squash Salad With Quinoa recipe that would be delicious any time of the year, especially fall. This is the kind of recipe that would be up my daughter's alley. It has everything she loves in it. I may have to try making it for her!

Is it possible to say, "No," to a coffee cake? Yea, I didn't think so. I love that quinoa is so versatile that you could even make a recipe like Gingerbread Quinoa Coffee Cake with it! The best part? It's gluten-free and vegan. Thanks for this recipe Rebecca from Strength & Sunshine!

Now this meal from VNutrition will be one your family won't soon forget! It looks like a dish that will fill you up, but won't leave you feeling like a sloth by the time you're finished. I'm looking forward to trying Mary Ellen's Southwest Quinoa!

I love being able to share recipes that are created by our bloggers at Collective Bias, where I work! Nate from Wanna Bite is a blogger we use quite often. His recipe for Chargrilled Quinoa Salad was shared almost exactly a year ago. It has delicious summer veggies included that will make the recipe pop!

I love making meatloaf and it never occurred to me to add quinoa to it! Laura from Me and My Inklings has a Gluten Free Quinoa And Vegetable Meatloaf that sounds like it would be a great way to hide the quinoa if people didn't like it on its own.

You won't believe how simple this next recipe is! It would make a great side dish, especially for a seafood meal. Jade from Jonesin' for Taste made Orange Scented Quinoa. Doesn't that sound delicious?

We're pretty big fans of chili around here. Fred has his way of cooking it and I have mine. Both extremely different. I think adding a third recipe that isn't one of ours might make a great meeting of the minds. Felicia from The Starving Chef is serving up Turkey & Quinoa Chili.

I don't know about you, but these recipes look like they need to be tried. I know that I've got to look at my grocery list to see what I need to add so I can get some of these recipes whipped up. I'm not always great at trying something new, but since I've got the quinoa, may as well make use of it!


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