Spiced Vegetable Soup with Quinoa

Weight Watchers Quinoa Soup. Gluten Free Quinoa Soup.

This soup was a happy accident of having too many vegetables needing to be used up and craving some intense flavors. I didn't have any plan or guideline when I went into the kitchen to make this soup. I just knew that I was hungry, wanted to use up all those vegetables and … [Read more...]

Red, White and Green Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad with Vegetables

So you know how we had a little discussion the other day about how to soak, season and cook your own dried beans? Well, this is an example of what I like to do with the cooked beans. A simple grain salad with beans for protein and as many vegetables as I can shove in there. I … [Read more...]

Quinoa Spanakopita

Quinoa Spanakopita from www.everydaymaven.com

A couple of months ago, I had the most incredible plate of spanakopita at a restaurant.  It was so wonderful, so creamy and so ridiculously high in calories and fat (or Points Plus if you are doing Weight Watchers) that I was wishing I was wearing sweat pants instead of skinny … [Read more...]

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh from www.everydaymaven.com

Whenever I think of Middle Eastern food, I immediately think of amazing olive oil, aromatic spices like sumac and cardamom, tahini, unbelievable breads and salads spread out on tables full of food served family style.  One of the most commonly seen dishes on these tables is … [Read more...]

Toasted Garlic and Parsley Quinoa

Toasted Garlic and Parsley Quinoa from www.everydaymaven.com

Are you cooking with quinoa yet? If so, you will love this flavorful, yet simple preparation. If not, this is the perfect recipe to get you started! Quinoa is one of those things I get a lot of questions about.  Like how to cook it properly, how to make it taste great, what it … [Read more...]